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Obituaries for Tuesday, July 1, 2008

• Kenneth Chow

• Anastacia Tabura

• Mannette Bock

• Lurline Kim

• Robert Nareau


Kenneth Chow

Kenneth A.T. Chow of Wailua died June 24, 2008, at Tripler Army Medical Center at the age of 79. Born Sept. 28, 1928, in Niumalu, he was a pressman printer for The Garden Island newspaper.

He is survived by wife Martha Huddy Chow of Wailua; daughters Lyndelle (Tommy) Makanani of Kapahi and Darlene (George) Thronas of Wailua; sons Ken Chow of Niumalu, Clayton (Kimberly) Chow of Wailua and Michael (Malia) Chow of Kapahi; hanai daughter Cheryl Doi Kuriki of Kapahi; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers Aki Chow of Aiea and Raymond (Muriel) Chow of Texas; sisters Dorothy Huddy of Kapa‘a and Gladys Davis of North Carolina; sisters-in-law Maizie Chow and Kuki Chow, both of Lihu‘e; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Friday, July 4, at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church. Services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Anastacia Tabura

Anastacia “Tasha” Cabonilas Tabura of Hanama‘ulu died June 25, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. Born in Cebu City, Philippines, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend.

She was preceded in death by spouse Vicente Sr. and brothers and sisters from the Philippines.

She is survived by daughters Adelaida (Rudy) Nuevo of the Philippines, Letecia “Tessie” (Willy) Estenzo of Kapa‘a, Josefa “Josie” (Archie) Franks of Texas; sons Max (Arlene) Tabura of Hanama‘ulu, Vicente Jr. (Maureen) Tabura of Kapa‘a, Danny (Dianne) Tabura of Kapa‘a; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at St. Catherine’s Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park in Lihu‘e.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Mannette Bock

Mannette L. Bock of Wailua Homesteads died May 17, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 87. Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, she was a Kaua‘i resident from 1978. She worked as a special effects airbrush artist at Disney Studios.

She is survived by sons David B. (Andrea) Anderson of Kapahi and Leslie C. Anderson of St. Johns, Virgin Islands; sister Phyllis Jacobson of Norway; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at Lydgate Beach Park.

There will be a scattering of her ashes at the Wailua River Mouth on the Lydgate Park side. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to their favorite Kaua‘i charities in her remembrance.


Lurline Kim

Lurline Gladiola Dawn Kaleiwahine Medeiros Kim of Honolulu died June 11, 2008, at Moanalua, O‘ahu (Tripler AMC), SOH, at the age of 80. Born Dec. 25, 1927, in Koloa, she was a homemaker and was retired from the duty-free shops at the airport.

She was preceded in death by parents Louis J. Medeiros and Esther K. Velasco; husband Moses Soo Chan Kim; son Joynal Kaiminaauao Kim; brothers Melvin Madsen Kealohapuaokalani Medeiros, Joy Richey Nakeakealohakiaaina Medeiros; Moroni Lavon Kaonohiokalakealiiokalanikeale Medeiros and John Evangelista Kuuleikaulana Velasco Jr.; sister-in-law Toyoko Kubo Medeiros; sister SylviaLou Doradale Kauimakanaokalani Enomoto; and brother-in-law Tatsunobu Enomoto.

She is survived by sons Moses Soo Chun Kamanaoio Kim Jr., John Wesley Kaleialoha Kim and Kelvin Kiaaina Kim; brother Ambrose Don Kameakaulana Velasco; sister-in-laws Jeannette Allor Velasco, Barbara Jean Chun Velasco and Joanne Royer Medeiros; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 11, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Ward Chapel, 1723 Beckley St.; service at 7 p.m. The funeral will be held with visits beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park in Pa‘ina.

Arrangements are being handled by Mililani Mortuary.


Robert Nareau

Robert “Bob” Nareau, a former Kaua‘i resident and frequent visitor, died on Nov. 7, 2006, after a brief illness. Born in Keene, N.H., he served in the Navy during WWII and then attended Columbia University.

After many years of successful practice as a criminal attorney in the San Diego area, Bob retired with his wife Greta to Kaua‘i. He taught at Kaua‘i Community College and spent much time at the Kauai Sands Hotel.

After a decade of life on Kaua‘i, the Nareaus returned to the Mainland, residing in Mesa, Ariz.

Bob is survived by wife Greta Nareau, brothers, sisters, several children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was cremated and his ashes will be released on his beloved Kaua‘i at 11 a.m. during service at Lumaha‘i Beach.

Following the release of ashes at Lumaha‘i Beach at noon, there will be a pa‘ina at Leandra’s house where visitors can meet Greta and ‘ohana. Located at 5868 Hauaala Road in Keapana Valley.

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