Obituaries for Friday, January 28, 2011

Daniel Locey • Mildred Hiramoto

Nicole Thomas • Clara Jardin

Kinue Mizuno

Daniel Locey

Daniel L. Locey, 59, died Dec. 22, 2010. Born Dec. 5, 1951, in Montebello, Calif., he was an RME with CWD Construction.

He was preceded in death by mother Jane Locey and father Daryl Locey.

He is survived by his daughters, Maile and Delphi Locey of Seattle, Wash.; brother, David (Elke); four nieces of California; sister, Linda (George) Corral; three nephews of LaGrange, Ky.; and his loving companion, Helen Mattingly of Lihu‘e.

There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, Jan. 29, from noon until sunset, with a potluck under the makani trees fronting the Black Sands Apts. in Waimea, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i. Casual attire suggested.

Mildred Hiramoto

Mildred Midori “Kamei” Hiramoto of ‘Oma‘o died Jan. 15, 2011, at age 83. Born on Kaua‘i, she was a secretary for Kaua‘i Commercial Company and became the executive secretary to Mayor Francis M. F. Ching. Before retiring she was the court clerk and secretary to Judges Alfred Laureta, Norito Kawakami, Kei Hirano and George Masuoka in the 5th Circuit Court.

She was preceded in death by husband Charles I. Hiramoto.

She is survived by mother Florence Kamei; sister Janet (Nobuyuki) Watanabe; children Janis Cox, Lynn (Patrick Murphy) Douthit, Charles (Maureen) Hiramoto, Lane Hiramoto, Rae (Orlando Valvieja) Hiramoto; grandchildren Tiana (Will) Litvin, Shannon (Steven Ashcraft) Hiramoto, Calen Hiramoto; and great-grandchildren Ella and Benjamin Litvin.

Private services will be held to celebrate her life. Family requests no monetary gifts or flowers.

Nicole Thomas

Nicole Charmaine Thomas of Kapa‘a died Jan. 19, 2011, on O‘ahu, at age 42. Born in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, Sept. 11, 1968, she was a teacher and caregiver; loved sharing her mana‘o with others; was always creating something beautiful with her hands; was an amazing mother, daughter, sister, aunty and friend; shared so many memories with so many people; and her legacy will live on. 

She was preceded in death by her son Tanner; grandparents Alex and Frances Thomas, Leon Castillo, and Doris Uyeda.

She is survived by fiancé Shawn Sanchez; daughters Tierny and Teagan Waialeale; mother Connie (Steve) Melanson; father Stephen (Sheilah) Thomas; brother Brandon Thomas (Leo Hasegawa); sister Dawn (Kenneth) Cummings; nieces Tara, Tori, Kawana, Jennee, Tyli, Kyary, Kaliyah, Brooklyn; nephews Keona, Kahinu, Kamuela, Tristin; numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, and extended family, Ojiichan Hideo and Obachan Michie Sasaki.

A celebration of life will be on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Lydgate South Beach Park (first turn off, behind soccer field park). Visitation at 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m. Fellowship with the family and friends to follow the services.

Family requests no floral arrangements, leis welcome.

Clara Jardin

Clara Gomes Jardin of Kalaheo died at home on Jan. 20, 2011 at the age of 91. She was born on Kaua‘i on May 3, 1919.

She was preceded in death by husband Albert Jardin.

She is survived by daughters Alberta (Peter) Kali Sr., Judy (Leon) Gonsalves Sr.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sisters Flora Duarte, Alice Palmeira, Miriam Rita; numerous nephews, nieces cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with family on Sat. Jan. 29, 2011 at Holy Cross Church from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Church Cemetery.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Kinue Mizuno

Kinue Mizuno of Hilo died at Life Care Center of Hilo on Jan. 24, 2011. Born on Jan. 15, 1919 in Pakala, Kaua‘i, she was a member of Waimea Hongwanji, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Buddhist Women’s Association, Club 100 and retired as a Janitress from Waimea Dispensary.

She is survived by son Barry (Carolyn) Mizuno of Hilo; daughter Dale (Tom) Nakano of Honolulu; daughter-in-law Rosi Mizuno of California; sisters Midori Yanagawa of Hilo, Tsuneyo (Toshio) Ikeda of Kaumakani, Kaua‘i; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Dodo Mortuary, INC. assisted the family with services.


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