Obituaries for Thursday, July 28, 2011

Shane Abell • Edward


Shane Abell

Shane Liberty Abell of Anahola died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on July 14, 2011, at age 28. Born in Oregon on July 4, 1983, he was a mason with Spencer Masonry.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Makai Abell.

He is survived by his wife, Dana Abell; son, Kalalea Abell; daughter, Alena Abell; father, Jim (Jill) Abell; mother, Anita Vertefeuille; brothers, Jeff (Lauren) Abell and Saul Abell; sister, Serena Abell; in-laws, Dorina San Augustine and Russell Kam; nephew, Bryce Abell and nieces, Jenna and Zophia Abell.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 30, at Anahola Beach Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a sunset paddle out.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Abell family with arrangements.

Edward Rice

Edward Francis Rice of Lihu‘e died at his home on July 16, 2011. Born on Oct. 3, 1936, in Anaconda, Mont., he retired from C. Brewer as senior accountant and as business manager for Gay and Robinson.

He grew up in Montana and moved to Hawai‘i 49 years ago and loved living here. He was a devoted husband, affectionate father and loved playing with his grandkids. He enjoyed playing golf with his buddies and made a hole in one at Princeville and another at Kiahuna. He liked to play tour guide and give his friends and family tours of the Hawai‘i that he loved so much.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ann Rice of Great Falls, Mont., and his brother, Jim Rice of Denver, Colo.

He is survived by his wife, Alyce Lorraine “Lori” Rice; sons, Steven (Susan) Rice of Hilo and Andrew (Barbara) Rice of Banks, Oregon; daughters, Sammee (Duane) Albano of Lihu‘e and Angela Rice of Hanapepe; grandchildren, Chelsea Rice, Jeremy (Rebekah) Albano, Briana (Jacob) Pierce, Christina “Nina” Albano, Corrinne, Jesse and Tristan Rice; great-granddaughter, Azariah Pierce; brothers, Kenny Rice, Ted Rice, Charlie Rice and Greg Rice; sisters, Marianne (Richard) Sanchez, Kay Rice, Zedda (Ernie) Gallegos, Sheila Rice, Sandy Rice and Susie Rice (Larry Strizich); numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at Kapa‘a Missionary Church on Saturday, July 30. Friends may visit with the family at 9:30 a.m. The service will be held at 10 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested.


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