Obituaries for Saturday, March 3, 2012

• Grace Kahale • Naomi Nishida • Serafin Morris

Grace Kahale

Grace Leinaala Kahale of Pu‘uwai, Ni‘ihau died on Feb. 27, 2012, at the age of 51.  Born on Jan. 21, 1961, she was a substitute teacher with Department of Education.

She is survived by her husband, James K. Kahale of Ni‘ihau; one daughter, Grace Marie (Pilialoha) Kahale-Shintani of Ni‘ihau; and one grandchild. Also surviving are four brothers, Lindsay (Uilani) Kelley, Clifton (Glory) Kelley, Maynard Kelley and Kyle Kelley, all of Ni‘ihau; five sisters, May (Ron) Kelley-Gallion of Waimea, Lulu Healani Kelley of Ni‘ihau, Eliza (Kekoa) Kelley-Roback of O‘ahu, Marylou (Pomaikai) Kelley-Kanahele of Ni‘ihau, Lindy (Mikeala) Kelley-Kanahele of Ni‘ihau; and numerous uncle, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on March 7 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Service to begin at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Naomi Nishida

Naomi J. Nishida of Wailua Homesteads died Feb. 22, 2012. She was born June 3, 1950, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kaua‘i. She was a great sister, auntie, classmate and a lifelong teacher.

She was preceded in death by her father, James E. Nishida, and mother, Minnie F. Nishida, and brother Lowell M. Nishida.

She is survived by her brother, James E. Nishida Jr., who is married to A. Kimberlin Blackburn, of Kapa‘a; brother Nelson N. Nishida, who is married to Ruth M. Nishida, of Las Vegas; and her niece Aida K. N. Watson, who is married to James Watson, of Ohio; and many beloved cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Kapa‘a Jodo Mission. Memorial service officiated by the Rev. Shoryu Akiya will begin at 4:30 p.m. A celebration of her life will follow in the church hall. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements handled by Borthwick Mortuary.

Serafin Morris

Serafin Morris died Feb. 29, 2012, at the age of 83. Born March 23, 1928, in Koloa, Kaua‘i, he was employed by Ford Glass for 31 years and was a Mason.

He is preceded in death by his siblings Elsie, Emily, Peggy, Margaret and Bernard; daughters Charline, Sheila; granddaughter Paula.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Tidwell Morris; daughter Serafina (Chris) Green; grandchildren Jennifer, Serafin and Caroline; great-grandchildren Jessica and Tennyson. A special thank you to Mark and Kathy for their support.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday. Visitation is on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1150 Dickerson Rd., Goodlettsville, TN 37072, 615-859-5279.

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