Obituaries for Sunday, March 25, 2012

• Wendy Valentine • Justo Vicente • Trinidad Rames

Wendy Valentine

Wendy Castle Valentine of Princeville died at home on March 11, 2012, at the age of 57.

Wendy impacted the world around her through her love of music, art and the healing arts. With her husband Cary, she co-founded the Lotus Arts Foundation, a nonprofit bringing music and art into schools throughout Kaua‘i and the Mainland and co-authored the upcoming book “In Love Forever.”

She is survived by her husband, Cary Valentine; mother and stepfather, Marjorie and Kenneth White; two sisters, Jane (Vic) Lanzilotti, Julie (Jack) Pickett; brother Chuck (Kate) Schwer; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 6, at Hanalei Bay.

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

In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible contributions can be made in Wendy’s honor to the Lotus Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 1108, Kilauea, Hawai‘i 96754.

Justo Vicente

Justo Vicente of ‘Ele‘ele died on March 15, 2012, at his home in Hanapepe at the age of 87. He was born on July 22, 1924, in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a retired supervisor for Kaua‘i Electric.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carmen Labrador Vicente.

He is survived by his daughters, Nina (Romeo) Ramelb of Kaua‘i, Lynn (Nick) Abramo of O‘ahu; son, Kenneth (Ana Lissa) Vicente of California; grandchildren, Sherri (Guy) Matsumoto, Liza (Al) Tolentino, Jennifer Ramelb, all of California, Carlyn, Elijah, Nicholas Abramo of O‘ahu; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Dyan and Mari of California.

Memorial service will held on Wednesday, March 28, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihu‘e Cemetery. The family suggests casual attire and no flowers.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary

Thanks and appreciation to Dr. C.J. “Paul” Flora & staff, The Kaua‘i Hospice.

Trinidad Rames

Trinidad “Trini” Castillo Rames, formerly of Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 24, 2012, at the age of 90. She was born on Feb. 16, 1922, on O‘ahu.

She relocated to San Diego, Calif., and later retired in Las Vegas, Nev. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunty.

Friends and loved ones may recall fond memories of working with Trinidad at Coco Palms, Kealia County Store (Kaua‘i) and AAA Automobile Club (San Diego, Calif.).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent R. Rames, her parents, Juan and Maxima Castillo; brothers Wallace and Donald Castillo, and sister Connie Mora.

She is survived by her seven children; Olivia Rames Smith of Las Vegas; Tom Rames of Portland, Ore.; Raymond “Fish” Rames of Kaua‘i; Luka (Gary) Hooten of Kaua‘i; John (Cathy) Rames of San Diego, Calif.: Lorrin (Ellen) Rames of Birmingham, Ala.; and Ronnie Rames (Irvin Vidinha) of Kaua‘i; 14 grandchildren; Michelle Waldo of Little Rock, Ark., David Salonius of San Diego, Calif., Ryanna Rames of Portland, Ore., TJ Rames of Portland, Ore., Bronson Rames of Portland, Ore., Brandon Rames of Little Rock, Ark., Tasha and Tanya Rames of O‘ahu, Kai Forsen of O‘ahu, Melissa Mounts of Boston, Mass., Elizabeth Mounts of Los Angeles; Megan  Urena of San Diego, Calif., Emily and Vince Rames of Birmingham, Ala.; and three great-grandchildren. And many beloved extended family members.

A celebration of her life and scattering of ashes will be held at Hanalei Bay and announced at a later date.


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