Obituaries for Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Elizabeth KikuchiJean WeberSharon TeixeiraJoseph Kanahele

Elizabeth Kikuchi

Elizabeth “Eli” Leilani Ahana Kikuchi of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. Passed away on July 1, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 72. Born on March 14, 1941 in Lihue, Kauai. She was an Associate Professor for U.H. Hilo, Sole Proprietor for Eli’s Travel and Kamehameha Schools Alumnus ‘59.

Preceded in death by: Parents, Ah Sau and Mary Ahana; Sisters, Janice Shiets and Joyce Watanabe. She is survived by: Son, Kent (Lori) Kikuchi, Lihue; Daughter, Keri Keakealani Kobayashi, Lihue; Sister, Carol (Edwin) Kondo, Oahu; Grandchildren Kallen and Kadden Kobayashi, Kade and Heiley Kikuchi, Lihue and Aunt Hatsue Ahana. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday July 12, 2013 at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue. Visitation from 4 P.M. Service and Celebration to follow till 8 p.m. Casual Attire is suggested and a Private burial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai.

Jean Weber

Jean Marie Weber of Lafayette, California passed away on Kauai on July 3, 2013, at the age of 73. She was born in Woodland, California on May 6, 1940, and retired as an executive assistant from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center after 25 years of service.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Michael Weber and father, Charles Price Hoppin.

She is survived by her two daughters, Laurie Weber of Lihue, Kauai and Cindy (Joe) Dougherty of Lafayette, California; one son, Steve Weber of San Francisco, California; three grandchildren, Ryan, Katie and Molly Dougherty; mother, Martha Fritschi of Moraga, California; brothers, Ned (Barbara) Hoppin of Mattoon, Illinois, Richard (Muffy) Hoppin of Woodland, California, Lawrence (Debbie) Hoppin of Woodland California; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 13th at Ho’okipa Cafe at Puakea Golf Course from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Weber family with arrangements.

Sharon Teixeira

Sharon Leilani Teixeira of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai. Passed away on July 6, 2013 at the age of 63. Born on May 3, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was a volunteer at Lihue Lutheran Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Maxine Teixeira; sister, Carla Teixeira and brother, Ronnie Teixeira.

She is survived by daughter, Cindy (Donny) Ortega of Wailua Homesteads, brother, Richard (Fradelle) Teixeira of Kilauea, Numerous Aunties, Uncles, nieces and nephews and one grandchild.

Private celebration of Life Service will be held. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lihue Lutheran Church.

Arrangements by: Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai

Joseph Kanahele

Joseph Hookipa Kanahele, 69, of Kekaha passed away at The Queens Medical Center on June 29, 2013. Born on January 26, 1944 in Puuwai, Niihau, he was a crane operator with Gay and Robinson.

He is survived by his Hanai sons, Sam (Lotu) Bastillos of Kekaha, Marcelo (Debbie) Bustillos of Maui, Hookipa (Michelle) Bustillos of Maui, Lambert (Brenda) Kaohelaulii of Maui, and Kauwila boy (Sana) Pahulehua of Waimea; Hanai daughters, Joann (Robert) Figaroa of Anahola, Connie (Kaimana) Costineda of Kekaha, Hualani (Dave) Duncan of Hanapepe, Grace (Harry) Kala of Kekaha, Ruth (Kuma) Kaohelaulii of Hanapepe, Ella (Kalana) Kanahele of Kekaha, Gladys (Kahale) Kahale of Kekaha, Kahea (Jay) Niau of Kekaha, Sally (Tony) Bernaldes of Kekaha, and Helena Corcoran of Honolulu; sister, Mileka Kanahele; and Aunty Tootie Evaline; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Friends may visit with the family from 9:00 am, service starts at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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