Obituaries for Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Karen YamamotoRev. Mel CamposMikala ‘Kala’ S. AndersonLeslie KuboElmer MurataShikio Shimokawa

Karen Yamamoto

Karen Yamamoto of Wailua Homesteads passed away on Aug. 17, 2013 at Garden Island Health Care at the age of 72. She was born on April 9, 1941 in Lihue, Kauai, she was a retired Teacher with Kapaa Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Shoichi and Kimiko Kodama and brother, Ben Kodama.

She is survived by her husband, James Yamamoto; son, Reid (Janna) Yamamoto of Pearl City; daughters, Lori (Kent) Kikuchi of Lihue and Mari Yamamoto of Kapaa; sister, LaVerne (Ronald) Kodama Yokoi of Kapaa; sister-in-law, Ann Kodama of Kailua; six grandchildren; Ethan Kaiwi; Tamryn and Gavin Yamamoto; Kade and Heiley Kikuchi and Justin Yamamoto; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 3:30 p.m. Service will begin at 4:30 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Rev. Mel Campos

The Rev. Mel Campos of Boiling Springs, N.C. passed away on June 28, 2013 at Hospice at Wendover at the age of 64. He was born on November 16, 1946 in Waimea, Kauai, he was an Associate Pastor of Crestview Baptist Church of Shelby, N.C.

He is survived by his wife Cindy Campos; daughters, MeLani Campos and Mindy Campos, both of Wilmington, N.C.; grandson Izaiah Campos of Wilmington, N.C.; mother Dolores Campos of Waimea Kauai; brothers, Ernest Campos of Gardena, CA, Prudencio (Evangeline) Campos of Makakilo, HI, and Ron Campos of Waimea, Kauai; his sister Stella (Kelly) Shimatsu of Kalaheo, Kauai and sister-in-law Gail Thornton of Boiling Springs, N.C.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Ele’ele Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Service will begin at 10 a.m. Family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Private inurnment.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Mikala ‘Kala’ S. Anderson

Mikala “Kala” S. Anderson of Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Aug. 12, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 29. He was born on May 24, 1984 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. He was a Carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Jalouise “Jali” Carlyle-Anderson; parents, Thomas and Thomasina “T” Anderson, Kilauea; brother, LurGuial Counts, Hawaii; numerous step brothers, step sisters, nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Celebration of Life is on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Lydgate Beach Park (end of Lydgate Beach Park) at 12 p.m and will be a Potluck gathering and casual attire.

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

Leslie Kubo

Leslie Levi Sueo Kubo of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. Passed away on Aug. 24, 2013, at the age of 77 at Straub Hospital, Honolulu, Oahu. Born on September 28, 1935 in Kealia, Kauai. He worked for Kauai Police Department and retired from the Prosecutors office.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Riichi and Kealoha Kubo; wife, Violet Lee Kubo; son, Sanford Kubo.

He is survived by his wife, Siebel Sheldon-Kubo, Kapaa; son, Derwin (Jane) Kubo, Illinois; daughters, Donna Lee (Gary) Lloyd, Oahu; Leslie (Francis) Takasaki, Wailua; Duanne Lynn Kubo, Wailua; step sons, Sam (Marianne) Sheldon, Lihue; Kamalu (Irene) Sheldon, Wailua; sisters, Irene (Bernard) Apana, Wailua; Annie Christian, Las Vegas; Grandchildren, Donna-Lee “Lezlee” Kubo (Tommy C.), Duston Ray Kubo (Asha Peahu), Jerrilee Bukoski Largusa (Paka), Kelsi Kubo, Kylie Kubo, Tia Takasaki, Rosalyn Palmeira Ladera (Mike Ladera), Leila Sheldon (Jason) and Sheana Mata and great grandchildren, Kaiden Ray Kubo, Taeani Largusa and Taeden Largusa.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Kapaa. Visitation at 9 a.m. Service at 11 a.m.

Burial to follow at Kapaa Public Cemetery, aloha attire.

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

Elmer Murata

Elmer Seiji Murata of Lihue passed away on Aug. 5, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. He was born on March 13, 1938 in Honoululu, Oahu, he was a Construction Vice President with K.Shioi Construction.

He is preceded in death by his four brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Murata; sons, Darren (Dawn) Murata of Omao and Jay (Corrine) Murata of Lihue; daughter, Twila (Neil) Murata Koch of Clinton, Iowa; sisters, Laura Taked of Union City CA, Eunice Kaneshiro of West Covina CA, and Winifred Abe of La Habra CA; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A private service was held. The family requests no koden.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Shikio Shimokawa

Shikio Shimokawa of Hanapepe passed away on Aug. 6, 2013 at Kauai Care Center at the age of 99. He was born on May 3, 1914 in Makaweli, Kauai, he was a Park and Recreation employee for the County of Kauai and owner of O.K. service station.

He is survived by his wife, Kiyoko Koga Shimokawa; daughters, Lucille Kireto; Gail Shimokawa and Lori Shimokawa-Caporus; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private Service.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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