Obituaries for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Ruth SmithElpidio Cardenas

Ruth Smith

Ruth Lydia Smith of Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on October 29, 2013, at her home at the age of 90. Born on February 25, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

She was a Retired Clinical Psychologist and Co-Author of 5 books (1977 – 2003) on childhood development utilizing information and records from the Kauai Longitudinal Study.

Preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Edith Spangler and brother, Harry Spangler.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Earl Smith, Lawai; daughter, Laurie Smith-Wishard, Lawai; sons, Stephen (Margaret) Smith, Lawai; Barry (Claudette) Smith, Hawi; David (Sylvia) Smith, Lawai; 3 grandchildren Chelsea Smith-Wishard, Saian Smith and Eamon Smith.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday November 22, 2013, at Saint Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church, Lihue. Service at 4:30 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Friends of The Children’s Justice Center, Kauai or Hale Opio Kauai, Inc.

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

Elpidio Cardenas

Elpidio Adviento Cardenas, 90, of Puhi passed away on November 2, 2013, surrounded by his family, at Garden Isle Healthcare. He was born on April 26, 1923, in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Grove Farm, Lihue Plantation and Rego trucking.

Mr. Cardenas is predeceased by his first wife, Juana Victoria Bueno Cardenas; parents, Patricio and Hipolita Cardenas; and siblings, Clothilde, Dolores and Patrick.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen A. Cardenas of Puhi, Kauai; five children, Elpidio B. “Tony” (Lori) Cardenas of Lawai, Kauai, Edie B. (Roy) Bonilla of Pukalani, Maui, William B. (Fe Eugenio) Cardenas of Honolulu, Roland B. Cardenas of Las Vegas, Nevada, James A (Kanani Dreier) Cardenas of Puhi, Kauai; six grandchildren, Michael A. (Achel Elmore) Cardenas of Murietta, California, John D. Cardenas of San Tan Valley, Arizona, Riane Ashley Cardenas of Honolulu, Reece A Bonilla of Pukalani, Maui, Jessica Crystal “Jaycee” Cardenas of Honolulu and Stephanie Marie Bonilla of Pukalani, Maui.

Friends may visit with the family at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Rosary will be prayed at 9 a.m.

Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. The family requests that flowers be omitted and suggests aloha attire.

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

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