Obituaries for March 8, 2015

• June Ikemoto • Colleen Okamoto • Hermogenes Sagadraca • Marie Carol Lemke • Clinton Bettencourt • Rebecca Sialana • Jack Cobb • Toshio Ikeda • Pablo Gapuz

June Ikemoto

June C. Ikemoto of Lihue passed away on Feb. 25, 2015, at Stanford Medical Center at the age of 55. Born on June 14, 1959, in Waimea, Kauai, she was an attorney with Law Office of June C. Ikemoto and vice president and co-owner of Blue Knight Services Hawaii, Inc.

She is survived by her husband, Leroy W. Taguma; two daughters, Taryn Taguma of Lihue and Holly Taguma of Lihue; one brother, Alvin M. Ikemoto of Waimea; and one sister, Mitsue Ikemoto of Waimea.

A memorial service for June will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai with visitation at 9 a.m. and services to begin at 11 a.m.

Family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Colleen Okamoto

Colleen Corr Okamoto of Kekaha passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on Jan. 30, 2015, at the age of 68. Born on March 12, 1946, in Waimea, Kauai, she was a branch manager with Waimea and Eleele KCFCU.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and May Corr; two brothers, James Corr Jr. and Richard Corr; and sister, Goldie Kahale.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Okamoto; three sons, Larry Okamoto of Kekaha, Jason (Loretta) Okamoto of Keaau and Jon Okamoto of Kekaha; daughter, Lorene Okamoto of Kekaha; four grandchildren; two hanai grandchildren; two hanai great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wilfred (Patricia) Kualii of Puhi, Charles (Jean) Corr of Texas and John (Sandy) Corr of California; two sisters, Barbara Velasquez of Utah and Aletha Matsusaka of Kalaheo; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Church of Latter-day Saints, Kekaha Ward. Viewing will begin at 9 a.m. with an 11 a.m. service. A celebration of life is to follow at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center. Family suggests casual attire and to omit flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Hermogenes Sagadraca

Hermogenes Dugay Sagadraca of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on March 5, 2015, at the age of 89. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Bacarra, Philippines, on April 19, 1925, and retired from Wailua Golf course as a tractor operator. He came to Kauai in 1946 with the last Sakada group.

Preceded in death by his wife, Frances T. Sagadraca; parents, Florentino and Diega Dugay Sagadraca; brother, Emilio Sagadraca; and a sister, Maxima Cadiz.

He is survived by his son, Danny (Odette) Sagadraca of Oahu; two grandchildren, Daniel Sagadraca of Arizona and Sasha (Brock) Dunlop of Arizona; two step-grandchildren, Stephanie Lam and Laurie Lam of Minnesota; two sisters, Veronica (Ben) Bolosan; Eusebia (Benildo) Cadiz; two brothers, Orlindo (Minda) Sagadraca, Virgilio (Fermina) Sagadraca; brother-in-law, Alfredo Cadiz; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall with viewing from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Marie Carol Lemke

Marie Carol Aguiar Lemke of Kapaa passed away in Garden Isle Health Care on Feb. 27, 2015, at the age of 90. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii, on May 30, 1924. She was a cattle rancher and owner of Lemke Ranch and also entertained and sang in the USO in her younger days.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul D. Lemke; parents, Senator Manuel and Mrs. Beatrice Aguiar; and sister, Beatrice Roberts.

She is survived by two daughters, Beatrice (Leroy) Lemke-Newman of Kapaa, Kulamanu (Wayne) Medeiros of Lihue; three sons, Paul Lemke (Tamara Neuberger) of Kapaa, William “Bill” (Darrelyn) Lemke of Lihue, Albert Lemke of Kapaa; 10 grandchildren, Summer (John) Holwegner, Kianalani Medeiros, Ashley Medeiros, Paul Nahio Lemke, Taylor Lemke, Kaulana Lemke, Kainoa Lemke, Makana Lemke, Aurora Lemke, Kekoa Lemke; three great-grandchildren; sister, Charlotte Seyer of Connecticut; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa with visitation from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

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

Clinton Bettencourt

Clinton (Clint) M. Bettencourt of Kapaa, Kauai, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 25, 2015, surrounded by his loving family: wife Rose, daughters Marisa and Michelle (Richie), sons Matthew (Ren), Micah (Jaylen), and Kai, dear friend and sister Pua’ala, and grandchildren Nalu, Peyton, and Kona. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a sergeant with the Kauai Police Department. He was also an avid fisherman, a passion he shared with his entire family. Honoring his wishes, private services were held.

Rebecca Sialana

Rebecca Leina’ala Kanekoa Sialana of Kekaha, Kauai, passed away at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on March 2, 2015, at the age of 71. She was a retired Human Resources manager for KIUC.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Sialana; daughters, Brenda (Richard) Jose, Elizabeth “Tiny” (Federico Jr.,) Caberto; son, Paul (Lynn) Sialana, five grandchildren, sisters, Queenie Lee, Moana (Lloyd) Kaneshiro; brother, Reginald “Mia” (Constance) Kanekoa, numerous aunt, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, March 13, 2015, at St. Theresa’s Church, 8311 Kaumualii Highway, Kekaha. Visitation from 9 to 11 a.m, service to follow. Inurnment at 12:30 p.m. at Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested, flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa.

Jack Cobb

James “Jack” Cobb, of Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on Feb. 19, 2015, at the age of 77. Born on Feb. 4, 1938, in Jacksonville, Alabama, he was a retired program manager with PMRF and in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Rowena Cobb, daughter, Shelly Cobb, son, Bret Cobb.

Celebration of life will be held on March 20, 2015, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at 1 p.m. followed by services at 1:30 p.m. Family suggests flowers be omitted.

The family is being assisted by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Toshio Ikeda

Toshio “Tenny” Ikeda of Kaumakani passed away on March 3, 2015. Born on Nov. 19, 1922, in Makaweli, Kauai, he was a mechanic with Olokele Sugar Company.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Atsushi Ikeda; and daughter, Fay Nihei; and survived by his wife, Tsuneyo Ikeda; son, Mitchell (Carol) Ikeda of Lihue; daughter, Lorraine (Galen) Ikeda-Yee of Bothell, Washington; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held. Family requests no koden.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Pablo Gapuz

Pablo Leanoria Gapuz of Eleele, Kauai, passed away on Feb. 21, 2015, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 98. Born on June 30, 1916, in Pasuquin Illocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired groundsman.

He was preceded in death by his wife Alfreda Bugaoisan Gapuz, Parents Pedro and Christina Gapuz, Siblings Castor Gapuz, Lorenza Mateo, Francisca Manglal-Lan and Fernando Gapuz.

He is survived by son Estalin (Minervina) Gapuz, three daughters,Emelda (Sameon) Gapuz Manglal-Lan Estrella (Willy) Palalay, Erlinda (Romeo) Aguinaldo, 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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