Obituaries for Sept. 18, 2015
Jennie Mailekini Keuma
Jennie Mailekini “Aunty Jennie” Keuma of Hanapepe, Kauai passed away on Sept. 9, 2015, at her home. She was born on Feb. 3, 1925, in Waimea, Kauai.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Keuma; father, George Kahalekomo, Sr.; mother, Miriam Namakaeha; step-father, Kalei Makawelo Kuapahi; brothers, George, Abraham, Gabriel, Rueben, Raymond Kahalekomo and Leialoha Kuapahi; sisters, Rachel Kahalekomo, Primrose Caldeira Machado and her two sons, Wilton and Daniel Keuma
Jennie is survived by her daughters, Donna “Manu” (Dennis) Tokuoka and Charlene “Kehau” (Dave) Kerwin and sons, Eldon “Kaulei” (Joyce) Kahalekomo, Dalsay (Verlynn) Keuma, Keenan (Susan) Keuma, Shyronjon “Kainoa” (Healani) Keuma, Frank (Laura) Keuma and Delayne (Glennis) Pai. Jennie had 41 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Janet Kahalekomo and Arlene Kaupahi; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary in Koloa from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.
The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcome.
Arrangements by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.
Margaret ‘Margie’ Itakura
Margaret “Margie” Itakura passed away peacefully in her home in Cypress, California, on Aug. 16, 2015, at the age of 85 with her family at her side. Margie was born Oct. 11, 1929, in Honolulu, HI.
She is survived by her two sons, Charles “Charlie” (wife Laura) Greenleaf and Haruo “Butch” (wife Elizabeth) Itakura, Jr.; daughter, Kim Itakura; two grandchildren (their spouses) and three great-grandchildren.
Margie enjoyed her trips to Las Vegas and always seemed to come home rejuvenated with a great story about her “winnings.” She loved to prepare elaborate meals for her family and friends and always looked forward to the next “get together.” She worked hard on her crocheting, putting her heart and soul into each piece that would only be given to those nearest and dearest to her. Margie is remembered by her family and many friends as a woman who lived life to the fullest and brought that out in others.
A private celebration of her life will be held on Sept. 18, 2015, at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe, Kauai. In honor of Margie’s wishes, the family respectfully requests no flowers.