Obituaries for Jan. 5, 2016

Obituaries for Jan. 5, 2016

Irene Catbagan Williams

Irene Catbagan Williams of Sacramento, Calif., passed away on Dec. 9, 2015, at the age of 73. Irene was born on Oahu, raised on Kauai and a Kapaa High School graduate.

She is preceded in death by husband, Kirk Williams, Sr. and granddaughter, Jennifer Cramer.

Irene is survived by son, Kirk (Stephanie Black) Williams, Jr. of California, and daughter, Leilani (Darryl) Cramer of Tennessee; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as her mom, siblings and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

In celebration of Irene’s life the family will be holding a private service and has asked that donations be made to local charities in her memory.

Pamela Leimomi Kailikini Dow

With a True Heart of a Warrior, Pamela Leimomi Kailikini Dow, fought a long hard battle with Cancer. She passed away surrounded by her family on Dec. 10, 2015, at the age of 63. Born on April 13, 1952, in Waimea, she along with her husband, Ernest, owned and operated Waimea Canyon General Store, Forever Kauai for 19 years in Kekaha.

Pam and Ernest were married for 24 wonderful years, and enjoyed traveling the world together, especially to their favorite “home away from home,” Las Vegas. True soul mates till the end, destiny took them on their final journey within days of each other.

“Aunty Pam” as she was lovingly known, was a true advocate for authentic Niihau shell leis.

Preceded in death by husband, Ernest Dow; parents, Abraham and Ermine Kailikini Sr., and brother Abraham Jr.

Survived by sisters, Ruth Naumu and Cynthia Blair; step-children, Jim (Eileen), David (Jeanne) Dow, and Judy (Frank) Cano; numerous grandchildren, little muffins, family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Kailikini Residence, 5010 Awawa Rd. Hanapepe Valley, Visitation 2 to 3 p.m. with services to follow. Contact 335-5736.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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