Obituaries for Sept. 18, 2016

• Glenna Ruth Wilson (Heller) • Joseph Junichi Daos • Edward ‘Ted’ Ralph Keller • Michael Joseph Texeira Sr. • Christ Karmas

Glenna Ruth Wilson (Heller)

On Feb. 7, 1948, the world became a brighter place when Glenna Ruth Wilson (Heller) was born to Glen and Ruth Wilson in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She was the youngest, cutest and funniest of the siblings; Doug, Charlotte and Sally. The entire family moved from Jackson to Capitola in 1953.

Throughout her life she delighted everyone she met with her bright blue eyes, open spirit and adoring heart. To know her was to love her and to be embraced by her kindness, compassion and her spirit. She was the type of woman who would stop traffic to talk to a dog. She loved the ocean, cliffs, mountains, forest, work, friends, colleagues, animals and her family with every ounce of her being.

Her career includes 18 years of service as a Contracts and Grants advisor at UCSC; she retired in June 2016 as an Executive Assistant to VP’s at Seagate Technologies. Between these two professions, she took a hiatus with her daughter in 1991 through ‘96 to live on Kauai, Hawaii.

Some of her major accomplishments include her series of online publications titled “From Victim to Victor” in the sfpnn.com. She also helped create the annual event in Santa Cruz called “Gabriella’s Snow Day” to fundraise for the Coalition against Childhood Cancer. Gabriella (at the time, 4) wanted snow for her birthday, and Glenna brought it to her. Glenna’s time with us here was cut much too short.

The world dimmed when Glenna passed at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 5, 2016. She was embraced by love and survived by her only child, Brooke Smith of Bayfield, Colorado; her adoring sister, Sally of Fairview, Utah; and three grandchildren, Tierzah (18), Warren (11) and Nicholas (9). She looks forward to haunting us all. She said so herself! Keep an eye out — you’ll know it’s her when you feel embraced by heartfelt love and compassion.

Please join us for a joyous “Pau Hana” for Glenna on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. at Capitola Beach including pizza and a bonfire. Bright colors and fun spirits welcome!

Memorial donations can be made in her honor to assist Gabriella’s Snow Day funding for children’s cancer research. Kindly make checks payable to “Team G Foundation,” 111 Hilltop Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066.

Joseph Junichi Daos

Joseph Junichi Daos born May 26, 1942, passed away at his home on July 28, 2016, at the age of 74. He worked for Aloha Airlines, Kauai Community Federal Credit Union and Zippy’s.

He is survived by his wife Jennifer; two sons, Joseph Jr. and Chris Daos, two grandchildren, Matthew and Joli Daos, his brothers David (Norma) Alfred and Lawrence (Antionette) Daos of Honolulu, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family services were held in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Michael Joseph Texeira Sr.

Michael Joseph Texeira passed away on May 2, 2016, in Belleville, Illinois, at the age of 81.

Born on April 13, 1935, in Kauai, he was self-employed.

He is preceded in death by his father William Texeira Sr. mother, Angeline Chandler Texeira and oldest daughter Estella Alayvilla.

He is survived by his wife BonnieTexeira of Belleville, Illinois, his daughters, Jennifer “Tida” (Calvin) Texeira of Wailua Houselots, Marella “Leila” Texeira of Kapaa and Carol (Ronald) Alalem of Kapahi, sons, Michael “Big Boy” (Mel) Texeira, Thomas “Tommy” (Maile) Texeira of Puhi and Roberto “Snorkels” (Laurie) Texeira of Kapaa, Alfredo Texeira of Wailua Homesteads, three-step children of Belleville, Illinois, daughter, Pam (Bob) Forbeck), Ginger (Jeff) Terveer and son, Roger (Rachelle) Schubert, siblings, bothers, Anthony ( Cecelia “Tobi”) Texeira, William Jr. (Miriam “Lahapa”) Texeira, David Texeira, Aloysius “Ali” (Leslee) Texeira, sisters, Angelina “Honey” (Lynn) Turner, Rosalina “sweetie” (Patrick) Lopez and Chanel (Mario) Catbagan, numerous nieces and nephews, 37 grandchildren, three great- great-grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the Assembly of God in Kapaa at 4158 Koa St. Kapaa, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

A scattering of ashes will be held on Sunday, Oct.16, 2016, in at Wailua Beach Park. Time to be determined.

Casual and aloha attire suggested. Flowers welcome. No alcohol.

Edward ‘Ted’ Ralph Keller

Edward “Ted” Ralph Keller of Lihue passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 1, 2016, at the age 78. He was born in San Francisco, California on Dec. 28, 1937. He retired from Gunn Construction and was a longtime member of the Masons in San Francisco and Kauai, Master of his Masonic Lodge in San Francisco, Member of the Shrine, Scottish Rite and was a Worthy Patron of Eastern Star in Santa Cruz.

Ted is survived by his wife, Shari Keller; sons, Jay Michael Keller, Corey (Jill) Keller; five grandchildren, Andrew, Lauren, Casey, Jessie, Lauryn; two great-grandchildren, Willow and Axel; sister, Harriet Lee Keller; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Kalapaki Villas Club House beginning at 11 a.m.

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

Christ Karmas

1927 – 2016

If you ever had a faucet to fix, ceiling fan to install or any myriad of life’s challenges, Christ Karmas was ready and able to offer professional expertise or a shoulder to cry on.

Born in Rochester, New York on Jan. 4, 1926, (90) to Greek immigrants. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and later attended college in San Diego, CA pursing an art major. In the art world, he was way ahead of his time in using recycled materials to create unique sculptures. He influenced his daughters and grandchildren to be creative with their own unique talents. His mischievous sense of humor was appreciated by all (most of the time, anyway).

An avid tennis player all his life, he was the president of the Inglewood, CA Tennis Club in the ‘60s. In 1976 he moved from Los Angeles and made Kauai his home. Christ loved the outdoors and was always game to strap canoes on the truck and head out to Hanalei, take on a hiking trail in Waimea Canyon, scuba dive off the south shore of Kauai, or spend a relaxing day under the palm trees at Anini Beach.

His career years were spent at U.S. Electrical Motors in California, Grove Farm Lihue Plantation and Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihue as a maintenance technician. After retirement he continued to help his friends and acquaintances when they needed the expertise of a qualified “fix-it” man.

After several years of suffering Alzheimer’s, Christ passed away peacefully at Kauai Care Center in Waimea on Saturday morning, Sept. 3, 2016. He was dearly loved and is survived by the love of his life, Karen Davis, daughters Georgette Phillips (husband John Demming) Sheri Veta, Debbi Karmas Murzyn (husband Alex Murzyn) and their mother, Betty Karmas. He was proud of his beautiful grandchildren, Jacqui Veta and Jeffrey Veta, Tyler Murzyn and Kyra Murzyn. His niece, Monica Guenther (husband Tim Guenther), reside in his hometown of Rochester, NY. His sister-in-law, Lucy Karmas lives in upstate New York. He was an avid lover of animals and his furry friends will miss him dearly, Munch, Squeaky and Pokey.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Kauai Care Center for the love and compassion they gave to Christ while he was a resident of their facility. A special thanks to Kristi Weiss and the entire Kauai Hospice team for assuring his comfort and dignity throughout his illness and in his last moments.

A private ceremony was held by the family on Sept. 8. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to Kauai Hospice, if desired.

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