Obituaries for Nov. 10, 2016

• Betty T. Matsumura • James ‘Jimmy’ Zaima

Betty T. Matsumura

Betty T. Matsumura of Kapaa, Hawaii, passed away on Nov. 6, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 87. Born on June 16, 1929, in Lihue, Kauai, she was the Maui District School Nutrition Specialist for the Department of Education.

She is preceded in death by Einosuke and Fumiyo Takeshiro.

Betty is survived by her son, Anthony Matsumura of Kapaa; daughters, Wilma (Tommy) Chandler of Anahola, Alana (Dean) Fujikawa of Kalaheo, and Tanya (Gil) Laguatan of Oahu; three grandchildren, Kyle Matsumura, Darryl Matsumura, and Kaleinani Kaui; brother, Aaron Takeshiro of Oahu; sisters, Florence Chang of Kapaa, Edith Luke of Illinois, and Shirley (Norman) Akita of Lihue; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Please join the family in a toast and roast for a Celebration of Betty’s Life at the Courtyard Marriott in Kapaa on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are being declined.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

James ‘Jimmy’ Zaima

James “Jimmy” Zaima of Lihue, Hawaii, passed away at home on Nov. 8, 2016, at the age of 58. Born on Dec. 16, 1957, in Lihue, he was a truck driver for Kaua’i Growers.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Hilda Zaima.

Jimmy is survived by his son, Jon “Nohea” (Asami) Villatora of Guam; grandchildren, Noa Lino Villatora and Shota Kaimi Villatora; brother, Clesson “Aki” Zaima of Alaska; sisters, Alexis “Lani” (Artie) Camacho of Lihue and LaVerne (Lono) Brede of Anahola; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with services to begin at 11:30 a.m.

Casual attire is requested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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