Obituaries for Nov. 30, 2016

• Jon Craig Guyett • Joaquin Mokihana Ku Malama Jr. • Janet Ballesteros • Margaret ‘Peggy’ Anne Buddingh • Marie Elizabeth Fifield • Eleanor ‘Lady’ ‘Grams’ Keakawailani Tai Hook Haumea

Jon Craig Guyett

Jon Craig Guyett of Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Oct. 28, 2016, at the age of 61, in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. He was born on Nov. 8, 1954, in Bethesda, Maryland. Jon taught middle and high school math at Kula High and Intermediate for five years and tutored countless students, preparing many on Kauai for college prep exams. Jon was also a Notary Public providing mobile services. Nicknamed “Sniper,” his greatest passion was surfing, especially at Flat Rock in Hanalei Bay. Jon loved coaching basketball and soccer, and refereeing in the KPAL basketball and county Adult and Youth basketball leagues. He was a golfer with a long drive and smooth swing. Jon was a selfless man that gave so much to our ohana, friends, and community and always with a smile on his face. He did not take for granted the moments that he had with all that he shared whether in the ocean, on the beach, in the classroom, gym, or golf driving range! He appreciated every day!

Jon is survived by his wife, Madeline Molina Guyett of Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii; son, Eric Kaimana Guyett of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii; father, John Guyett (JoAnne) of Sacramento, California; mother, Jacqueline Angelo (Jerry) of Aptos, California; brothers, Jim Guyett of Berkeley, California, and Jeff Guyett (Sue) of Idaho; aunts Cindy (Steve) Anderson of Lake Tahoe, California, and Marlene (Doug) Stevens of Palm Springs, California; nephews, Jesse Guyett, Aaron (Keri) Guyett, Paul (Sophie) Guyett, Sam Guyett, and niece, Elaina Guyett, great nieces, Hannah and Ellie.

The Guyett ohana thanks the first emergency responders, Errol McGowan etc.; KFD from the Hanalei station; the Wilcox Hospital Emergency Room staff and Dr. Christopher Elliot; air ambulance EMT’s Connie and Spencer; Straub Hospital ICU North staff, Dr. Graham Cormack and Dr. Lee; and Fran and staff at Nu`uanu Mortuary. We would also like to thank the many people who contributed to Jon’s GoFundMe campaign. Mahalo to the many extended ohana in helping us modify our home in preparation for the home dialysis equipment. We can’t forget the constant medical care and healing thru the years from Dr. Thomas Capelli and North Shore Clinic staff, kidney specialist Dr. Niraj Desai, Dr. Blake, Dr. Harada, North Shore Pharmacy, Natural Health Clinic, and the many folks that offered advice, home remedies, etc., and always helping any way they can with love.

The Celebration of Life and paddle out will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, noon to sunset at Black Pot Beach Park, Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii. Family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Nu`uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

“E lei kau, e lei ho’oilo i ke aloha.” Love is worn like a wreath through the summers and the winters.” Love is everlasting. Olelo No’eau #332

Joaquin Mokihana Ku Malama Jr.

Joaquin Mokihana Ku Malama Jr., formerly of Palolo, Oahu, passed away on Nov. 20, 2016, at the age of 75 at Kauai Care Center. Born on Feb. 21, 1941, in Kekaha, Hawaii, and was a lead auto mechanic at Hertz Rental Car.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joaquin Ku Malama Sr. and Ruth Ku Malama.

Joaquin is survived by his wife, Anita Fuertes Ku Malama of Waimea, Kaua’i; son, Joaquin Ku Malama III of Oahu; daughter, Jolynn Mae (Alfred) Souza of O’ahu; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Stephen Malama of Waimea, Kauai; sister, Lolly Malama of Kekaha, Kaua’i; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at the St. Theresa Church in Kekaha on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at 9 a.m. with services to begin at 11 a.m. A celebration of life will be followed at the Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor in Kekaha.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Janet Ballesteros

Janet Ballesteros of Hanamaulu passed away on Nov. 12, 2016, at the age of 53. She was born in Lihue on Jan. 1, 1963, and was an Administrative Assistant at Allied Machinery.

Preceded in death by her father, Alfredo R. Ballesteros.

Janet is survived by her two sons, Edward Roger Soares Jr. and Kevin Kaina Soares; 5 grandchildren, Austin Ramos-Soares, Asia Ramos-Soares, Alexis Ramos-Soares, Tehani Soares, Lilinoe Kilmer; mother, Marciana Ballesteros of Hanamaulu; siblings, Braulio (Priscilla) Ballesteros of California, Feli (Myles) Fujimura of Texas, Wele (Hyonchu) Estrada of Kauai, Alma (Kevin) Alexander of California, Mela (Kenneth) Santos of Kauai, Linda Amorin of California, Lettie (Tom) Ballesteros-Chambers of Arizona, Wilfred (Maile) Ballesteros of Kauai; boyfriend, Colin Braun of Hanamaulu; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Janet’s life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Lihue Lutheran Church with visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 11:00 a.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Ballesteros family with arrangements.

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Anne Buddingh

Margaret “Peggy” Anne Buddingh of Lihue passed away at home on Nov. 7, 2016, at the age of 76. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on Jan. 3, 1940, and retired as a Legal Secretary.

Preceded in death by her husband, Jan G. Buddingh; brothers, Martin “Marty” Garrity, Dennis “Denny” Garrity and James “Jimmy” Garrity,

Margaret is survived by her son, William “Butch” (Alana) Buddingh of Lihue; brothers, Thomas “Tommy” Garrity, John “Terry” Garrity, Robert “Bobby” Garrity; sister, Eileen (Joe) Conoscenti all of Chicago area; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

Funeral and burial services were held at All Saints Cemetery and Mausoleum on Nov. 19, 2016.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Buddingh family with arrangements.

Marie Elizabeth Fifield

Marie Elizabeth Fifield, 92 of Kapaa passed away at home on Oct. 30, 2016.

She was born July 27, 1924 in North Hollywood Ca., growing up on the back lot of Universal studios, her Pop a handler of all things animal from horse to Elephant. She honed skills as a performer, scholar and teacher in California while she raised two sons in Pacific Palisades, Ca. with her husband Allen Suard d(1977).

Following the death of husband Allen, she moved to Kauai. She lived under the watchful protector Nounou for 40 years with her husband Gary and family. A teacher and writer she was active in the historical society, as well as local elections, working in mayoral and council elections as a volunteer. She hosted a walking tour of Kapaa town for many years, writing a pamphlet noting sites of interest for those also interested in the colorful history of the town. A favorite experience of hers was singing with the Kauai Chorale.

She is preceded in death by parents, Bill and Iva Stith; in-laws, Taylor and Gigi Trumbo, sister in-law, Phyllis Von Stroheim; husband, E Gary Fifield; son, Brian Suard (Kapaa).

She is survived by her son, Chris Suard; grandson, Christopher Suard Jr (Kapaa); daughter, Molly Suard; grandchildren, Michael, Susanna, Melissa, Great Grandson Leo, Amanda, Samuel, Gloria and Hope Suard (Los Angeles), granddaughter Sara Suard (Pensacola Fla,); granddaughter, Heather and great grandson, Liam (Maine); nieces, Vicki Von Stroheim, (Utah) and Laurie Von Stroheim (Nevada).

A celebration of life is planned for Dec. 4, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the family home, 5216 Kihei Rd, Kapaa. Please contact Chris for information at 822-5304.

Eleanor ‘Lady’ ‘Grams’ Keakawailani Tai Hook Haumea

Eleanor “Lady” “Grams” Keakawailani Tai Hook Haumea of Hanalei passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 1, 2016, at the age of 78. She was born on Nov. 28, 1937, in Wainiha, Kauai and was employed at Tahiti Nui.

Preceded in death by her husband, John Haumea; parents, Henry and Anne Tai Hook; grandson, Lee “Harvey” Imaikalani Haumea-Seramur; sisters, Catherine Kalehua Hamyoung, Florence “Flossie” Kaona, Pua Ponimoi and Paul Alapai.

Eleanor is survived by her daughters, Johnnette (Alan Seramur) Haumea, Stepahnie (Toni Buehner) Haumea, Annette Haumea, Barie-Lin (Gerry) Learned; sons, John Haumea Jr., Wilbert Haumea, Blane Haumea, John Keoni (Misty) Haumea, Tristian (Mele Ronning) Haumea, Pake (Allyn) Speer, Kapena (Kanoe) Haumea, Michael Haumea; siblings, Henry & Erica Tai Hook, Wilbert & Lilly Tai Hook, Anne (Tom) Hashimoto, Leimoni (Jerry) Tubal, Anne (Togo) Hermosura, Kim Tai Hook, Lahapa (William) Texeira, China Haumea, Lei’na’ala Kaneakua; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church, Hanalei Ward with viewing from 9:00 and services celebrated at 10 a.m. Private burial will be held. Eleanor “Lady” “Grams” Haumea’s celebration of life luncheon will be at Hale Halewai at 11 a.m. next to the Hanalei soccer field after the church service, all friends and family are welcome. Family suggests casual attire.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Haumea family with arrangements.


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