• Donna Maxine (Friend) Schulze • Quirispina ‘Crispina’ Cuyamon Almario • Kayla Kaohinani ‘Kay-Kay’ Huddy-Lemn • Mark David Dodd
Donna Maxine (Friend) Schulze
Donna Maxine (Friend) Schulze, the Lavender Lady of Kilauea, 92, passed away peacefully on April 27 at Wilcox Medical Center. Born on May 27, 1924 in Decatur, Illinois to Oscar and Hazel Mae (Dukes) Friend, she was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George Schulze of Kilauea, and children Melodye Dabney and Joey Swanson, as well as Glenn Petrini (husband of Gay Holden) and grandson Michael Doyle.
She is survived by children Happy Holden (Lydia) of Zeeland, Michigan, Jolly Holden (Lynda) of Marietta, Georgia, Gay Holden of Hollywood, Florida and Honey Charles (William “BC”) of Hanamaulu, as well as nine grandchildren and hanai granddaughter, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a former executive director of the YMCA of Kauai (the first woman to ever hold this position) and a retired school teacher and athletics coach, called “Coach Grandma” by many.
Her community service to Kauai spanned decades, and during that time she received several community awards: Volunteer of the Year, Kauai YMCA (1984), Aloha Spirit (1995), Kauai’s outstanding senior woman (1997), and Family court volunteer. An avid runner, she and George joined the Garden Island Roadrunners and completed the first Kauai marathon in 1978 and, as a result, received the Presidential sports award from President Jimmy Carter in 1978. In later years, she won Kauai’s #1 Wahine Runner Award, and continued running until she was 88. Her running career spanned 218 races including that encompassed five marathons and four half-marathons.
A memorial celebration of her life will be held at Kauai Christian Fellowship, 4000 Kilauea Rd., Kilauea, Saturday, May 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. The family requests aloha or casual attire, and in lieu of flowers donations can be made to YMCA of Kauai, 4477 Nuhou St, Lihue, HI 96766.
Quirispina ‘Crispina’ Cuyamin Almario
Quirispina “Crispina” Cuyamin Almario of Lihue passed away on May 5, at the age of 92.
She was born in Kawaihau in Kapaa on Oct. 25, 1924, and retired from the County of Kauai as a custodian.
She was preceded in death by husband Ponciano Almario, parents Victorino and Anacleta Aliling Coyamin, one daughter, six sisters and a brother.
She is survived by her sister Melitona Balbarino and brother Rosario “Ross” Coyamin on Kauai, two sons, three daughters, numerous grandchildren, all in the Philippines, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services were held.
Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Kayla Kaohinani ‘Kay-Kay’ Huddy-Lemn
Kayla Kaohinani “Kay-Kay” Huddy-Lemn, 19, of Anahola, passed away on April 27. She was born on June 20, 1997 in Lihue, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
She was employed at Brick Oven Pizza.
She is survived by her parents, Nathan Lemn and Verna Huddy, a beloved sister, Zaiana Huddy-Lemn, and nephew Kaizaic Watson.
She left behind many aunties, uncles, loving cousins and numerous friends.
Services will be held on June 10, at Ko‘olau Hu‘uia Church in Anahola from 9 a.m. to noon.
A celebration of life will follow at Anahola Beach Park.
Mark David Dodd
Mark David Dodd of Kapaa passed away on May 16 at the age of 62. He was born in Mobile, Alabama on Jan. 3, 1955, and was a nursery owner.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Jane Terrel Dodd.
He is survived by his wife Julia Shu-tsou Wu, son Cory David (Aloyis Marion) Dodd, daughter Juliane Kate Dodd of Birmingham, Alabama, and one grandchild.
A celebration of life will be held on May 26, at the Wailua Houselots pavilion at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Kauai Hospice or ALS Association, Golden West Chapter, Hawaii only.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Dodd family with arrangements.