Obituaries for Sunday, July 16, 2017

• Aurelia ‘Ray’ Taniguchi • Nancy Lee Bunyan • Michael T. Miyake

Aurelia ‘Rae’ Taniguchi

Aurelia “Rae” Miguel Taniguchi of Pakala passed away on July 6, 2017. She was 75.

She worked and retired as a baker for Oki Diner in Lihue.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kazu Nicholas Hulu Taniguchi Jr., son Shane Nicholas Hulu Taniguchi and grandson Shendon Matthew Taniguchi.

She is survived by daughters Shalamae Lani “Tootie” (Mac) Layaoen, Melodie Puanani (Aurel) Domingo and Stacie Ku’ulei (Brandon) Caires, brothers Leonard “Bell” (Erma) Miguel, Orestes “Osing” (Priscilla) Miguel and Stanley Miguel, sister Joyce (Reginald) Ortiz, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, July 28, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 9 to 10 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery.

Nancy Lee Bunyan

Nancy Lee Bunyan passed away on June 27, 2017, at Kauai Care Center in Waimea. She was born March 18, 1925, in Beverly, Massachusetts.

She was preceded in death by husband Gerald W. Bunyan, parents Harvey and Nema (Tower) Watkins and sister Bernetta Watkins.

She is survived by stepdaughter Wyanne Bunyan of Kauai and stepson Gerry Mikesell of Temecula, California.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 20, at 5 p.m. at Lihue United Church.

Michael T. Miyake

Michael T. Miyake passed away on July 13, 2017, at the age of 70. Born on Aug. 2, 1946, in Lihue, he was a retired real estate broker.

He was preceded in death by father Tsukasa Miyake, mother Doris Yoshida and Mitsuyo Uda.

He is survived by wife Phyllis Miyake of Lihue, sons Keone (Dana) Miyake of Anahola, Bryan Tsukasa (Elle) Miyake of Waimea and Martin K. (Angie) Miyake of Kahuku, Oahu, grandchildren Malia Lei Mokihana, Maile Kamalani, Nainoa Miyake Keaupuni, Isabella Malu Miyake, Kaikea, Lilinoe and Hiilei Miyake, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, July 21, at the Lihue Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 9 to 10:45 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.


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