Obituaries for Tuesday, September 5, 2017

• Marjorie Tsugiko Shimizu Nakamura • Emery Joseph Opu‘ulani Kaiawe Gifford

Marjorie Tsugiko Shimizu Nakamura

Marjorie Tsugiko Shimizu Nakamura of Mission Viejo, California, passed away on May 30, 2017, at the age of 75. She was born on May 29, 1942, in Hanapepe.

She is survived by husband Edward Nakamura of Mission Viejo, California, two sisters, a brother, an aunt, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Emery Joseph Opu‘ulani Kaiawe Gifford

Emery Joseph Opu‘ulani Kaiawe Gifford of Anahola passed away on Aug. 19, 2017, at the age of 80. He was born on Dec. 24, 1936 in Lihue, and raised in Niumalu. He was a retired security guard at Wilcox Medical Center, also worked at Hanalei Bay Resort and Better Brands, and served in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by wife Elizabeth Kauo, mother Adelaide Gifford Calkin, sister Lynette Vaughan and his beloved grampa and gramma George and Annie Kaiawe.

He is survived by wife Carylee Gifford, stepsons Joel Pahukula of Puhi, Kaleo (Andrea) Pahukula of Maui, sisters Marie (Jim) Watson of Florida and Ilona Souza of Lihue, niece Puanani (Scott) Knight of Maui, nephews Marc Souza, Michael Prioste of Honolulu and Patrick (Kimberly) Beaman of Idaho, grandchildren Jayden, Jaxson and Kamalei Pahukula of Maui, and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa. Visitation is at 9 a.m. and services are at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetary in Hanapepe. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Bortwick Kauai Mortuary.


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