Obituaries for Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Dorothy Huddy

Dorothy Tung Moi Chow Huddy, 99 years old of Kapaa, Kauai, passed away on Dec. 17, 2017, at her home in Kapaa, Kauai. She was born on Dec. 12, 1918, in Niumalu, Kauai. She was a retired Cashier/Cook, Big save gift shop and Olympic Cafe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham Huddy; parents, Yee and Shee Chow.

She is survived by her sons, retired Judge Wendell K. Huddy of Oahu, Charles K. (Cynthia) Huddy of MA; daughter, Anne D.K. Huddy Crawford of Texas; grandchildren, Michael Huddy, Douglas (Rachel) Huddy, Terri Ann Crawford, Chad (Angel) Huddy Crawford; great-grandchildren, Haven and Caleb Crawford; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Celebration of life will be on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Koolauhui’ia Protestant Church from 10 a.m. Services will be 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at church cemetery. Luncheon to follow at church hall. Aloha attire. Flowers and leis are welcome. No wreath.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Anna Pascual

Anna Piedad Pascual, 91 years old, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, passed away on Jan. 30, 2018, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. Born on May 12, 1926, in Eleele, Kauai, she retired as a Field Worker with McBryde Sugar Company.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Flora Carmen and Hipolito Peidad; her loving husband, Honorio Pascual.

She is survived by her sons, Edmund (Cora) Pascual, Ruven (Stacy) Pascual; daughters, Fely (Ruben) Lagundino, Delia (Henry) Bumagat, Josie (Jaime) Palbo; grandchildren, Ferdinand Lagundino, Jr., Sunshine Badua, Ourigner Lagundino, Melissa Pascual, David Lagundino, Leah Gaines, Kathleen Agena, Nathan Lagundino, Joshua Lagundino, Ryan Pasual, Veronica Pablo, Harold Bumagat, Daniel Bumagat, Chanelle Pascual, Maegan Pablo and Keegan Pascual and 25 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, March 16, 2018. at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 5 p.m. and services will be at 6:30 p.m. Again on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Aloha Church Assembly of God in Lihue from 9 a.m. and services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Allen T. Nonaka

Allen T. Nonaka, 74 years old, of Hanapepe, Kauai, passed away on Feb. 19, 2018, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on Nov. 18, 1943, in Hanapepe, Kauai. Allen was a Heavy Equipment Operator for Aina Construction.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Takao and Chiyoko Nonaka; brother, Edward Nonaka, (Ethel); sister-in-law, brother in law, Charles Yoshioka.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Nagao Nonaka of Hanapepe; sons, Leroy Nonaka of Hanapepe, Wendall (Darla) Nonaka of Hanapepe; hanai daughter, Michal Nakashima of Hanapepe; grandchildren, Keith, Kasey, Hailey and Mikah Nonaka; brothers, Alvis (Vivian) Nonaka of Makaweli, Bert (Wendy) Nishida of Eleele, Harry (Charlene) Nonaka of Honolulu, Clifford (Lynthia) of Kekaha; sisters, Irene Yoshioka of Hanamaulu, Lynda (Bernard) Makanui of Lawai, Amy (Roy) Sunada of Hanapepe, Janice (Minato) Akiyama of Puhi; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Kauai Soto Zen Shuji in Hanapepe from 1 to 3:45 p.m. where services will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Casual attire

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Betsy K. Nakamasu

In the comfort of her home and surrounded by love, Betsy Kazue Nakamasu, passed away and went on to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2018. Born on the Island of Hawaii on Dec. 4, 1922, she retired as a Front Office Cashier at the Sheraton Kauai Resort and volunteered regularly at the New Hope Ministry Center on Oahu. She was passionate about helping others, mangos, Las Vegas and bingo.

She was preceded in death by husband, Hikoji “Peacock” Nakamasu; brothers, Fumiyuki Kiyota and Tadayoshi Kiyota; sister, Mildred Lopez.

She is survived by son, Wayne (Lynn) Nakamasu of Oahu; daughters, Lisa Nakamasu of Kauai, Dorine (Regan) Chang of Oahu; grandsons, Reyn (Marisa) Nakamasu of Oregon, Jeris Nakamasu of Oahu, Galen Chang of Texas; brother, Moriyuki (Patsy) Kiyota; sister, Geraldine (Jacob) Nakamitsu; sisters-in-law, Sadako Kiyota and Evelyn Kiyota; brother-in-law, Richard Lopez; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Dr. Michael Kurosawa, Dr. Baron Wong and the caring staff at The Plaza Assisted Living in Mililani.

Private graveside services were held at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery.

Nicholas ‘Cola’ Placid Taniguchi

Nicholas “Cola” Placid Taniguchi, born in Waimea, passed away at his residence on Feb. 25, 2018, at the age of 61 years-old. He was born on Oct. 5 1956, in Waimea, Kauai. He was employed at Kauai Shrimp in Hanapepe.

He is survived by Naomi “Kooki” Camacho-Taniguchi of Kailua Kon; son, Nicholas (Mari) Taniguchi of Eleele; daughters, Tasha (Chance) Taniguchi of Kailua Kona, Tina (Billy) Taniguchi of Kapaa, Tiffany Taniguchi of Waimea, Tiana (Wayne) Taniguchi of Kailua Kona; parents, Nicholas and Nancy Taniguchi of Waimea; brother, Danny Taniguchi of Waimea; sisters, Bernadette (Gerard) of Hanapepe, Antolynn (Alex) Taniguchi of Kekaha, Joy Taniguchi of Waimea; grandchildren, Jaelace, Kiani, Nikayla, Tiare, Kouaikane, Tehani, Kiele, Keona, Hayley, Kainoa, Lilia, Chelby-lee, Kysen, Anali’a John-wayne, Keani, Kameaola, Ka’eo, Wyatt, Wailei’a, Pi’ilani, Kilinahe, Chanelle, Kekanemekala, Cain; great-grandson, Raysen-jay; numerous uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and Friends are invited to his celebration of life on March 9, 2018, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai from 9 to 11 a.m.

Elizabeth Ragsac Abalos Ramos

It is with heavy hearts, that the family of Elizabeth Ragsac Abalos Ramos, of Las Vegas, Nevada, known to friends as “Liz”, announce she is resting in peace, after a brief illness on Feb. 9, 2018, at the age of 65. She was born in Addalam Jones, Isabela, Philippines, on June 24, 1952, and formerly worked at Kauai Big Save as a Produce Clerk Supervisor.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Freddy Ramos Sr.; mother, Anita Ragsac; She will forever be remembered by daughter, Anna “Lisa” (LesLee) Aki; son, Andrew (Christine) Abalos; grandchildren, Cianna Abalos-Okamoto, Keisha-Lee and LesLee Aki; Nelson and Landon Abalos; She will be fondly remembered by step-children, Fleance (Julie) Ramos, Francesca Ramos, Florina Marinas, Freddy (Adriane Awaya) Ramos; 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; She will be lovingly remembered by brothers, Primo (Donna) Ragsac Jr., Orlando (Amy) Ragsac; sisters, Editha (Renato) Ramos, Bernadette (Abraham) Torres; sister-in-law, Candida Ragsac; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was greeted in heaven by her first husband, Benigno Abalos; father, Primo Ragsac Sr.; brother, Samson Ragsac; step-son, Fabron Ramos; step-grandson, Josiah Ramos.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Aloha Church with private viewing for family from 8 a.m, public viewing from 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

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

Visitacion Duran Botay

Visitacion Duran Botay, 93 years old of Eleele, Kauai, passed away on Feb. 13, 2018, at Kauai Care Center in Waimea. Born on Oct. 11, 1924, in Laoag City, Philippines, she retired as a kitchen helper at Lihue McDonald’s.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Guillermo Duran and Maria Basilio Duran; sisters, Rosa, Petronila, Catalina and Victoria; daughter, Marilyn Reyes; son, Alex Labuguen; husband, Bartolome Botay.

She is survived by her daughter, Glenna Agtunong of Eleele; sons, Danilo (Tessie) Labuguen of Philippines, Edwin Labuguen of Kauai, Larry (Florida) Labuguen of Philippines, Rolly Labuguen of Philippines, Marion (Jane) Botay of Philippines, Melcy Botay of Kauai, Bob Oliver of Kauai; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Casual attire suggeseted.

Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Winifred K. Kali

Winifred K. Kali of Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on March 1, 2018, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai, on June 30, 1939, she was a laborer

She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Kali, Sr.; mother, Lei Kali; sisters, Rebecca Kali, Clara Kali, Lei Niau; brothers, John, Richard, Jonah and Abraham Ham-Young.

She is survived by her son, David Kali, Hanapepe; daughter, Ashley (Cassie) Tamashiro, Honolulu; brothers, Robert (Kathleen) Kali, Jr., Hilo, Benjamin Kali, Sr. of Hanapepe; sister, Janet Ortiz of Hanapepe; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Kalaheo Ward, with visitation at 9: a.m. and service at 11 a.m.

Burial to follow at Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery.

Family suggest casual attire.

Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary Lawai, Kauai.

Jason Panui

Jason Panui born on March 10, 1964, in Lihue, Kauai, passed away on Jan. 26, 2018. Jason was an entrepreneur most recently known as the owner of Lei Petite, inc.. in Princeville.

He is survived by his children, McKenna Panui-Scobie, preceded by son in-law, Drew Scobie, Shea (Terence) Tafoya and Brock Niau Panui; Grandchildren, Duke Scobie, Drew Kauhi Scobie, Ezekiel Tafoya and ex-wife Pua Panui; Parents, James (Carmen) Panui jr. and preceded by mother, Augustina Panui; Siblings, Daniel (Lynda) Panui, Jamelyn Panui-Shigeta (Galen Shigeta), Leilani (Wayne) Laranio, Montgomery Panui, Cathy (Kenneth) Green, Kelly (Mark) Kawasaki, Scott (Gail) Bukoski, Judith (Kalani) Kelekoma, Christy (Leland) Keale, Frank Kiko (Nadine) Bukoski, and preceded by James Ekolu Panui.

Celebration of Life will be held March 9, 2018, Kauai veterans center (3215 Kapule Hwy Lihue, Hawaii 96766) 5 to 6:30 p.m. visitation 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. service 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. visitation. Scattering of Ashes to follow on March 10, 2018, Kalihiwai beach (Kalihiwai rd. Kilauea hi 96754) 10 a.m. service, 11:30 a.m., Scattering ashes noon lunch and wala’au. Lei’s for Lei tree and flowers accepted.

Bob Keown

Bob Keown, 72, of Kalaheo, passed away on March 2, 2018. He was born on May 18,1945, in Chicago, IL. and studied at John Carol University.

After selling a successful clothing store started with partner Tim Sexton, he moved to Kauai in 1972, a long haired hippie. The beach life eventually wore thin, so he cut his hair (but kept the beard) and decided to try his hand at real estate development. This led him to meet his wife Gloria in 1978.

The following year he founded Makai Properties, which he ran until his second retirement in 2004. Bob was an avid health nut who enjoyed swimming, biking, jogging and weight lifting especially at his happy place, Big Sand Lake, WI.

In addition to being a board member of Habitat for Humanity and supporting numerous other charities, he was generous with his time and advice to the many in the community that sought it.

He was preceded in death by son, Scott Brown. He is survived by wife, Gloria Keown; Sons, Jason Brown and wife Leah, Robby Keown and partner, Kim Black, and Christian Keown; Grandchildren, Alex, Levi, Jordan, Mac, Jet, Megan, and Moses Brown.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 10, at Kauai Christian Fellowship, where Bob was a founding member. The service will start at 11 a.m. followed by fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, do something kind for someone today. It’s what Bob would have wanted.


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