Obituaries for Friday, November 9, 2018

Raell ‘Ellie’ Katherine Keli‘ilani Hermosura

Raell “Ellie” Katherine Keli‘ilani Hermosura, 37, of Kapaa, passed away on Oct. 11, 2018. She was born on Nov. 4, 1980.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents William McKeown and Thelma Rutkoskie, and maternal grandparents William “Uncle Willy” Yadao and Helen (Charlie) Iida.

She is survived by husband Raevin “Kanaloa” Hermosura, son Raeden Keli‘iloa Hermosura, father William “Greg” McKeown, mother Yvonne McKeown, brother Gregory (Tami) McKeown and their children Noah McKeown, Ashton (Troy) Fiddle, Jac McKeown and Sofia McKeown; brother Justyn (Jaqueline) McKeown and their daughter Kaile McKeown; sister Karli McKeown; brother Christian (Marin Johnson) McKeown and their daughter Malia McKeown; sister, Dara (Enoch) McKeague and their children Titan McKeague, Elise McKeague and Deim McKeage; father-in-law Vicente “Bito” (Daphne) Hermosura and their children Kahiau Hermosura and Rhylie Hermosura; mother-in-law Raelene Baliaris; brother-in-law Hanalei (Rachel “Carrie”) Hermosura and their children Kauahoa “Kaua” Hermosura, Kiwa‘a Hermosura and Waila‘akuauhoe “Waiwai” Hermosura; brothers-in-law Kaimi Hermosura, Kekoa (Misty Florendo) and their children Kiopa‘a Hermosura, Zealand Hermosura and Hi‘ilawe Hermosura; godchildren Mahina Rivera and Colt “Peanut” Jeffries, the “Flowers,” and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, and those who called her friend.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Anini polo field with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. and services to follow.

Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

John Freitas Barretto Sr.

John Freitas Barretto Sr., 97, of Keapana, passed away on Oct. 14, 2018, at his home in Keapana.

Born on Dec. 11, 1920 in Kealia, he was a retired animal warden for the County of Kauai.

He was preceded in death by wife Caroline A. Barretto, daughter Shirley Barretto and son Leroy Barretto.

He is survived by son John F. (Amanda) Barretto Jr. of Keapana, four granddaughters, brother Alfred “Tony” Barretto, sister Alice Fontanilla, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Catherine Church in Kapaa from 8 to 9:45 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Catherine Church Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Tammy Leilani Carlos

Tammy Leilani Carlos, 47, of Eleele, passed away on Oct. 6, 2018, at her home in Eleele.

She was born on June 9, 1971 in Lihue.

She was preceded in death by granddaughter Kaizley Kahalekomo Schmidt.

She is survived by companion Chico Davis Santiago of Lihue, son Abraham “Abe” (Traci Ramos) Carlos-Kahalekomo of Lihue, daughters Brandee “Ubi” (Chris) Coughlin of Waimea, Chelise “Kawai” (Kai Schmidt) Carlos-Kahalekomo of Waimea, Alyssa “Onei” (Jose Villarin Jr.) Carlos-Kahalekomo of Lihue, Kaulana “Bebeh” (John H. Rosario) Carlos-Kahalekomo of Koloa, grandchildren Keola, Kaiulani, Kairie, Kailye, Hailama, Kyren, Kylea, Kananimelea, Noa, Alilea and Paleku, parents Maria Emily Bamba and William Samuel Carlos Sr., brothers William Samuel (Aldine) Carlos Jr. of Koloa and Duncan Carineo of Oahu, sisters Tiana (Jaime) Gonzales-Sanchez of Lihue, Lee Ann “Annie” (Gordon) Olores of Kalaheo, Letitia “Tisha” (Eddie) Rapozo of Kalaheo, Vanessa Carlos of Lihue, Kimberly “Kimmie” (Earl) Gordon of Oahu and Brittney Carineo of Lihue, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Kekaha Gardens pavilion, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. and services to follow at 11 a.m., with a potluck to follow.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Elizabeth (Liz) Proctor

Elizabeth (Liz) Proctor passed away on Oct. 28, 2018, at her home in Lawai. She was 66 years old. She was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Dec. 18, 1951.

She worked as a hair dresser for 40 years and loved to make people beautiful. She was a hairdresser in the salon at Liberty House, Ala Moana and Kukui Grove before opening her own salon, “Island Waves…A Hair Salon” in Kapaa town.

She trained under Paul Mitchell and Vidal Sassoon and became a regional color educator for Wella. She was always working to become better at her craft and mentored several young ladies who wanted to learn her trade. She brought her soon-to-be-husband Terry to Kauai in 1984.

They returned in 1986 and were married at Coco Palms Resort and they permanently relocated to Kauai, where she took great pleasure in enjoying the sun, sand and sea.

She was preceded in death by parents Joe and Margy Esch of Colorado Springs.

She is survived by her loving husband and soul mate Terry Proctor and their golden retriever Mana.

She had a contagious personality and loved to laugh. Many friends say that she would “light up the room” when she entered. She loved life and people and never had anything bad to say about anyone. She could often be very stubborn but was always very loving and giving, and ready to help out her friends or neighbors. One of her biggest passions was caring for animals. She always had a pet cat or dog or both, and she frequently contributed to charities that helped endangered species.

She was a fun-loving person with a spontaneous sense of adventure. She was a free spirit who touched many lives in a positive way. She will be sorely missed by all who had the great fortune of knowing her.

A celebration of life will be held at Salt Pond Beach Park on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. at the pavilion the second from the far west end.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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