Obituaries for Sunday, December 23, 2018

Monico Ramos Balico

Monico Ramos Balico, 97, of Hanamaulu, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Dec. 1, 2018. He was born in Barangay 1, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on May 4, 1921, and retired as an irrigator with Lihue Plantation Co.

He was preceded in death by parents, Gervasio and Raymunda Balico; and sister, Susana Balico.

He is survived by wife, Carmen G. Balico of Hanamaulu; daughters, Saniata Balico of Canada, Gesevel (Leonilo) Militante of the Philippines; son, Anthony (Annalyn) Balico of the Philippines; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church, with viewing from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Mabel Kailipunakea Kaliloa Timmerman

Mabel Kailipunakea Kaliloa Timmerman, of Lihue, passed away on Nov. 30, 2018, at the age of 86. She was born on July 24, 1932, in Kapaia, and graduated from Kauai High School in 1950. She worked in the hotel industry for 36 years and retired from the County of Kauai’s Kapaa Neighborhood Center after 13 1/2 years.

She was preceded in death by father, William Kealoha Kaliloa; mother, Lily Kauha‘aha‘a Kaliloa; sisters, Angeline K. Kaliloa, Katherine L. Kaliloa, Lillian K. Durant, Rosebella M.K. Kaliloa, Pricilla K. Kaliloa; brothers, John K. Kaliloa, William K. Kaliloa Jr. and Charles K. Kaliloa.

She is survived by several nephews, nieces, cousins and grand- and great-grand nephews and nieces.

Her caring and loving ohana who malama their Aunty Mabel during her recent past until her peaceful departure were Steven and Elizabeth Kealoha, Kanani Holt, Ora Kawamura and Kerry Nuivo and Christobel “Kaliko” Kealoha. Although she did not have any children of her own, she nurtured her nieces and nephews and friends whenever they needed help. She will always be remembered for her friendly smile and warmest aloha.

Services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, with visitation at 8 a.m. and services to follow at 10 a.m. The family suggests aloha attire. Light refreshments will be served. A private burial will follow.

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

Joe Tadayoshi Miyahara

Joe Tadayoshi Miyahara, 97, of Lawai, passed away on Dec. 9, 2018, at his home. Born on May 15, 1921, in Lawai, he was a retired park caretaker.

He is survived by wife, Sakiko Miyahara of Lawai; son, Alvin (Kari Egami) Miyahara of Honolulu; grandchildren, Coby Miyahara, Shaedyn Ikehara-Miyahara; sister, Shigemi ” Susie” Fukunaga of Honolulu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Dec. 28, at Koloa Jodo Mission from 10:30 a.m. Services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Koloa Jodo Mission. The family suggest casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Elaine Nobuko Hirano

Elaine Nobuko Hirano, 90, of Eleele, passed away on Nov. 23, 2018. Born on May 20, 1928, in Kapaa, she was a registered nurse at Kuakini Hospital and health aide at Kalaheo and Hanalei schools.

She was preceded in death by father, Hajime Tanaka; mother, Isayo Nakamura; husband, Dr. Ben Hirano; daughter ,Ginny Shye Hirano; sister, Alice Saito.

She is survived by sons, Scott (Kathy) Hirano of Oahu, Hall Hirano of Oahu, Timmy (Lisa) Hirano of Kauai; granddaughter, Julia Hirano; brothers, Abe (Ani) Tanaka of Oahu, Gilbert (Fumi) Tanaka of Kauai; sister, Bernie Kashiwai of California; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Frank Earl Kiger

Frank Earl Kiger, 65, of Makawao, Maui, passed away on Dec. 12, 2018, in Wailuku, Maui. He was born on June 1, 1953, in Alabama. He was an electrical supervisor at McBryde Sugar Company, general manager of Kauai Coffee, business partner for Aqua Engineers and retired from HC&S as a general manager.

He is survived by wife, Peggy Kiger; brothers, Fred Kiger, Morris Schlesinger; daughter, Ginger (August) Camara; son, James Kiger (Misty Ancheta); grandchildren, Alexis Camara, Austin Camara, Ashley Camara, Shaylyn Kiger (Trevor Calapatia); great-granddaughter, Maia Calapatia.

Services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Kekaha Boat House. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with services at 6 p.m. The family requests casual attire.

Online condolences may be sent to Ballard Family Mortuary,

Barbara A.Y. Hataishi

Barbara A.Y. Hataishi, 85, of Kalaheo, passed away on Dec. 14, 2018. Born on June 30, 1933, in Koloa, she was a retired secretary with McBryde Sugar Company.

She is survived by husband, Valentine Hataishi of Kalaheo; sisters, Janet Gerboc of Honolulu, Amy Haud of Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at a later date. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts).

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Kay Elizabeth Harrell

Kay Elizabeth Harrell, 73, of Wailua Homesteads, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at her home in Wailua Homesteads. She was born Jan. 13, 1945, in Rochester, Minnesota, the second daughter of Lyla (Gary) Miller, raised with Charles Miller. She grew up in the Wabasha, Minnesota area, and graduated from Wabasha High School.

She married William L. Harrell on March 20, 1965, in Kellogg, Minnesota. Together they had a son and daughter and moved to California. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She retired from Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, in 2002, and moved to Kauai to help raise her grandchildren.

She will always be fondly remembered for being a loving and dedicated mother and grandmother. She was an advocate for social justice and saw all people as equal. She was down to earth and enjoyed hiking and the beach. She was an adventurer, traveling and taking an extraordinary bicycle ride along the Mississippi River across the United States from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. More than anything she loved to read books and had a variety of interests.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Richard Stevens of Kauai; grandchildren, Hannah Noel Gustavson Harrell of Santa Cruz, California, Rebecca Rose Stevens and Ryan James Stevens of Kauai; siblings, Rebecca Kelstrom of Kapaa, Barbara Jensen of Ogilvie, Minnesota, Janet Gercak of Daytona Beach, Florida, Daniel Miller of Wabasha, Minnesota. She is also survived by ex-husband, William Harrell of Coarsegold, California.

She was preceded in death by son, William Jason Harrell of Santa Cruz, California; brother, Theodore Miller; mother, Lyla Miller of Wabasha, Minnesota.

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held with family and friends at the end of the year.


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