Obituaries for Friday, July 5, 2019

Bertha Jean Souza De Costa

Bertha Jean Souza De Costa of Makaweli passed away on June 16, 2019, at the age of 83.

Born in Koloa on July 10, 1935, she was retired from Big Save Inc.

She was preceded in death by parents Frank and Daisy Souza, husband Vincent De Costa, son Michael Alan De Costa and brother Albert Souza.

She is survived by daughter Theresa Christine De Costa Koki of Makaweli, sons Vincent James (Gerlinda) De Costa of Lawai, Damien Mitchell De Costa Sr. of Kalaheo and Craig Anthony De Costa of Lihue, grandchildren Keola James (Courtney Brown) De Costa, Vincent Kapono (Kathlen Lee) De Costa, Alanna Ku‘ulei (Taniela Tuakoi) De Costa, Clifton Ikaika De Costa, Nicole Nalani De Costa, Damien Mitchell De Costa Jr., Sheree Chiemi (Preston) McCormack, Ciarra Kimi (J. Michael Scovel) Koki, Bronson Joel Shigeshi (Beverly) Koki, Holden James Akira (Amber Matsuyoshi) Koki, step-grandchild Kylan John Napualani (Monesa Malapira) Holt, 20 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, July 13, at Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary Catholic Church in Waimea, with visitation is at 8:30 a.m. with Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements,

Myrtle J. Fernandes

Myrtle J. Fernandes, 98, passed away on May 29, 2019 in Payette, Idaho Care Facility.

She was born in Koloa on April 6, 1921, to Joseph Silva and Elizabeth Gardner.

On Feb. 22, 1941, she married Alfred Primo Fernandes, who would later become postmaster in Waimea. To this union their daughter Nadine was born. Myrtle and Alfred lived in Hawaii until Alfred retired from the U.S. Postal Service. After retiring they moved to Idaho to be close to their daughter and her children, Ben and Debbie Horton.

She enjoyed her years in Hawaii, where she and Alfred grew gardens and beautiful flowers, plum trees and vegetables. They especially enjoyed their time in the mountains of Kokee, where they grew flowers to make lei for the tourists visiting the island. After moving to Idaho they continued to grow all of their own vegetables and shared them with the neighbors.

She was preceded in death by husband Alfred, granddaughter Debra Janell Horton, and great-granddaughter Matraika Rose Horton, sisters Hazel Sipes of California and Henrietta Orsatelli of Kauai, and siblings Mildred Silva and William and Tony Costa Ayers.

She is survived by daughter Nadine Rose Horton, grandson Benjamin J. (Debra) Horton, great-grandchildren Sage and Lane Horton, all of New Plymouth, Idaho, Gage Horton of Emmett, Idaho, and Ryan Nelson of Boise.

She has been laid to rest next to her husband in New Plymouth, Idaho.

Seikichi Tamashiro

Seikichi Tamashiro of Kekaha passed away on June 11, 2019 at the age of 94.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1924, in Waimea.

He was employed at Kekaha Sugar Company and Kauai Island Tours, and was a self-employed painter.

He is survived by sons Leslie Tamashiro of Kauai and Lindsey Tamashiro of Oregon, daughters Nancy (Neil) Okinaka of Hilo, Hawaii and Irene (Myles) Hironaka of Kauai, grandchildren Alex O’Neal, Gabriel O’Neal and Ryan O’Neal, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private services were held.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

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