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Alexis Iwalani Camacho
Alexis Iwalani Camacho, better known be all of us as Lani, was born in Lihue at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Dec. 6, 1958, to the late Hilda Apuakahei Maka Zaima and the late James Kaname Zaima Sr.
She always had a love for the ministry and enjoyed helping people learn what the Bible teaches. She was baptized at Lydgate Park, in Morgan’s Pond, as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, on June 3, 1973, at the age of 14.
She spent many of her summers in the vacation pioneer work, temporary pioneer work and auxiliary pioneer work as we know it today. She married Arturo “Artie” Camacho on Nov. 2, 1991. Thereafter, she auxiliary pioneered for two years until she joined her husband as a regular pioneer on Jan. 1, 1994. She was in the pioneer work until her death on July 13, 2019.
She was preceded in death by mother Hilda Apakahei Maka Zaima, father James Kaname Zaima Sr., and brother James Kaname Zaima Jr.
She is survived by husband Arturo “Artie” Camacho, brother Clesson Akira Zaima of Adak, Alaska, sister LaVerne Brede of Anahola, stepson Dathan Camacho of Arkansas, stepmother Gwen Fujimoto Zaima of Lihue, stepsisters Lisa, Cora and June Fujimoto, stepbrother Eric Fujimoto, and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and grand-nephews, cousins and friends.
Services to be held on Saturday, July 27, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m., and celebration of life beginning at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow.
The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Emma Louise Robertson Sharrar
Emma Louise Roberetson Sharrar, 98, of Lawai, passed away after a brief illness on July 14, 2019.
She was born in Long Beach, California, in 1920, to Marguerite and John Robertson. She attended school there, and graduated from Long Beach Poly High School in 1938. She married Harvey Wesley Sharrar in 1939. The couple had three children: Michael Wesley (1941), James Bruce (1943), and Anne Elizabeth (1950).
They lived in Long Beach until 1968, when they moved to Huntington Beach, California. They settled in Lawai in June 2006.
After her husband’s passing in 2007, she continued her life in Lawai, and she volunteered her time and talent with the craft volunteers who support the National Tropical Botanical Gardens.
She was preceded in death by husband Harvey (d. 2007) and eldest son Michael (d. 2015).
She is survived by brother Donald of Napa, California, son James of Lawai, daughter and son-in-law Anne and Olegario of Lawai, granddaughter Marleny of Kalaheo, grandson Kent of Honolulu, granddaughter Michelle of Stockton, California, and great-grandsons Diego and Isaiah of Honolulu.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. The family suggests casual attire.
The family requests that any donations in her memory be directed to Kauai Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choosing.
Aurea Laymon of Kapaa passed away on July 12, 2019, at the age of 90. Born on July 19, 1928, on Kauai, she was a retired activities director.
She was preceded in death by parents Esteban and Fortunata Largusa, and husband Philip Laymon.
She is survived by sons Patrick (Noreen) Caycayon, Jerry (Iris) Caycayon and Bruce Laymon, daughters Linda (Gilbert) Miles, Joni Youn and Phyllis (Stuart) Wellington, daughter-in-law Norma Estrada, brother Domingo (Janet) Largusa, sisters Loretta (Ken) Goode and Elaine Prebula, 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Aug. 9, at St. Catherine Church, with visitation at 8:30 a.m. and Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.
Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
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