Obituaries for Friday, July 26, 2019

Alexis Iwalani Camacho

Alexis Iwalani Camacho, better known be all of us as Lani, was born in Lihue at Wilcox Hospital on Dec. 6, 1958 to 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. Lani was baptized at Lydgate Beach 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. Lani married Arturo Camacho on Nov. 2, 1991. Thereafter, she auxiliary pioneered for 2 years until she joined Artie as a regular pioneer on Jan. 1, 1994. She was in the pioneer work until her death on July 13, 2019.

She is pre- deceased by her mother Hilda Apakahei Maka Zaima; father James Kaname Zaima Sr.; brother James Kaname Zaima Jr.

She is survived by her husband Artie Camacho; brother Clesson Akira Zaima of Adak, Alaska; sister LaVerne Brede of Anahola; step-son Dathan Camacho of Arkansas; step-mother Gwen Fujimoto Zaima of Lihue; step-sisters, Lisa, Cora and June Fujimoto; step-brother Eric Fujimoto; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and grand nephews, cousins and friends.

Services to be held on July 27, 2019, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. 9 to 11 a.m. visitation. Celebration of life beginning at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow. Flowers to be omitted.

Arrangements were provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Harry Gayagas

Harry Gayagas of Kapaa, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 10, 2019, at the age of 85. Born on June 13, 1933 in Kapaa, he was a superintendant for Lihue Plantation and retired from Oahu Sugar.

He is preceded in death by his parents Luciano and Juanita Gayagas; sons, Harry Gayagas Jr., Howard Gayagas; brother Richard Gayagas.

He is survived by his wife Sally Gayagas; son Boyd (Gaylene) Gayagas; daughter Jaye Gayagas-Youn; brothers Douglas Gayagas, Edwin (Norma) Gayagas; sister Edna (Charles) Wooten; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

A celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Kapaa with visitation at 9 a.m. and a Mass to be celebrated at 9:45 a.m.

Arrangements were provided by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Aurea Laymon

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.

Preceded in death by parents Esteban and Fortunata Largusa; husband Philip Laymon.

She is survived by sons, Patrick (Noreen) Caycayon Jerry (Iris) Caycayon, Bruce Laymon, daughters, Linda (Gilbert) Miles, Joni Youn, Phyllis (Stuart) Wellington; daughter-in-law Norma Estrada; brother Domingo (Janet) Largusa; sisters Loretta (Ken) Goode, Elaine Prebula; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday Aug. 9, 2019, at Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church. Visitation at 8:30 a.m. and mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery.

Arrangements were provided by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Toshio Kobayashi

Toshio Kobayashi of Koloa, passed away on July 18, 2019, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 93. He was born in Koloa, to Ryuichi and Okiyo Kobayashi, on March 11, 1926. He retired from Grove Farm Properties as a carpenter leadman and was an Army Veteran. Toshio served in the Army from April 1946, until Aug. 1949, as a Corporal in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He was honorably discharged with the Army of Occupation Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

At the age of 33, Toshio made the most important decision of his life ~ he made the decision to believe in Jesus Christ and to receive him as his personal Lord and Savior. From that moment on, he did his best to live a life committed to the Lord and to raise his children up according to the truth of God’s Word. Through the grace of God and Toshio’s decision to place his faith in Jesus, we can rest assured that when Toshio took his last breath here on earth, he breathed his next breath in heaven, his eternal home. Toshio was an active member of Koloa Missionary Church and Hanapepe Church of the Nazarene. He will always be remembered for his hardworking, sacrificial and generous spirit especially toward his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ryuichi and Okiyo Kobayashi; his sisters, Katsuko Takahashi, Katherine Shizuko Urabe, Itsue Ikehara; his brothers, Takeshi Kobayashi, Tatsuo Kobayashi.

He is survived by his wife Setsuko Kobayashi; daughters, Laurie (Michael) Depoe of Eleele, Lynne Kobayashi of Kalaheo; son Miles (Mary Jean) Kobayashi of Lihue; sister Kikuyo Inouye of Honolulu; brothers, Shizuo (Joan) Kobayashi of Kaneohe, James (Lillian) Kobayashi of Wailua, Stanley (Bette) Kobayashi of Koloa; grandchildren, Jaycie, Sean, Kody, Allan Jeremy, Mikaela, Madden, Arahbella; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Services will start at 11 a.m. with lunch and burial to follow.

The family requests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.


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