Obituaries for Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Leonora Saulibio

Leonora Saulibio, 92, of Lihue, passed away at home on Aug. 17, 2019. She was born in Sprecklesville, Maui on July 3, 1927, and retired as an accounting clerk with Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Preceded in death by her husband Leon “Panta” Saulibio; son Michael Saulibio; parents Tranquilino and Faustina Romua.

Lee is survived by her daughter Joanna Lynn (Albert Jr.) Kaui; grandchildren, Michael David (Sophia Hsu) Saulibio, Tara (Steven Dunn) Saulibio, Ambrosia Kamakana (Matt Whitrock) Kaui, Ka’ike Isaiah Kaui; great-grandchildren, Jada Dunn, Aiden Saulibio, Ever Saulibio, Aliya Saulibio; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Aloha Church with viewing from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home Assisted the family with arrangements.

Joseph ‘Joe’ Ornellas Jr.

Joseph “Joe” Ornellas Jr. was born on Jan. 6, 1930, on Kauai. He passed away on Aug. 2, 2019, at the age of 89 and was a truck driver.

He is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Ornellas; parents Joseph Sr. and Irma Ornellas; daughters, Jodine Silva, Carleen Watson.

He is survived by his daughters, Sheila (Jazz) Richbow, Cozy Whitfield; sons, Joseph David Ornellas, Matthew (Liz) Ornellas, Quintin (Alma) Ornellas, Milton (Debbie) Ornellas; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren

Friends may visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Services will begin at 11 a.m. There will be a burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens in Kapaia. The family request casual attire.

Arrangements provided by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii

Theodora Andres Llego

Theodora Andres Llego, 90, of Kapaa, passed away on Aug. 9, 2019 at Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born on Jan. 1, 1929, in Pangasinan, Philippines. She was employed at the Lihue Westin, now known as the Marriott Resort, as a housekeeper.

She is preceded in death by her father Victoriano Centino Andres; mother Maria Domingo Andres; brother Melanio (Aurelia) Domingo Andres.

She is survived by her husband Hilario B. Llego; brother John (Lourdes) D. Andres; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at St. Catherine’s Church with visitation at 8:30 a.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. with a burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. A celebration of life will be held after the burial at the Kauai Memorial War Convention Hall.

Yolanda (Bunnie) Garma Baldwin

Yolanda (Bunnie) Garma Baldwin of Kapahi, born April 29, 1941, passed away on Aug. 28, 2019, at the age of 78.

She survived by her husband of 27 years George Baldwin; brothers, Richardo Garma Jr. (Carol) of Hanalei, Norbert Garma of Hanalei; sisters, Rosalina Linda Ancheta (Ernie) of Kapahi, Leona Lemn of Anahola; cousin Sally Abe; many nieces, nephews and close friends.

She was preceded in death by parents Ricardo and Marciana Garma of Hanalei.

Bunnie was born in Lihu‘e and raised in Hanalei. She attended Hanalei Elementary and Kapa’a High School. She loved children, fishing off of the Hanalei Pier, family gatherings and she looked forward to the Garmas’ Annual Christmas Parties on their family taro farm, year after year.

Bunnie was a self-taught artist and she mastered landscape paintings which now cover the walls of their plantation home for family and friends to enjoy. She was a very serious health and fitness gal in her prime. Other hobbies and interests she had was getting up early every Saturday morning in search of wonderful deals and treasures at garage sales throughout the island with her sisters and friends. She repurposed these finds and decorated their home interior with an accent of a vintage look. Bunnie was a wonderful cook, homemaker, and a true Proverbs 31 wife, who loved to sew and make beautiful things out of fabric as well as creating custom jewelry.

Lastly, Bunnie loved plants! She gathered plant clippings from throughout the island and in a short time she and her husband turned their yard into a vibrant and thriving small scale local botanical garden. Her plants and vibrant back yard was her special place where she found much tranquility, relaxation, and had endless talks with her Lord and Savior Jesus, who she resides with this very moment.

Yolanda (Bunnie) leaves a lasting legacy of being one with a soft voice, gentle words, and slow to anger. Her passion for plants and greenery will live on in many backyards throughout the island from clippings from her backyard.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 10 a.m., with a luncheon to follow at their family home in Kapahi, 7290 Kahuna Road, Kapa’a.


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