Obituaries for Sunday, January 12, 2020

Elizabeth ‘Bea’ Ebinger

Elizabeth “Bea” Ebinger, 73, of Kapaa, entered eternal life on Dec. 12, 2019, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lihue on April 13, 1946, she was a linen attendant at Plantation Hale.

She was preceded in death by husband Hitcliff “Bully” Ebinger, parents Andres and Elizabeth Leilani Polan, sister Judy Spencer, and brothers Andrew and Joseph Polan.

She is survived by sons Jonathan (Michelle) Apana and Joshua (Michelle) Apana of Kauai, James (Noelani) Apana III of Oahu, Joseph (Charla) Apana and Jeremiah Apana of Washington, sister Mary Alice (Rupert) Rowe, brother Tuffy (Lorna) Poe, all of Kauai, grandchildren Kristy, Darshell, Austin, Jon-Alan, Jeresen, Desiree, David, Kaimi, Kendra, Momo, Shambree, Abigail, Joshy, Kapono, Kawai, Eli-Ray, Ashley, Lindsey, Iokepa and Makaio, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Kapaa Assembly of God Church, with services at 10 a.m.

The family requests aloha attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jacqueline ‘Jai’ Roberts

Jacqueline “Jai” Roberts, 71, of Kapahi, peacefully passed away on Dec. 9, 2019 in her beloved Kapahi home. Born on June 15, 1948, in Ottawa, Canada, she was the daughter of John Arthur Roberts and Muriel Elizabeth Pettigrew.

She was preceded in death by parents John and Muriel Roberts and sister Deborah “Debbie” Elizabeth Roberts.

She is survived by daughter Julianne “Julie” Moye Mai, son-in-law Savino Torea Mai, grandchildren Hanavai Pua‘ora, Maluhia Meherio, Temerahi “Tajee” Torea and Tehani Vahine Moonbow Mai of Kilauea, sister Virginia “Ginny” Lenore Blair of Martintown, Ontario, and brother Donald “Don” Kensington Roberts of Vancouver, Canada.

A celebration of life will be held at The Kauai Ranch, 6782 Hauaala Rd., Kealia, on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m., with visitation with service, sharing, music and potluck lunch to follow. The family requests casual, colorful attire.

Helen Mae Lacono

Helen Mae Lacono went to rest on Dec. 16, 2019, surrounded by the love of her ohana, in Camarillo, California.

She worked at her restaurant, the Hanapepe Cafe, and was known as “The Soup Lady” of The Shops at Kukui‘ula culinary farmers’s market.

She was preceded in death by parents Beulah and Edward Molle, sister Debbie Swaim and beloved husband Andy Lacono.

She is survived by daughters Maria (Ken) Ito and Andrea (Galen) Kaohi, grandchildren Ku‘uleinani Breen, Anuhea Breen, Kenji Ito, Wailenalena Kaohi and Galen E. Kaohi, great-granddaughter Punohu Vigilia, and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services will be held at the Kekaha Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 8833 Kaumuali‘i Hwy., at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, with a celebration of life to follow at Hanapepe Cafe, 3830 Hanapepe Rd., at 4 p.m.

Lei and sweets are welcome.

John William Miller

John William Miller of Newport Beach, California, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 31, 2019.

Born in Redlands, California, he was a graduate of Santa Ana High, and enjoyed college enrichment courses. He was a kind, warm-hearted, adventurous soul, a jack of all trades with a lifelong love of exploration. In high school his hard hat diving led him to become a pioneer in recreational scuba diving, and he held a spearfishing world record.

He explored over 65 counties, swam with Baja sharks, rode Bali elephants, wrangled Mexican iguanas, and talked to people worldwide as a HAM radio operator.

He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, two daughters, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Jose Saludares Beltran Sr.

Jose Saludares Beltran Sr. passed away on Dec. 7, 2019, at the age of 82. He was born on March 19, 1937, in Puruganan Dingars, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a retired maintenance worker with Coco Palms and a World War II veteran.

He was preceded in death by parents Maximino Beltran and Mercedes Saludares, brothers Arturo Saludares and Lito Beltran, and sisters Felicitas Seismundo, Elvira Beltran, Lucina Andam and Claudia B. Manuel.

He is survived by wife Eglorina “Nita” Pascua Beltran of Kapaa, son Jose P. Beltran Jr. of Wasilla, Alaska, daughters Joyce B. (Jesse) Fadden of Anchorage, Alaska, Janice P. (Bavy Kieng) Beltran of Anchorage, Alaska, Nanette B. (Randall Lee) Smith of Anchorage, Alaska, and Kaylie Ann P. Beltran of Kauai, grandchildren Austin Furumoto, Kaylin Furumoto, Danin Hanson, Aaliyah Beltran, Alexondrei Beltran, Michael Beltran, Maegan B. Priestley, Leila Fadden, Amanda Kieng, Kaitlyn Kieng, Breanne Smith, Deanza Smith, Kloie Sarme-Smith and Jaylee Kamanuwai, sister Juliana B. Villa of Maui, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at St. Catherine Church in Kapaa, with visitation from 8 to 10 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery at Hanapepe.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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