William Texeira Jr.
William Texeira Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Sept. 25, 2020, at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. He was 86. His bride of 60 years, Lahapa, was by his side until the end.
He graduated from Kapa‘a High School in 1953. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He was employed by a variety of companies in Hawai‘i and retired from Kaua‘i Sugar Storage. He moved to Barrow, Alaska, in 1995, and worked for the North Slope Borough until his second retirement in 2010.
His greatest pleasure came from his family. He shared nine children with Lahapa and could always be found surrounded by them, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. They brought smiles to his face and his eyes lit up when they were around. He was a true family patriarch.
He was preceded in death by parents William Texeira Sr. and Angeline Chandler.
He is survived by wife Miriam “Lahapa” Alapa‘i Texeira and children William “Pake Boy” (Stacy Ann) III, Wiley Ann (Kalei) Contrades, Noe (Mark Adams) Texeira, Wilbert (Ethel) Kunani, Kimo (Michelle Jacintho), Malia (Barrow Brower) Texeira, Kathi (Derek Ahgeak) Texeira, Kimo (Christi) Jr. and Kalen Texeira.
He was a beloved brother to Anthony (Toby), Michael (Bonnie), Angelina “Honey” (Lynn Turner), Steven, Rosalina “Sweetie” (Patrick) Lopez, David (Norma), Aloysius (Leslee) and Chanel (Mario) Catbagan.
Funeral services are Saturday, Nov. 7 at St. Catherine Church, 5021 Kawaihau Rd., Kapa‘, with visitation from 8 to 10 a.m., eulogy from 10 to 11 a.m. and Mass to follow.
Evelyn Y. Olores
Evelyn Y. Olores passed away on Oct. 27, 2020 at the age of 82, in Kekaha. She was born on Nov. 4, 1937.
She was a neighborhood center director with the County of Kaua‘i.
She was preceded in death by son Dana V. Olores, brothers William Yadao, Stanley Yadao and Stanwick Yadao, and sisters Becky Doronio, Agnes Mahinai and Nene Hislop.
She is survived by husband Valeriano Olores, sons Jonathan (Linda) Olores of Kekaha, Marvin (Sweety) Olores of Kekaha, Jason (Bobbie Bryant) Olores of Kekaha and Gordon (Lee Ann) Olores of Kalaheo, daughters Valerie K. (Manual) Santiago of Kekaha, Janet K. (Harold) Bradford of Lihu‘e and Evelyn K. (Tom) Riley of Duluth, Minnesota, grandchildren Helen Santiago, Charles Wilson, Anthony Wilson, Dion Olores, Wolfgang Lechner, Pacifica Olores, Candace Delos Reyes-Olores, Evelyn Gayagas, Jonalyn Delos Reyes-Olores, Marvin Olores, Micah Olores, Michael Olores, Naveen Olores, Makani Rapozo and Shyanne Sage-Olores, great-grandchildren Niry, Kalaninui, Lona, Palikapu, Mahina, Waipuna, Aukai, Skye, Jacob, Raidon, Maka, Lana, Maemae, AJ, Legend, Minoaka, Charlotte, Pononui, Marley, Zaire, Kawelo and Mattea Topp, great-great-grandchildren Kaimalino Young and Hunter Ray Young, brothers Wesley (Karen) Yadao of Waimea, sisters Bernice (Teofilo) Ragragola of Kekaha and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Due to COVID-19, services will be held at a later date.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lois Reiko Suzuki
May 7, 1939 Oct. 18, 2020
Lois Reiko Suzuki passed away suddenly at home on Sunday evening, Oct. 18, 2020, in Ventura, California.
She was born to the Rev. Francis and Grace Endo in Wailuku, Maui, and was adopted by her uncle and aunt, Jack and Takako Wada of Lihu‘e. They later had two sons, John (Diane) and Russell (Rebecca). Their children are Niki (Mark) Funaki, Joni (Brad) Klontz, Ryan and Erin Wada.
She is also survived by husband Edwin K. Suzuki of Ventura, California, brother Wallace (Jean) Endo and sister Lillian Ito of O‘ahu and sister Florence (Melvin) Hironaka of Camarillo, California.
She was preceded in death by adopted daughter Jennifer Rae.
She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley after attending one year at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She taught at Kalaheo School on Kaua‘i. She belonged to Alpha Kappa Gamma teacher honorary. She taught for The Avenue School and Juanamaria Elementary School in Ventura for 37 years. She enjoyed playing Scrabble with her friend Lee for 46 years, making cards, doing word finds, crocheting projects, going to the senior gym, qigong class and gathering with her teacher and other friends and family.
No service will be held.