Obituaries for Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Eugenia Geronimo Villanueva

Eugenia Geronimo Villanueva, 49, of Lihu‘e, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Dec. 24, 2020. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, and was a teacher’s aide at Lihu‘e Hongwanji Preschool.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Macario and Epieugenia del Rosario, paternal grandparents Teodorico and Feliciana Geronimo, nephew Angel Dureg, niece Angela Dureg, mother-in-law Leona Villanueva and uncle Alfredo Villanueva.

She is survived by husband Tito Villanueva, daughters Jessica (Austin) Villanueva and Jenny Anne (Raiden) Villanueva, son Ty Villanueva, parents Delfin Geronimo and Victoria Del Rosario Geronimo, siblings, Maria (Danillo) Coloma, Ana Margarita (Crispin) Lugod, David (Nova) Geronimo, Shirley (Darwin) Dureg and Roderick Geronimo, brother-in-law Leonard (Lilet) Villanueva, sister-in-law Jane (Chad) Narimatsu, father-in-law Leocadio Villanueva, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Jan. 23, at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, with viewing from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe at 1 p.m.

Face masks and social distancing are required.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dianna Ka‘alolani Yuk Lan Kaulili Phillips

Dianna Ka‘alolani Yuk Lan Kaulili Phillips of Lawa‘i passed away at home on Jan. 1, 2021, at the age of 68. She was born Sept. 14, 1952, in Lihu‘e, and was a retired social worker, having worked most recently for the state of Hawai‘i.

She was preceded in death by parents Springwater O. Kaulili and Marjorie Mew Lan (Seto) Kaulili.

She is survived by husband Kelley Phillips, daughter Sara of Seattle, son Andrew (Ha‘eha‘e) of Kula, Maui, grandchildren Ethan ‘Akahi, Riley ‘Aukai, Eli Nape, Eliyanah Tita and Micah Lamaku, brother Springwater (Verna) Kaulili, sisters Donna (Henry) Kupahu, Doreen Kaulili, Dannette (Kevin) Takahashi and Debby Kaulili, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A COVID-19-safe visitation and service is Thursday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary chapel in Koloa. A safe, outdoor celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Prince Kuhio Park at Ho‘ai.


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