‘Safe resting places’ blessed

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kumu Aletha Kaohi, right, gets help from her granddaughter Wailenalena Kaohi in lighting the Eternal Light Sunday during the blessing of the 128-niche columbarium at the Japanese section of the Waimea United Church of Christ.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kumu Aletha Kaohi talks about the Japanese section of the cemetery Sunday during the blessing of the 128-niche columbarium at Waimea United Church of Christ.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kumu Aletha Kaohi gets help from Rodney Soares Sunday in placing the ti-leaf lei above the entrance to the columbarium where the 128-niche addition was blessed at the Waimea United Church of Christ cemetery.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Waimea United Church of Christ parishioners complete the blessing of the 128-niche columbarium by placing “graveyard flowers” along its path Sunday during the blessing of the addition to the Japanese section of the church’s cemetery.

WAIMEA — Sunday was observed as Grandparents Day, and Aletha Kaohi lit the Eternal Light to honor all of those occupying the Waimea United Church of Christ cemetery.

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