Obituaries for Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Julie Ann Yamane Baxter

Julie Ann Yamane Baxter was born on July 27, 1956, in Minneapolis. She passed away peacefully at her home in Kapa‘a on Aug. 25, 2021, at the age of 65, surrounded by her loving husband of 44 years, Mel, and their four sons.

She grew up on Wake Island in the north Pacific Ocean as a young girl. Her family relocated to O‘ahu in 1967. She graduated from Kailua High School in 1974. She was a homemaker while raising her four beloved boys, and then worked for the state Department of Education as a clerical assistant. She loved the outdoors, especially the beach, and the many sports her boys played.

She was preceded in death by father Jiro Yamane and sister-in-law Jan Yamane.

She is survived by husband Mel Baxter, sons Curt (Tasha) Baxter, Erik (Molly) Baxter, Blaine (Jackie) Baxter and Kaleo (Rob) Baxter, mother Vivian Yamane, sisters Cheryl (Gordon) Doo, Gail Yamane, Lynn Kaita and Karen (Robert) Pihana, brother Terry Yamane, grandchildren Kekailoa, Kapena, Kalia, Kiani and Kepa Baxter, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and her friends. Her love and kindness to all will be remembered.

Services are Saturday, Oct. 30, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a, with visitation from 8:30 a.m to 10 a.m. followed by Mass and service. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required. The family suggests aloha attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

The family would like to extend their sincere mahalo to the Hospice Foundation of Kaua‘i.

O‘ahu services are Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Anthony Church in Kailua at 9 a.m.

Marlene ‘Mieko’ Wailani Kaui (Alapa‘i)

Marlene “Mieko” Wailani Kaui (Alapa‘i) passed away in peace at age 55 at her home in Anahola, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 27, 1966 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital to Francis Masami Kuwamura and Lucille Leimomi Alapai.

She was preceded in death by parents, granddaughter Ashlynn Lee and nephew Dylan Kuwamura.

She met her husband Randall Kaui in 1985 and had four beautiful daughters: Moani (Aaron) Lee of Kapahi, Keani (Ernest) Kaui of Moloa‘a, Brandi (Jake) Kaui of Princeville and Korie (Mana) Kaui of Moloka‘i. She adored her 13 grandchildren: Aaron-James (AJ) Lee, Austin Lee, Ashlynn Lee, Aamen Lee, Ishawra-Marie Kaui-Reconsal, Iden Kaui-Reconsal, Meli‘a Kaui-Reconsal, Irius Kaui-Reconsal, Iriana Kaui-Bautista, Ariani Kaui-Bautista, Elijah Langridge, Kia‘i He and La‘iku He.

She was an amazing homemaker of many talents, always busy, making haku lei, crafting and gardening. She was especially known for her famous California rolls and maki sushi.

She will be fondly remembered for her infectious smile, her heart of gold and her loving soul. She had the gift of always making people laugh and spreading happiness to everyone around her. She was an angel who embraced God and had profound faith in the blessings she enjoyed daily. Not a day went by without her thanking and praising God.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Fay Kahealani Molabe-Hutton

Fay Kahealani Molabe-Hutton was made an angel on Oct. 7, 2021. She was born on Oct. 18, 1965 in Waimea.

She was preceded into heaven by father Andres Molabe, grandmother Aquilina Aguiran, sister Audrey Leialoha Molabe and aunt Carolina Sagucio.

She is survived by husband Patrick Hutton, mother Remedios Molabe, sister Aileen (Ivan) Kubo, brother Andres Molabe, nephews Braeden and Ashton Molabe, fur baby Kuma, and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

A walk-thru visitation is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with service to follow at the Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, Oct. 23. The family suggests casual attire. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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