Obituaries for Sunday, October 31, 2021

Josefina N. Bernabe

Josefina N. Bernabe passed away on Sept. 22, 2021, at the age of 81, in ‘Oma‘o. She was born on March 19, 1940, in Misamis Oriental, Philippines. She was a customer greeter and cashier at Walmart.

She was preceded in death by parents Placido S. Nacua and Lourdes Abian Nacua, brothers Placido Abian Nacua and Huberto Nacua and sister Teresita Abian Nacua.

She is survived by husband Benjie D. Bernabe, son Gabriel “Jobe” Nacua Bernabe of Hanama‘ulu, daughter Manalani Bernabe of Wailua, brother Rodolfo Abian Nacua of Leyte, Phillipines, sisters Vergincita Nacua Asetre of General Santos City, Philippines and Socorro Nauca Divinagracia of New Jersey, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Benjie Dagdagan Bernabe

Benjie Dagdagan Bernabe passed away on Oct. 9, 2021, at the age of 85, on Kaua‘i. He was born on Oct. 8, 1936, in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

He was preceded in death by wife Josefina N. Bernabe, parents Cornelio Aquino Bernabe and Maria Lourdes Bernabe, son Juanito Bernabe Jr., brother Rosalino “Boy” Bernabe and sister Corazon Bo.

He is survived by daughters Rose C. Webb, Annabelle Corpuz Sjoquist, Maribel (Ivan) Bernabe Nakamine, Chona (Stephen) Kwock, Adelaida (Wesley) Kanahele, Lilibeth C. Howell, Marjorie (Daniel) Kelly, Maria C. Jones, Rosalie Bernabe and Ma Nalani “Mana” Nacua Bernabe, sons Billy James Bernabe and Gabriel “Gabe” Jobe Nacua Bernabe, brother Antonio Bernabe, sister Leticia Bernabe Lubao, 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A private service was held.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Jon ‘Scott’ Haroldsen

Jon “Scott” Haroldsen, 75, devoted husband, loving father of seven, wonderful grandfather of 24 and great grandfather of seven, dear brother, uncle and friend, passed away Oct. 23, 2021, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

He was born on Dec. 29, 1945, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Edwin and Kathryn (Baird) Haroldsen, and was one of six children. Scott married his college sweetheart, Patricia (or “Oney buns,” as he called her), on July 21, 1966, in the Logan, Utah temple. They were crazy about each other and shared adventures for almost 54 years, raising seven children, being entrepreneurs (including running Haroldsen Building), camping, traveling, doting on their grandchildren, and serving in their community and church.

Scott was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved his fellow ward members in Idaho and Kaua‘i alike. He served the Lord with all his heart as a scoutmaster, teacher and leader to children, youth and adults. At campouts, he was well known for stories around the fire as a Denver policeman.

He had an adventuring spirit, was a master builder, climbed the Grand Teton, kayaked Napali Coast, four-wheeled in the mountains, camped, river-rafted with his family, boated and fished, traveled the world, and had so many near-death experiences his family lost track.

Scott’s family was the heart of his world. He cherished his wife and served as her caretaker to the very end. He loved his children, and would support, encourage and do everything he could to show his love for them. He was always quick to forgive. Scott was a hands-on dad and grandpa, tucking kids into bed with songs and stories of the Purple Pecos Piko Mite, playing homespun outside games, giving rides on the four-wheeler, fishing, camping and looking for the next adventure.

He loved his family and the Lord. Scotty worked hard and played even harder. This is the legacy that will live in our hearts. “To infinity and beyond,” Papa Twinkle, until we meet again.

Scott is survived by his children, Cherish Haroldsen, Jeffrey (Merrilee) Haroldsen, Joshua Haroldsen, Tamara (Jason) St. Peter, Rebekah (Adam) Wilding Haroldsen, Natalie (Erik) Evans, Jonathan (Necoal) Haroldsen, 23 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, siblings Mark O. (Kimberly) Haroldsen and Sue (Paul) Kenny and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Patricia Oney Haroldsen, parents Edwin O. Haroldsen and Kathryn Baird, siblings Bruce Haroldsen, Jay Haroldsen and Michelle Clements and grandson Noah Haroldsen.

Scott’s ‘ohana wish to express their gratitude for all those who have reached out over the years to Scott and Pat with continued aloha and support.

Scott’s funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The family will visit with friends from 1 to 1:40 p.m. prior to services.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at woodfuneralhome.com.

Luisa Gano Agmata

Luisa Gano Agmata passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 24, 2021, at the age of 96. She was born on May 22, 1925, in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, and retired from Up to Date Cleaners.

She was preceded in death by parents Eulogio and Paula Gano Agmata and siblings Alipio, Nemesio and Felicitas.

She is survived by daughter Inocencia (Jose Jr.) Balintona and son Ernesto (Consorcia) Agmata of Koloa, grandchildren Connie of Seattle, Ericson of Kapa‘a, Erna (Sam) Brune of Koloa and Ernest of Boise, great-grandchildren Cobi, Eddie and Bodhi Brune, and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces in Hawai‘i, the mainland and the Philippines.

She loved gardening, traveling to her hometown in the Philippines and taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was formerly a member of the Filipino Catholic Club, and was involved in senior citizen programs. She was a kind and generous soul who touched many people throughout her life and will be forever missed.

Public visitation is Thursday, Nov. 4, at Brothwick Kauai Mortuary from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. A prayer service led by the Rev. Danny Galang is at 11:15 a.m., with burial to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Kapaia.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing are required.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sioux Ramseyer Mackenzie

Sioux Ramseyer Mackenzie made her passage to heaven on Dec. 29, 2020.

She and her family, mother Edie, father Leo, sister Janet, and brother Steve lived and grew up in Woodland Hills, California, where her mother Edie still resides. Sioux was the light in many lives, especially on the island of Kaua‘i, where she lived from the age of 25.

Her celebration of life will be held at her and her husband Stuart Mackenzie’s property at 6154 Holio Rd. in Wailua Homesteads at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

Jane Wright

Jane Wright of Princeville passed away at Wilcox Medical Center in Lihu‘e on Oct. 4, 2021. She was 93.

She is survived by son Eric and granddaughter Celine.

Born at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in September 1928, she spent most of her life on the East Coast before retiring to Princeville in 1988 with her husband, Bob Wright. The two met in Stowe, Vermont, in 1948, when Jane was a waitress at the Round Hearth Restaurant and Hotel. Jane and Bob married in 1951 and were together for over 65 years. They had two sons, Eric and Gary.

Skiing and outdoor sports were important focal points in their lives, from a winter spent skiing the slopes of Aspen in the late 1940s to decades of weekend trips to their ski house in Vermont, summers full of sailing and weekends spent playing tennis. Passion for outdoor activity is something Jane carried through her years of retirement on Kaua‘i. She swam in Hanalei Bay almost every day for over 30 years (even swimming to Hanakapi‘ai Beach in her 70s), and also enjoyed golfing, windsurfing and exploring the island by foot.

Jane was passionate about animals. Her cats and dogs were some of her most prized possessions and closest friends. Photos of Jane most often include a cat or dog — even from her early childhood.

She will be missed by her family, many friends and anyone who was lucky enough to eat one of her homecooked meals — especially spoon bread — throughout the years.

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