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Joyce Halverson Doty
Joyce Halverson Doty passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 15, 2022, in Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i. She died of natural causes, having lived a long and healthy life of nearly 94 years.
She was born to Henry Louis Halverson and Dorothy Hamill Halverson on Sept. 26, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Vernon Doty, her parents, her sisters Ruth Elizabeth Halverson and Judith Chase Halverson Sheldon, and her brother David Henry Halverson.
Besides being raised in Minnesota, Joyce also grew up in Texas and Arkansas. After high school, she moved to New Mexico, spending a short time there.
Joyce married Newton William Lewis in 1948, in Silver City, New Mexico, but they divorced soon afterwards.
On April 18, 1951, Joyce married Charles Monroe “Sparky” Schulz. Together they raised five children, beginning their family life in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the summer of 1958, they moved to Sebastopol, California, where they enjoyed raising their kids on 28 acres that they called the Coffee Grounds. The property had a few homes on it, but it was mostly covered in trees. Because of Joyce’s intense desire and natural ability to create, the property soon became filled with a recreation room known as the kiosk, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a flower garden, horse barns, a playground, a four-hole golf course, a studio for her husband’s work, a baseball field, and even a miniature golf course built on the foundation of a home that had burned to the ground in 1966. Joyce and Sparky enjoyed many years of spending time with friends and family. Their children created treasured memories with each other and their friends who came over to enjoy long summer days at the Coffee Grounds.
In 1969, Joyce and Sparky built the Redwood Empire Ice Arena for the community in Santa Rosa, California, with Ed Doty as their contractor. When Joyce chooses a project, she puts her all into it; therefore, it is no exaggeration to say that she accomplished her goal of building “the world’s most beautiful ice arena.” The ice arena was and is much more than a building to ice skate in; it has become a home-away-from-home to thousands of skaters and employees alike. Anyone and everyone feels welcome each time they enter the unique and beautiful building. Memories are created and cherished, and the credit goes to Joyce. At the grand opening, in May of 1969, Joyce said, “I love this building, and I hope you will, too.” The passage of time has proven that the ice arena has indeed been loved by many.
In 1972, Joyce and Sparky moved their family to Healdsburg, California, but divorced the following year.
On August 8, 1973, Joyce married Edwin Vernon Doty, starting their life together in Healdsburg. They used Ed’s skills as a contractor to remodel the existing home and create new buildings on a 1,000-acre ranch. They also delved into an adventure of raising mules. More memories were created as friends and family gathered to ride horses and motorcycles, lounge by the pool, and play in the small lake near the house. Joyce had a way of creating “space” where everyone wanted to be.
In 1980, Joyce and Ed decided to make a big change in their lives by planning a move across the ocean to the gorgeous island of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i. Combining their skills of contractor and creative genius, they designed and had a house built above Rock Quarry beach in Kilauea. In 1982, they moved in just before Hurricane Iwa hit Kaua‘i, and although their house was spared, they had to endure the months-long lack of electricity and other infrastructure problems that the hurricane caused.
Once life was back to normal, in “Joyce” fashion, they spent the next 40 years creating what would become the beautiful 240-acre not-for-profit Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Park/Kilohana Farms and Hardwood Plantation. Over the years, thousands of visitors have come to tour and admire the sculptures, gardens, and forests created by the Dotys. The gardens would also enhance the lives of the staff, grounds crew, and volunteers; many years of memories were created and shared in these beautiful gardens. An idea had come to fruition, and now, a legacy will continue, all in the names of Joyce and Ed Doty.
Joyce is survived by her five children: Meredith Sue Schulz Hodges (CO), Charles Monroe “Monte” Schulz Jr. (CA and HI), Craig Fredrick (Judy) Schulz (CA), Amy Louise Schulz (John) Johnson (UT), and Jill Marie Schulz (CA); 16 grandchildren: Dena Marie Hodges, Wesley Charles Monroe Schulz, John Henry Edward Schulz, Bryan Donald (Chelsi) Schulz, Lindsey Ann (George) Schulz-Peaslee, Stephanie Anne (Adam) Revelli, Brian Schulz (Victoria) Johnson, Charles Alan Johnson, Melissa Amy Johnson (Kurtis) Redmond, Emily Catherine (Ian) Beaty, Marci Dena (Collin) Gerratt, Michael Carl (Cambri) Johnson, Heidi Lyn Johnson, Daniel Monroe Johnson, Kylie Marie Transki, and Tyler David Transki; 13 great-grandchildren: Asha Leigh Hodges, Alexis Aallyah Hodges, Gideon Donald Schulz, Hayley Addison Schulz, Micah Adam Revelli, Savannah June Revelli, Leah Faith Revelli, Kirill Stoyanov Johnson, David Andrew Beaty, Alyssa Nicole Gerratt, Cameron Rex Gerratt, Luke Alan Johnson, and Olive Elizabeth Johnson.
A private memorial service was held for Joyce on June 6, 2022, at Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Park on the island of Kaua‘i. Another celebration of her life will be held next summer at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, in Santa Rosa, California.
Michael Anthony Ladera Sr.
Michael Anthony Ladera Sr. passed away on June 5, 2022, at Straub Hospital in Honolulu, at the age of 50. He was born on Nov. 18, 1971, in Lihu‘e. He graduated from Kaua‘i High School, Class of 1989.
He was preceded in death by father Roberto “Bob” Ladera Jr., grandfather Roberto Ladera, grandmother Margaret (Daligdig) Ladera and grandmother Grace Yon Gallart.
He is survived by son Michael Ladera Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana, mother Kathleen Ladera and brother Roberto Ladera III of Hanamaulu.
Family and friends are invited to attend a special blessing on Kaua‘i at the Ladera residence in Hanama‘ulu on Saturday, Aug. 13, starting at 4:30 p.m. Blessing will be done by Pastor John Cabello. For more information, please call Janelle (Cadawas) Bardell at (317) 775-0620.
Ronald K. Hanaoka
Ronald K. Hanaoka, passed away on July 24, 2022. He was a Veteran and kind hearted person.
He was preceded in death by parents and sister.
He is survived by brother-in-law Stanley Takemori of O‘ahu, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A private service was held. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts).
Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Earl S.P. Smith
Earl S.P. Smith, of Lawai, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2022, at the age of 101 years. He was born on March 23, 1921, on O‘ahu. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
Earl attended and graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York and the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington where he received his Mechanical Engineering Degree.
His career in the Sugar Industry began at Waialua Sugar on O‘ahu as Factory Engineer and followed up on Kaua‘i at McBryde Sugar Company as Factory Superintendent. He also consulted in the production and manufacturing of sugar on Maui, Sudan, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.
Prior to his Sugar Plantation Engineer work, he served in the United States Coast Guard and the Navy Reserve. He was a WWII and Korean War Veteran.
He was preceded in death by parents Ronald and Clara Smith, wife Ruth Smith and brother Quentin Smith.
He is survived by his sons and daughter Stephen (Margaret) Smith of Lawai, Barry (Claudette) Smith of Hawaii Island, Laurie Smith-Wishard of Lawai and David (Sylvia) Smith of Lawai, three grandchildren Chelsea Smith-Wishard (Vinny Boiser Jr.), Saian Smith, Eamon Smith and two great-grandsons Vyka Boiser and Legend Boiser.
He will be cremated and interred with his wife Ruth at Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery on a future date. A celebration of life is also expected be held on Kaua‘i at a future date.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Henrietta Daisy Leinani Gonsalves
Henrietta Daisy Leinani Gonsalves passed away at her home on July 4, 2022, at the age of 86. She was born on Jan. 13, 1936, in Kapa‘a. She worked as one of the “Lunch Ledehz” at Kapa‘a High and Intermediate and later worked at Flowers and Joys in Kapa‘a.
She was preceded in death by parents Isaiah Kalunakanawai and Daisy Ka‘auwai, mother and father-in-law Peter and Jennie Gonsalves, brothers John Keonaona Ka‘auwai, Joseph Ho‘onani Ka‘auwai, James Ho’omaika’i Ka‘auwai, Samuel Kaulia Ka‘auwai, Isaiah Kalunakanawai Ka‘auwai III, Kenneth Hokumalamalama Ka‘auwai and Abraham Lincoln Ka‘auwai, sisters Esther Rose Ka‘auwai Teraoka, Elizabeth Nellie Ka‘auwai Costa, Abbie Kananimalamlama Ka‘auwai Nabeshima and Maureen Kealoha Ka‘auwai Seagrove.
She is survived by husband Robert Fairbanks Gonsalves Sr., sons Robert (Gail) Gonsalves Jr, Douglas (Summer) Keola Gonsalves. Alan Kalama (Kelli) Gonsalves, daughters Roberta Leinani (Allen) Bactad, Joyleen TeeTee (Kachi) Rivera, brothers William King (Nan) Ka‘auwai, Bert (Blaze Ann) Ka‘auwai, sisters Annette Ku‘uipoaloha Ka‘auwai, Linda Napua Butchie (Dan) Iwamoto, sister-in-law Barbara Ka‘auwai, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, aunties, uncles, cousins and friends.
A service is at Kapa‘a First Hawaiian Church on Saturday, Aug. 13, with visitation at 9 a.m. followed by service at 11 a.m.
Emilio Guerrero Igne
Emilio Guerrero Igne passed away on Aug. 1, 2022, in Kaumakani at the age of 93. He was born on May 22, 1929, in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He was a Veteran of the Army and National Guard Reserve and retired as a Crew Chief Research Development of Olokele Sugar Plantation.
He was preceded in death by parents Narcisa and Luciano Igne, brothers Alfredo Igne, Rosalino “Sal” Igne, sister Josephine Igne Garcia and grandson Taylor Ramos.
He is survived by wife Marina Caberto Igne, sons James Igne (Christine), Michael Igne (Cindy Marie), Sean Igne (Chlorie), daughter Joniann Ramos (Allan), grandchildren Isaiah Igne, Jeremy Igne, Sandon Igne (Shaylece), Kelsie Igne-Samio (Tiana), Ashtin Igne, Traci Ramos (Abe), Stetson Igne (Seanne), Tevin Igne, Hayden Igne (Will), Braxton Igne, Teagan Igne, Cyrus Medeiros (Avi), Chaunte Silva (Tony), great-grandchildren Elijah Igne, Gunner and Sanira Igne, Atlis Igne-Samio, Kyren, Kylea and Kyla Kahalekomo, Anuhea and Mohala Igne, Tavis-James Igne, Liam Simao, Mia, Mimi and Kyrus Medeiros, Taybree, Tony Boy and Tyrus Silva, brothers Elpidio “Kugh” Igne and Juanito John “Tuk” Igne and sister Fely Igne Faulkner.
A service is Friday, Aug. 12, at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
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