Obituaries for Aug. 16


Robby Mateo Makanalani Alcoran, 14, of Kailua-Kona, died Aug. 5 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a Kealakehe Middle School student and member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kaloko Congregation. Services held. Survived by father, Robert Alcoran of Kailua-Kona; mother, Charlotte Nowlin of Lebanon, Ore.; brothers, Joel Dalme and Tyson (Michelle) Alcoran of Kailua-Kona, Matthew (Moani) Stapp of Kekaha, Kauai; sisters, Starr (Gregg) Yamada of Keaau and Shyla Farm-Alcoran of Kailua-Kona; grandmother, Katherine Alcoran of Keaau; grandfather, John (Linda) Nowlin of Yreka, Calif.; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Dr. Norma “George” Evian Godfrey, 93, of Hilo died Aug. 8 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Ionia, Mich., she was a retired chiropractor. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday at Life Care Center of Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Ned (Carol) Seibel of Mesa, Ariz., and Dr. Jon Godfrey of Bremerton, Wash.; caregivers, Michael and Elizabeth Miyasaki of Hilo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kazue “Jean” Ban Keliikipi, 93, of North Kohala, died Aug. 5 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a homemaker, member of Kohala Senior Citizens Club, Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Kohala and Abundant Life Ministries, Waikoloa. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Jack Wylie Hall in North Kohala. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Wainaia Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Jeanette (Jim) Garrett of Arlington, Texas; brother Robert (Betsy) Ban of Captain Cook; nine grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Sandra Mehtala, 53, of Waimea died Aug. 8 at home. Born in Seattle, she was a missionary to St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Paauilo and attended Mana Christian Ohana and St. Jame’s Episcopal in Waimea. Memorial service at later date. Survived by mother, Ila Mehtala Bender of Renton, Wash.; brothers, Brad Mehtala of Seattle and Mike Mehtala of Renton; sister, Debbie Turner of Renton; two nieces, one nephew and one grandniece. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Vivian Nalani Spencer, 93, of Honolulu, died July 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pauoa, Honolulu, she was an usherette for the former Waikiki Theater, retired senior clerk at Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel and noted multi-sport athlete. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel, Honolulu. Service at 10:30 a.m. Lunch to follow; Inurnment 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, John (Judy) Spencer, Kenui (Sandi Sugihara) Spencer and Kaipo Spencer; daughters, Kehaulani Spencer and Nalani (William) Viveiros; brother, Frank “Buddy” Kahoohanohano; sister, Donna Soares; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary and Diamond Head Mortuary.

The late Yonife Villareal Elisaga was a billing clerk at Hilo Medical Center. That information was omitted in an obituary published Friday.

 

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