Obituaries for February 22
Roy “Pops” Papanuumealani Jensen Sr., 87, of Waimea died Feb. 16 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was retired from the fuel department at the former U.S. Naval Air Station Barber’s Point on Oahu, a U.S. Army veteran and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waioha Trio, Alu Like, Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna, Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club, Ka Ulu O Lauhala, National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARF), and Hale O Na Alii. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 1 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea 2nd Ward. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Survived by wife, Donna-May Hopkins Jensen of Waimea; sons, Arthur (Doreen) Jensen, Roy (Vanessa) Jensen, Rodney (Jill) Jensen and Robin Jensen of Waimea; daughters, Kathleen (Howard) Nishida and Katherine (Markus) Muller of Waimea, Bernice (John) Redmayne of Buena Park, Calif., Dore-May (Teddy) Elmer of North Ogden, Utah; brother, Edward Jensen of Honolulu; 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert “Bobby” Largo Madrona, 68, of Hilo died Feb. 6. Born in Hilo, he was a professional musician who played with the Clem Low Trio and BBC with Low and Betsy Curtis. Visitation 4 p.m. Saturday March 1 for a celebration of life at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Survived by wife, Norine Madrona of Hilo; sons Randall (Annette) Clay of Waikoloa, Terry Clay of Kailua-Kona and Robert (Kelly) Carter of Washington; daughter, Dinah (Edward) Clay-Melvin of Hilo; brothers, Alfred (Pearline) Madrona of Honolulu, Kenneth Madrona of Puna and Bernard (Fern) Madrona of Hilo; sisters, Irene (Leo) Roberts of Honolulu, Catherine (Angel) Salgado of Paauilo and Marcelina (Frank Jr.) Pineda of Honolulu; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Eula May Pettingill, 87, of Naalehu died Feb. 19 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Coffeeville, Miss., she was a food service employee and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ka‘u Ward, Ka‘u Red Hat Society and Ocean View Senior Citizens Club. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ka‘u Ward in Naalehu. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Kent Pettingill of Kailua-Kona; sons, Clinton Lake of Kealakekua and Chuck (Terri) Beck of Arizona; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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