Obituaries for January 30
Betty Chan Nui Nelson, 92, of Honalo died Dec. 28 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a bookkeeper for the former King Kamehameha Hotel and Teshima’s Restaurant, a Holualoa postal clerk and library clerk and coffee picker. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Interment will be at National Memoria Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu Cemetery. Survived by son, Bruce (Marcia) Nelson of Honalo; daughter, Betty Toylyn (Rick) Collier of Moses Lake, Wash.; brother, Ernest Chan Nui of Wenatchee, Wash.; sisters, Elizabeth (Bill) Corley of Texas and Marietta (Donald) Alicuben of Hilo; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Chikao “Mike” Mukai, 86, of Hilo died Jan. 23 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. He was born in Hilea, Ka‘u, he was a retired Hawaiian Rel fleet mechanic, retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant and member of Hui Okinawa and Makalika Kumiai. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Sue Mukai of Hilo; son, Michael Mukai of Vista, Calif.; daughters, Barbara Mukai of Lynnwood, Wash., and Anita (Won) Hyon of West Des Moines, Iowa; brother, Tsukasa Mukai of Hilo; sister, Lorraine Ayabe of Hilo; sister-in-law, Harue Mukai of Honolulu; three grandchildren; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lorna Daisy Momiala Lee-Rodrigues, 60, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 21 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a former concierge at Kona Village Resort, member of Mokuaikaua Congregational Church and 1972 graduate of Konawaena High School. Visitation 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Mokuaikaua Congregational Church. Service at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments to follow. Survived by son, Jason Rodrigues; mother, Elizabeth Maluihi Lee of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Robert (Terri) Lee and Reggie (Donna) Lee of Kailua-Kona; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Barbara Ann Rodriquez, 73, of Pahoa, died Jan. 20 at home. Born in Paul, Idaho. She was a full time mom and grandma and former manager at Ghost Mountain Resort in Pollock Pines, Calif. Private services. Survived by husband, Richard Rodriquez of Pahoa; sons, Richard “Ricky” Rodriquez and Kierdan Ward of Pahoa, Monty Whitaker of Placerville, Calif., and Troy (Carla) Whitaker of Idaho Falls, Idaho; daughters, Carrie Rodriquez of Pahoa and Valerie (Floyd) Goodwin of Rigby, Idaho; sisters, Dixie Williams of Missouri and Karen Lobough of California; brothers, Bill (Ronnie) Loftin and Jim (Mary) Loftin of California; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; other family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Frank Leo Trusty, 39, of Ocean View died Dec. 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Tooele, Utah, he was a avid craftsman. Private services. Survived by his sons, Gregory Gallian of Tooele, Utah, Little Leo of Ogden, Utah, Victor Bue and Hunter Bue of West Valley, Utah; daughter, Taylor-Nicole Trusty of West Valley, Utah; mother, Kathy Trusty of Tooele, Utah; sister, Leslie Molgard-Combs of Ocean View; maternal grandfather, Jose Espinoza of Tooele, Utah; one grandson; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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