Obituaries for June 1
Diane “Kara” Dolores Billingsley, 76, of Captain Cook died May 4 at home. Born in San Francisco, she was a retired teacher, author of poetry and short stories, owner-operator of Karaden Farm and Aloha Ocean Hideaway, co-founder of Kona Crisis Center, member of Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Audubon Society and National Wildlife Foundation. Service held. Memorial donations to PBS or Greenpeace Foundation. Survived by daughter, Roxanne (Isaac Dela Cruz) Locher of Captain Cook; son, Christopher (Nicole) Locher of Lexington, Mass.; Joan (Ronald) Mackin of Monte Sereno, Calif.; brother, Walter (Rose) MacDonald of San Jose, Calif.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii
John Adam Liborio, 84, of Hilo died May 27 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Urn committal services Wednesday at Homelani Memorial Park new columbarium. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Gail (Joey) Akaka of Hilo and Gwendolyn (Victor) DeLapaz of Minnesota; son, Darryl (Charlotte) Liborio Sr. of Hilo; brothers, Robert (Beatrice) Liborio of Oahu and Gordon Liborio of Oregon; sister, Betty Pacheco of Hilo; nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ruthan Saimon, 54, of Kealakehe died May 19 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Epey, Marshall Islands, she was a member of the Protestant Church. All-night vigil 5 p.m. Thursday at Jonithen Jackson’s home, 92-1429 Princess Kaiulani Blvd., Ocean View. Graveside service and burial 3 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Tony Saimon of Kealakehe; daughter, Serilina (Benjamin) Gideon of Keauhou; sons, Ading Ading and Mariton Eten of Kealakehe, Atirik Ading of Marshall Islands; brothers, Harry (Meria) Jackson and Jonithen (Tarke) Jackson of Ocean View, Palikon (Elsie) Jackson of Kailua-Kona, and Antonio (Ann) Jackson of Marshall Islands; sisters, Stella (Santy) Jackson of Ocean View and Merlita (Kanle) Jitiam of Marshall Islands; 20 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Betty Jane “Aunty Betty” Cypriano, was survived by, among others, husband Eugene DeRego Cypriano of Honokaa. His name was omitted from an obituary submission published Saturday.
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