Obituaries for June 4
Diane “Kara” Dolores Billingsley, 76, of Captain Cook died May 4 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in San Francisco, she was a retired teacher, an author of poetry and short stories, owner and operator of Karaden Farm and Aloha Ocean Hideaway, co-founder of the Kona Crisis Center, member of Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Audubon Society and National Wildlife Foundation, supporter of PBS and an advocate for whale conservation, the concerns of food irradiation and women’s rights. Private service held. No flowers. Memorial donations may be sent to PBS or Greenpeace Foundation. Survived by daughter, Roxanne (Isaac Dela Cruz) Locher of Captain Cook; son, Christopher (Nicole) Locher of Lexington, Massachusetts; sister, Joan (Ronald) Mackin of Monte Sereno, Calif.; brother, Walter (Rose) MacDonald of San Jose, Calif.; granddaughters, Annie Hanson of Captain Cook, Charlotte Locher; grandson, Ryan Locher both of Lexington, Mass.; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Allan Carter Rogers, 62, of Hilo and formerly of Northridge, Calif., died May 30 at his home. Born in Brawley, Calif., he was a co-owner of ACR Dollar + store at the Hilo Shopping Center, retired from AT&T in Los Angeles and was a U.S. Army veteran. Friends may call at 1 p.m. Sunday at Coconut Island pavilion for a celebration of his life. Survived by wife, Christine Rogers of Hilo; four children, two daughters-in-law, his mother, a brother, two sisters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Pearl Tsuyako Maki, 91, of Kurtistown died May 25 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Olaa, she was the owner of the former Pearl’s Anthuriums, formerly employed at Mauna Loa Mac Nut and Volcano House and a member of New Hope Puna. Private services held. Survived by sons, Richard (Caroline) Niimi of Mountain View, Robert (Cynthia) Niimi of Kurtistown; daughter, Pearl (Eugene) Worley of Irvine, Calif.; step-daughters, Marlene (Melvin) Lum of Honolulu, Stella (Raymond) Miyashiro of Hilo, Erma Maki of Honolulu; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jacklyn “Jackie” Ann Au, 52, of Ocean View died May 21 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Multnomah, Ore., she was a longtime caregiver, a former truck driver on the mainland, former supervisor at Little Caesar’s, a house painter and carpenter and volunteer for the Food Bank in Ocean View. Friends may call at noon Sunday at Aunty Pauline’s Beach Lot at Honaunau Beach for a Celebration of Life. Casual attire. Survived by son, Kahikili Au of Hawaii; daughters, Lila (Glenn Beauford) Uyeshiro of Ocean View, Leila Boyd of Kahaluu, Oahu, Leela Uyeshiro of Ocean View, Leesa Uyeshiro of Hilo, Leana Rumsey of Oregon; father, Richard Holver of Oregon; mother, Mary Maciel of Oregon; brother, Thomas Kelekolio of Honaunau; sisters, Juliana Kelekolio of Oregon and Angel (Arnold) Jacobsen of Oregon; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Violet S. Kimura, 90, of Honolulu is survived by son, Harlan “Tammy” Kimura of Honolulu; daughters, Florence “Marvin” Fukagawa of Mililani, Nancy “Richard” Uchida of Hilo, Iris “Clinton” Ching of Honolulu; son-in-law, David Lee of Honolulu; and brothers, Nobutoshi Kinoshita and Charles Ishii both of Honolulu. No koden. Information was omitted at the time of publication.
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