Obituaries for March 5
Agnes “Aggie” Namuo Kelii, 96, of Waikoloa died Feb. 22 at the North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kailua-Kona, she was a room maid at the former Kona Inn Hotel and also a maid and cook for the Wall family. She was a member of the ILWU and Lanakila Congregational Church. Friends may call at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lanakila Congregational Church in Kainaliu for a 3 p.m. service with burial to follow in the church’s cemetery. Casual attire, flowers welcome. Survived by daughters Barbara (Gordon) Palmer of Waikoloa, Jeanette Apiki of Honolulu, Frances (David) Hudson of Maui; son William Kelii of Honolulu; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James Kealoha Lancaster, 85, of Hilo died Feb. 24 in Las Vegas, Nev. Services to be held March 16 at 10:30 a.m, with memorial to follow at noon at Reflame Ministry, 953 East Sahara Ave., #F1, Las Vegas, Nev. Cremated remains to be scattered in Hilo at a later time. No flowers. Condolences may be sent to Davis Funeral Homes &Memorial Park, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, Nev., 89119. Survived by son Mathew Espinda of Waianae; brothers Alexander Alika Lancaster of Hilo, Donald Lancaster Kealoha of Henderson, Nev.; sisters Sarah Capone of Hilo, Mary Kalauli of Honolulu; and many nieces and nephews.
Eleanor Ann Larson, 90, recently of Hilo, died Feb. 17 at Morningstar Living Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Born in Everett, Wash., she worked as a registered nurse. She volunteered during her retirement at hospitals in both Bozeman, Mont., and Hilo and was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo. Mainland services to be held at a later date. Survived by sons Bill (Marcia) Larson of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bruce (Pat) Larson of Hilo, and Brent (Wanda) Larson of Rigby, Idaho; brother Douglas Marshall of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Teruo Matsumoto, 85, of Holualoa died Feb. 26 at his residence. Born in Keopu Mauka, he was a contractor and owner of Teruo Matsumoto Inc. He was an avocado and macadamia nut farmer and had a nursery of exotic flowers. He was a member of Keopu Citizens Club, Daifukuji Soto Mission and Keopu Kumiai. Celebration of life to be held at a later date. Survived by wife Darlene Matsumoto of Honokohau; son Alan (Haenam) Matsumoto of Salinas, Calif.; brothers Sani (Kazuko) Matsumoto of Keopu, Takeshi (Thelma) Matsumoto of Keauhou Mauka, Kumio (Patsy) Matsumoto of Keopu; sisters Nancy Kurihara of Kailua-Kona and Lily (Richard) Saito of Kaneohe; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jean Fen Vail, 91, of Holualoa died Feb. 28. Born in Chengdu, China, she worked as a commercial seamstress. Memorial services on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Palm Terrace Chapel at A Hui Hou Funeral Home in Kailua-Kona. Survived by sons C.Y. Zhang of China; Davis Ja (Deborah Sherwood) of San Francisco, Calif.; Holland Ja (Hilarie Connolly) of San Francisco, Calif.; Theodore Lew (Linda) of Tracy, Calif.; daughters Anne Ja Forbes (Roger) of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Jeanne May Phillips of Kailua-Kona; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Teri-Ann S. Yoshiwa, 52, of Hilo died Monday, Feb. 24, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she worked as an employer at Creative Arts. Celebration of life at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home on Friday. Visitation at 5 p.m.; Service at 6 p.m. No flowers, casual attire. Survived by parents Richard and Jane Takamatsu of Hilo; son Reid (Crystal Keohuloa) Takamatsu of Hilo; daughters Caitlyn Yoshiwa of Hilo, Brieann Yoshiwa of Hilo; sister Cheryl Takamatsu of Hilo; three grandchildren; numerous nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
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