Obituaries for April 28
Lisa Lani Balai, 45, of Hilo died April 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Visitation 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Haili’s Tent by Panaewa Park. Memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughters, Chasstine Zander, Chelsey Zander and Tiari Zander of Hilo; son, Andrew Zander of Hilo; mother, Helen Kamalii of Hilo; brothers, Joseph (Norma) Richardson, Ernest Balai, Manuel Balai and Aaron (Kahea Kapu) Balai of Hilo; sister, Linda Martinez of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rosalind Kamakini Chang, 91, of Volcano died April 6 at home. Born in Wainaku Kai, Hilo, she was a retired registered nurse for Castle Medical Center and member of the Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Visitation 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 4:30 p.m. Private burial at a later date. Survived by sons, Ivan L.K. (Marie) Chang of Irvine, Calif., Eric “Rick” L.K. (Beverly) Chang of Volcano and Mark K.L. Chang of Waipio, Oahu; sisters, Margaret Miranda and Eunice Matthews of San Diego, Elaine Brown, Marilyn Tau‘a of Haiku, Maui; sisters-in-law, Peggy Wippermann and Gwen Hiapo of Hilo; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Clara Maxine Dawson, 62, of Waimea died April 19. Born in San Francisco, she was a retired accountant and a Catholic. Celebration of life 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward building, Banana Ranch Road across from Hawi Post Office. Survived by partner, Richard Jimenez of Waimea; son, William Dawson of Waimea; daughter, Christine Dawson of Woodland, Calif,; brothers, Russ Glasgo and Chuck Colandrez of California; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Darlene Elizabeth Lindsey, 86, of Waimea died April 17 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Whitman County, Wash., she was a property manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Celebration of life 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Lindsey family plot off Chesebro Lane in Waimea. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Dianna (Cal Fossom) Johnson of Washington and Deborah Lacharite of Waimea; son, Darren (Debbie) Johnson of Arizona; stepdaughters, Delsa (Glenn) Bertelmann and Deedee Bertelmann of Waimea, Diana (Merle) Kaaekuahiwi of Las Vegas; 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kelly “Kelly Boy” Loo Jr., 50, of Honolulu, died April 17 in Oro Valley, Ariz. Born in Honokaa, he was a teamster for Entertainment Partners, and had worked for Omni and Rich International Airlines, Jolene’s Kau Kau Korner, Waipio Valley/Big Island Tours, and Hamakua Sugar Co. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 3at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Honokaa Chapel. Visitation again 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 4 at the chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukuihaele County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Shane Bush of Oro Valley, Ariz.; sons, Keoni Bush-Loo, Kamuela Bush-Loo, Kala Bush-Loo, Kala‘i Bush-Loo and Kaimana Bush-Loo of Oro Valley, Ariz.; daughter, Kalia Bush-Loo of Oro Valley, Ariz.; parents, Kelly Loo Sr. and Norma Loo of Kukuihaele; sisters, Anna (John) Reed of Kukuihaele and Prantiss (John) Bannister of Waimea; brother-in-law, Burt Kaha of Paauilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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