Obituaries for February 13
Francis Kalei Laimana, 78, of Waimanalo and formerly of Hilo, died on Jan 27 in Honolulu. Visitation at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. George Catholic Church in Waimanalo; Mass at 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Annie Laimana of Waimanalo; sons, Francis Laimana Jr., Michael (Connie) Laimana of Hilo; Mike Fink, Harry Laimana, Benjamin Laimana, all of Honolulu; daughters, Myra (Randy) Ioane, Brenda (Rob Reis) Laimana, Faylynn (Sheldon) Karratti, all of Hilo; Imogene (David) Demola of Arizona, Rose (Nestor) Obedo of Las Vegas and Laurie Ann (Jun) Lozano of Honolulu; brothers, Robert (Gloria) Laimana of Honolulu, Albert (Arleen) Laimana of California, William Kaluna and Abraham Kauwe of the Big Island; and sister, Agnes Oliveira of the Big Island; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-granchildren.
Nephi Leialoha Needham, 91, of Ogden, Utah, and formerly of Hilo, died Jan. 21 at Crestwood Care Center. Born in Kalopa, he was a World War II veteran and retired from Emerson Electric in 1991. Graveside services to be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Lindquist Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch in Ogden. Survived by son, Michael (Karen) Leialoha of Hilo; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.
Janice Doreene Morgan, 73, of Hawi died Jan. 26 at home. Born in St. Francis, Kansas, she was the owner of the Kohala Book Shop in Kapaau. No services. Memorial donations may be sent to North Hawaii Hospice at 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743. Survived by husband, Frank Morgan of Hawi; daughter, Roxanne Morgan of Sacramento, Calif.; son, John Morgan of Berkeley, Calif.; brother, James Hardt of Ashland, Ore.; and two grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Deborah Mary Olson, 62, of Honaunau died Feb. 8 at her residence. Born in Denver, Colo., she was a coffee farmer. She was a special education teacher at Honaunau Elementary School, as well as several other mainland schools. A celebration of life pot luck will be held Feb. 17. For further information, call Mike Olson at 328-8309. Survived by husband, Michael Olson of Honaunau; sons, Bjorn Olson of Homer, Alaska, Clay Olson and Lars Olson, both of Seward, Alaska; daughter, Rhonda (Chris) Hill of Grandby, Colo.; sisters, Jan DeBell and Gina DeBell, both of Loveland, Colo., and Amanda DeBell of Albuqueque, N.M.; and three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Faustina Quilausing, 88, of Keaau died at the Hilo Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 4. Born in Fuerte, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she was a retired floor supervisor with the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company. She was also a former member of the Kupuna Senior Bowling League, ILWU Mixed Bowling League, and the Parks & Recreation Bowling League. Private services held. Survived by husband, Perfecto Quilausing of Keaau; sons, Mark Quilausing of Kapoho and Oscar Quilausing of Keaau; daughters, Wilma (Peter) Chenosky of Michigan, Estra (Harvey Okamura) Quilausing of Kailua, Oahu, and Hilda (Gregory) Nielsen of Keaau; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc.
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