Obituaries for March 20
Sharon Elizabeth Lui Bors, 56, of Henderson, Nev., died March 11 at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus, in Henderson. Born in Pahala, she was a world traveler, an artist, and volunteer for Nevada Public Television. No local services. Survived by husband, Bert Bors of Henderson; brother, Robert (Ligaya) Lui of Honolulu; sisters, Stephanie (David) Macdonald of Ocean View, and Barbara (Jon) Beachner of Redmond, Wash.; nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts. Arrangements by Palm Mortuary, Henderson, Nev.
Benjamin Alaelua Canonigo, 48, of Kailua-Kona died March 9 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a security officer at the Kona Police station cellblock and former cook at Alex Drive In, Michael’s Drive In and Violet’s Grill. Visitation 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday at Kona Life Church, 75-5699 Alii Drive, above Scandinavian Shave Ice in Kailua-Kona. Memorial service at 11 a.m., luncheon and fellowship to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Kaleo (Anna) Alves-Bulawan of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Richard Canonigo of San Francisco and Patrick (Roxanne) Canonigo of Honolulu; sisters, Thersa Herbert and Therrianne Canonigo of Kailua-Kona; one grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Elizabeth “Betty” Paris Dunford, 85, of Kealakekua died March 15. Born in Honolulu, she was a social worker, middle school teacher, authored the book “Hawaiians of Old” used in Hawaiian schools, was a member of the Christ Church Episcopal, Daughters of Hawaii, Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society and a former director of the Cooke Foundation and Family Support Services of Hawaii. Memorial service 3 p.m. Friday at Christ Church Episcopal. Aloha attire. Survived by son, Richard Dunford of Ahualoa; daughters Elizabeth (Alan Robinson) Dunford of Makaweli, Kauai, and Dorothea (Harold) Brink of Lebanon, Ore.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Lisa Christine Gregg, 50, of Waimea died March 16. She was born in Ohio. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 on the beach at Kawaihae Canoe Club. Survived by mother, Chris Cameron of Virginia; son, Johnny Alvaro of Waimea; sister, Beth Gregg of Pennsylvania; brother, Bill Gregg of Florida. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Ranson Teruo Hamilton, 20, of Mountain View died March 4 at home. He was born in Hilo. Services held. Survived by mother, Mary (Erick Deponte Jr.) Hamilton of Mountain View; brothers, Randall T. Hamilton Jr. of Las Vegas, Randen (Brandy Laa) Hamilton, Kalani Bertilacci, Dillion Deponte, Dayton Deponte and Joshua Deponte of Mountian View; sisters, Randalyn (Kyle Hanson) Hamilton and Jasmin Deponte of Mountain View; grandparents, John (Sandra) Santos of Mountain View, Alexander Toki of Honolulu, Kathleen (Jeff) Hamilton of Mountain View; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Myra Lucero Ramirez, 76, of Henderson, Nev., died Feb. 26 at 80TLC Care Center in Henderson. Born in Hilo, she was a retired secretary for Hughes Aircraft and Avantek Inc. Private services. Survived by husband, Donald Ramirez of Henderson; daughters, Malinda Ramirez of Los Angeles, Mona Dmitrenko of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Karen Sweeney of Kona and Princeville, Kauai; brothers, Earl Lucero of Hilo and Patrick Lucero of Manila, Philippines; two grandsons; nieces, nephews, cousins and sons-in-law. Arrangements by Palm Mortuary, Henderson, Nev.
Norman Tadashi Yukuno, 67, of Keopu died Feb. 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired mechanic for Sears Roebuck and Co., coffee farmer, member of the Keopu Citizens Club, and a U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brothers, Stanley (Tuk Su) Yukuno, Edward Yukuno, Wayne (Gerrene) Yukuno, Leslie Yukuno and Jerry (Jun) Yukuno; three nieces and two nephews.
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