Toshiko “Elsie” Makida, 83, of Hilo died at the Hilo Medical Center on Thursday, Nov. 8. Born in Napoopoo, Kona, she was a retired housekeeper with the former Hilo Lagoon Hotel. She was also a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Kelly (Garth) Wilson of Hilo; son, Gordon (Carol) Makida of Hilo; brothers, George Tatsuno (Betty) Omori of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kunitoshi Omori of Honolulu, Oahu; sisters, Mie Saito of Honolulu, and Emiko (Kenneth) Sakagawa of Wailuku, Maui; sister-in-law, Geri Omori of Honolulu; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Beau Kamaki Kekuluokalani Waltjen, 17, of Hilo died Monday, Nov. 12, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a former student of Waiakea High School and Connections Public Charter School. Memorial services will be held at Hilo New Hope Church on Saturday, Nov. 24. Visitation at 2 p.m. Service at 4 p.m. “Come as you are.” Survived by parents Thomas (China Kodani) Waltjen of Hilo and Rae Lynne (Santos Masulit) Waltjen of Hilo; sisters, Tara (William) Cruz of Oahu, Chelsea Waltjen of Hilo, Megan Waltjen of Hilo, Rannette Hao of Hilo, Tommi Waltjen of Hilo; grandparents Lorenzo (Toni) Agpawa of Las Vegas and Patricia Iwamoto of Hilo; numerous aunties, uncles, nephews and one niece. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.