Obituaries for October 1
Mary Florentine Frank, 61, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 27. Born in Jonesboro, Ark., she was a service manager for Terminix and enjoyed gardening. Friends are welcome from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Frank residence for memorial services. Survived by husband, Morris Frank of Kailua-Kona; son, James (Rebecca) Frank of Fredericksburg, Va.; brothers, Johnny Selman of South Carolina and Terry Selman of Virginia; sisters, Dorothy Gallaher, Dicie Woodard, Mamie (Roy) Brewer, and Jane Howard, all of Collinwood, Tenn., and Deborah (Tommy) Miller of Acworth, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
William “Bud” Sherwood Loeffler Jr., 82, of Hilo died Aug. 14 at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired police officer and former liquor inspector for the County of Hawaii and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, earning the Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, UN Service Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, William “Buddy” (Carolyn) Loeffler of Hilo, Lee (Shirley) Loeffler of Hilo, Daniel (Jennifer) Loeffler of Hilo; daughter, Kathi (John) Turner of Maple Valley, Wash.; daughter-in-law, Debbie Loeffler of Hilo; sisters, Leatrice Mahuna of South Point, Edna Mendonca of Kohala; brother, Kenneth Loeffler of Hilo; numerous grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Elizabeth “Honey Girl” Pomaikai Simeona, 78, of Hilo died Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired staff sergeant from the Women’s Army Corp. and worked in the housekeeping department at the Hilo Medical Center, was a former employee at the Army Air Force Exchange Service and a member of the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association, Chapter 62, and the Wikiwiki Golf Club. Private services held. Survived by brother, Wilmer “Chiefie” (Va) Simeona of Honolulu; sisters, Rachel Mahuna of Hilo, Evelyn (Joseph) Pavao of Pepeekeo, Sharon Simeona of Hilo, and Sandra Evangelista of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Simeona of Hilo, and Madeline Simeona of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother-in-law, Eugene Rawlins Sr. of Ainaloa; numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Debbie Ann Stevenson, 49, of Kaneohe, Oahu, died in Kailua. Born in Honokaa. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service at 10 a.m. Burial at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Survived by husband, David E. Stevenson of Kaneohe; son, David E. Stevenson Jr. of Kaneohe; daughters, Sheena (Jared) Carlson of St George, Utah, Sierra Stevenson of Kaneohe and Shanel (Jeffrey) Curtis of Honolulu; grandchildren, Nevaeh Ann and Danny; mother, Conchita Padayao of Kaneohe; brother, Blake Tokushige of Waikele; sister, Theresa “Gigi” Macion of Waimea.
Francis “Frank” George Woodbury, 86, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 23 in the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Devonport, England, he retired as an airlines regional customer service manager and was a business owner for 17 years. Private services held. Survived by wife, Janet Woodbury of Kailua-Kona; sons, Michael Woodbury of Lakeport, Calif., and Bruce Woodbury of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter, Jennifer Woodbury of Lake Oswego, Ore.; and two grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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