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Edna Perreira


Edna Jane Perreira, 84, of Hilo died Dec. 27, 2017, at Hilo Medical Center. Born March 2, 1933, in Haina, Honokaa, she was a homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, Kilauea Ward and Pomaikai Senior Center Ukulele Group.

Visitation will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; wake service at 7. Visitation continues 9-10 a.m. Jan. 11 at the mortuary; funeral service at 10. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

She is survived by children, Robert (Marylou) Maertens of Nanawale, Iris Roelse of California, Agnes Fesolai of Utah and Samuel Perreira of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Barbara Anderson

Barbara Jean Anderson, 90, of Volcano, died Dec. 27, 2017, at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Covina, Calif., she was a retired RN at Kona, Honokaa and Hilo hospitals, co-owner and operator of Polynesian Orchids and Anthuriums Inc. and a member of numerous nursery organizations.

A graveside memorial will be held at noon Jan. 12 at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 at 110 Laimana St. in Hilo.

She is survived by sons, Leland (Rosaline) Anderson of Mountain View, and Rex (Shelly) Anderson of Volcano; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Yoshiko Otomo

Yoshiko Otomo, 87, of Kona died Dec. 4, 2017, at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Olaa (Keaau), she was a florist for the former Flowers of Hawaii, secretary for the Department of Water/Power and former member of Puna Hongwanji Mission.

Private services held. Family requests no monetary gifts or flowers.

She is survived by husband, Kazuo Otomo of Kona; sons, Myles (Lisa) Otomo and Randall Otomo of California; brothers, Masayuki (Leiko) Kiyojima and Thomas (Susan) Kiyojima of Hilo, Lloyd (Zelda) Kiyojima of Keaau; sisters, Chiyono Kinoshita of Honolulu, Shigeko Kiyojima of Keaau, Sumie Adams of Milwaukee, Amy Shimabukuro of Torrance, Calif., and Lois (Clyde) Silva of Keaau; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Miriam Namohala

Miriam Mamo Margo Namohala, 76, of Hilo died Oct. 27, 2017, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 15, 1941, in Honolulu, she was a housekeeper at Hilo Medical Center.

Private services held.

She is survived by son, Edwin Namohala of Hilo; daugthers, Debbie-Ann (Norman) Namohala-Roloos and Kalei Namohala both of Hilo; nine grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Isabelle Kimura

Isabelle “Belle” May Kimura, 85, of Kailua-Kona, died Nov. 13, 2017, at her residence. Born February 10, 1932, in Waimea, she was a retired human resources assistant manager for the Ilikai Hotel in Honolulu.

Private services held. Condolences to the family may be sent to W.Kimura-Nobriga at P.O. Box 843, Kealakekua, HI 96750.

She is survived by husband, Wallace Kimura of Kailua-Kona; sons, Rodney (Bridget) Kimura of Honolulu, Lindsey (Roxane) Kimura of Aiea, Oahu, and Landy (Cheryl Wong) Kimura of Kaneohe Oahu; daughter, Wallie (Edwin Nobriga Jr.) Kimura-Nobriga; sisters, Rita Coelho of Pearl City, Oahu, and Louise LaLena of Warminster, Penn.; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii

Barbara Moran

Barbara Jean Moran, 55, of Honokaa died Oct. 19, 2017. Born Aug. 22, 1962, she was a custodian.

Services held.


She is survived by husband, Martin Moran Diaz of Honokaa; sons, Royden (Ivette) Fernandez of Utah, Ransen (Aulii) Fernandez of Ookala, Keanu Fernandez, and Cody Fernandez of Honokaa; stepsons, Martin Moran Jr., Jose Moran of Honokaa; stepdaughters, Gareli Moran and Crystal Moran, both of California; father, Luke Levita of San Diego; mother, Rose Marie Levita Lorenzo of Honokaa; brothers, Rudy Ryan(Jackie) Levita of Hilo, and Joe Ah Puck of Honolulu; sisters, Bernadette Canizo of Hilo, Leenelle (Uelese) Pola of Honokaa; six grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.