Obituaries: March 30, 2021

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Karen Evangelista


Karen Diane Olivera Evangelista, 77, of Mountain View, died Feb. 20, 2021, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Hospice Facility. Born in Seattle, she was a former certified nursing assistant at the Life Care Center of Hilo, formerly worked at Verna’s Drive-In in Mountain View and a homemaker.

Friends may call at 1 p.m. April 10 at celebration of her life for a service. Casual attire.

She is survived by daughters, Chandra Olivera of Mountain View, and Devon Olivera of Michigan; mother, Virginia Cosper of Texas; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Heronica Bilog

Heronica “Ikang” Ramirez Bilog, 100, of Na’alehu, died Feb. 23, 2021, at Ka’u Hospital. Born July 9, 1920 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she was a homemaker.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. April 9 at Naalehu County Cemetery for a service. Mass will be held at a later date.

She is survived by daughter, Elisa (Hermenegildo) Naboa of Na‘alehu; son, Galen (Remely) Bilog of Lahaina; sister, Maria Cachola of Palm Springs, California; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Revelina Niere

Revelina Lopez Niere, 75, of Waimea, died March 6, 2021 at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born Feb. 8, 1946, in La Union, Philippines, she worked for a private laundry services companyin Waimea and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. April 8 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 10:30 a.m. service. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary Crematory.

She is survived by husband, Manuel Niere of Waimea; daughters, Fannie (Robert) Nitura of Waimea, and Edita (Ian) Claridades of Waimea and Philippines; three grandchildren; five sisters; three brothers; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Services announced

Services for Rosaline “Linda” Jane (Badua) Tagaca, 77, of Kapa’au, who died April 1, 2020, at Infinity Hospice Care in Las Vegas, will be held at 8 a.m. April 10 at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Kohala. Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Condolences may be sent to Shawna Ornelas 8981 W. Agate Ave, Las Vegas, NV, 89148. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.



An obituary published Monday for Robert Keanokealakahikikapoleikamakaopua Kaupu Jr., 101, of Hilo, omitted two survivors: wife, Geraldine Kaupu, of Hilo, and daughter, Rochelle (Harold) Hemperley of South Carolina, as well as Kaupu having served in Army National Guard due to information provided by the mortuary.