An almost unrecognized change in immigration will be explored during an upcoming performance at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Maria Consolacion Alnas Espejo, 96, of Keaau died Feb. 16 at home. Born in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she worked at Koi Tomato Farm and the former J&L Anthurium Farm, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 27) at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Jessie (Briana) Espejo of Sacramento, Calif., and Roger (Rosario) Espejo of Papaaloa; daughters, Clarita Malavi and Essen Espejo Gomes of the Philippines, Norma (Pedro) Dela Rosa, Nora Estantino and Laudy (Nestor) Cabalce of Keaau; daughter-in-law, Amparo Espejo of California; brother, Valentin (Shirley) Alnas of Paauhau; sisters, Maria (Jack) Welch of Arizona and Emily (Roy) Oshiro of California; 32 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.