Obituaries for January 27

Kenyan Kai Beals, 43, of Hilo died Jan. 25 at Hawaii Care Choices’ (formerly Hospice of Hilo) Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Sunset Beach, Oahu, he was a community consultant for Hawaii Electric Light Co. Celebration of life 4-9 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 30) at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Leila Beals of Hilo; daughters, Shay Beals and Maiya Beals of Hilo; parents, Gary and Naomi Beals of Hilo; parents-in-law, Alvin and Janice Hiyane of Hilo; sister-in-law, Sandi Hiyane of Henderson, Nev.; hanai brother, Kevin (Shana) Kojiro of Hilo; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eleanor “Dolly” Miguel, 93, of Waimea died Jan. 22 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of Annunciation Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Friday (Feb. 2) at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Eilene (Alvin Sato) Morton of Kailua-Kona, Yvonne Sumrow of San Diego and Annette (Wayne Salazar) Perez of Honokaa; son, Thomas “Bob” (Darlette “PeeWee”) Miguel of Waimea; sister, Emojean Pacheco of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Myra Ignacio of Hilo; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Philip Palencia, 87, of Keaau died Jan. 12. Born in South Kona and raised in Maunawili, Oahu, he was a retired trucking company operations manager. Celebration of life 5-9 p.m. Friday (Feb. 2) at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary, 1150 Kikowaena St., Honolulu. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Carol; sister, Dolores Lovell; sons, Glenn Palencia, Philip Palencia Jr., Karl Kuhau-Liftee, Kelena Palencia and Kelii Palencia; daughters, Sharon Palencia, Jackie Choy and Phyllis Sato; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

William Moss Vannatta, 91, of Hilo died Jan. 21 at his home on Reed’s Island. Born in Kapaau, he was a rancher and general manager at Grayline Hawaii. Private services at a later date. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Sharon DeMello Vannatta; sons, Bruce and Gary; daughters, Billie, Karron and Lynn; sisters, Iini and Sheila; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Wilmer “Sonny” Yangson, 76, of Kapaau died Jan. 13 at home. Born in North Kohala, he was a boiler room operator for the former Kohala Sugar Co., laborer for BioGenics Seeds, rigger for Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., and labor foreman for Goodfellow Brothers and Blasting Technology. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Pamela (Vince) Marquez of Kohala; sons, Bully Cannon of Honolulu, Kahau (Karen) Yangson of Lynn Haven, Fla., and Toots (Raenette) Yangson of Anchorage, Alaska; brother, Albert (Debbie) Yangson of Kohala; sisters, Pua (Peyton) Akamu and Kahala (Stephen) Acob of Kohala; brother-in-law, George Pang of Kohala; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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