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Obituaries for December 6

Howard “Dewain” Allen, 63, of Honalo died Nov. 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Tacoma, Wash., he was owner of Beards of Paradise, a stone mason, truck driver and painter. Service information at a later date. Condolences to: T. Hollowell, P.O. Box 604, Holualoa, HI 96725. Survived by wife, Teri Hollowell of Honalo; hanai son, Joel (Jennifer) Zwak of Arizona; sister, Cheri Ward of North Carolina; brothers, Mark Allen and Michael Allen of California. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Schayle Kigen Napua Hanato-Wells, 29, of Honalo died Nov. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was disabled but was a laborer at 4 Napua’s Auto Upholstery, farmer at Y.M. Hanato’s farm (Kigen’s Farm), McDonald’s employee, fiberglass installer, laborer at Mother Earth Father Time Tree Trimming Co., participant of Special Olympics, member of the Brain Injury Group, Hawaii Neurotrauma Group, Consumer Union Safe Patient Project, MITSS (Medically Induced Trauma Support Services), Daifukuji Soto Mission, Lifewater Church Healing prayer group, Department of Vocational Rehab, Arc of Kona, and volunteered for the elderly, physically and mentally handicapped. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by mother, Yvonne Mikie Hanato-Wells of Honalo; brothers, C. Renkio (Deja) Hanato-Wells and R. Kitao (Kuulei) Hanato-Wells of Honalo; sister, Kyra (Eric) Wells-Sweatt of Washington; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Keith Edward Hopkins, 64, of Hilo died Dec. 4 at home. Born in San Diego, he was a retired race horse trainer in Louisiana and California and Pahoa awa farmer. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by brothers, Kevin (Margarita “Dayday”) Hopkins of Hilo, Steven (Carline) Brennan of Valrico, Fla.; companion, Cheryl Nelson of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial park.

Dr. Carolyn Marie Koneck, 70, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 8. Born in Chicago, she was a practicing psychologist, former case manager for Kona’s homeless and mental health population, member of P.E.O. International, a philanthropy organization promoting educational opportunities for women, and served St. Michael’s Catholic Church as a youth group leader, choir member and Eucharistic minister. Survived by daughter, Mikaela Marlow, Ph.D.; sons, Gabriel Marlow and Keefe Ford. Arrangements by Northern Illinois Funeral Services.

Yun K. Okumura, 60, of Hilo died Dec. 2 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in South Korea, she was a waitress at Club Rose. Services pending. Online condolences: No known survivors. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Rosemary O’Malley, 86, of Kalaoa, Kona, died Nov. 3 at Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale. Born in Los Angeles, she was a retired child care provider. Services to be announced. Condolences to: Eileen Migliore, 73-1078 Mahilani Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Survived by son, Dennis O’Malley of Santa Rosa, Calif.; daughters, Susan O’Malley of Carlsbad, Calif., Eileen (Greg) Migliore of Kalaoa; brother, Jim (Carol) Currie of California; sister, Nancy (Roy) Arnisen of Idaho; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Justiann Kawohikukapulani Takaki, 26, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 10) at Kahaluu Beach Park large pavilion. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Journey Makuakane of Ka‘u; mother, Keniann (Segundo) Santiago of Ka‘u; stepfather, Clarence Minamishin of Kailua-Kona; father, Peter Fuerte of Ka‘u; brothers, Kevin Minamishin of Kailua-Kona, Justin Fuerte of Ka‘u, Jared Fuerte and Jake Fuerte of Hilo; sisters, Shalee Minamishin of Kailua-Kona, Tanya Toyomura of Hilo; maternal grandfather, Kenneth Takaki of Kailua-Kona; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Yoshinobu “Nobu” Takamine was survived by, among others, brother-in-law, Ted Yamada of California. Incomplete information was submitted for an obituary published Monday.


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