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Obituaries for January 17

Helen B. Botelho, 93, of Honokaa died Jan. 6 at home. She was born in Kalopa and was a former manager for Drive In, member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Honokaa Senior Citizens Club. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice. Survived by son, Dereck (Sharon) Botelho of Hilo; daughters, Georgette (Daniel) Kaniho of Ahualoa, Sheryll (Guy) Kaniho of Kona and Marita Cauley of Hilo; brother, Joseph (Mary) Branco of Honokaa; sister-in-law, Herminia Branco of California; brother-in-law, Amos Botelho of Honokaa; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Keith Sadao Ibarra, 60, of Hilo died Jan. 8 at home. He was born in Hilo. Private services held. Survived by brother, Ray (Sharon) Ibarra of Hilo; sisters, Janice (Harry) Takayesu of Hilo, Karen (Russell) Henna of Oahu and Claire (Lee) Miyasato of Maui; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Felicia Bartolome Lafita, 104, of Hilo died Jan. 6 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kukuihaele, she was a retired foster grandparent at Waiakea Elementary School, office clerk for the former Western Auto store and member of Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Private services held. Survived by son, Frank (Beverly) Lafita Jr. of Hilo; a grandson, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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