Obituaries for May 22

Lillian Kimiko Matsubara Ide, 83, of Hilo died May 7 at Hawaii Care Choices. Born in Hilo, she was a retired licensed practical nurse for the former Hilo Hospital and member of Hospital Retirees Association and Hilo Church of God. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, John H. Ide of Hilo; daughters, JoAnn (Joel) Wasson of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Karen (Cesar) Robledo of Hilo; son, John Ide Jr. of Honolulu; brother, William A. Matsubara of Los Angeles; sister, Susan (Thomas) Kiyojima of Hilo; sister-in-law, Elaine Matsubara of Pearl City, Oahu; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Albert “Alie” Elliss Kaulia, 73, of Waimea died April 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Federal Aviation Administration administrative executive, member of Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club and U.S. Air Force veteran. Private service held. No flowers. Memorial donations to charity of choice. Survived by daughter, Kealalani (David) Baumann of Florida; son, Alapaki Kaulia of Waimea; sisters, Julie Johnston of Honolulu, Pua‘ala Ano and Anntoinette (David) Wasser of Kauai; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Yukiko “Lily” Shimabukuro, 92, of Hilo died April 22 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a retired sales clerk for the former Robert’s Bakery and member of Hilo Baptist Church. Private family services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Glen Shimabukuro of Hilo and Raymond (Sharlene) Shimabuku of Waipahu, Oahu; daughters, Karen Shimabukuro, Marian (Roy) Shioji and Alice Sakihara of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Vivian Shimabuku of Pearl City, Oahu; sister, Elizabeth (Richard) Sakai of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Setsuko Taira of San Jose, Calif,. and Dolores Shimabuku of Hilo; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mabel L. Wilson, 73, of Keaau died April 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Alu Like Kupunas. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Friday (May 25) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation again 8-9 a.m. Saturday (May 26) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Edward Wilson of Opihikao, Scott (Erika) Wilson, Leslie (Cheri) Wilson, Shane (Raecy) Wilson and Kekoa Wilson of Hawaiian Paradise Park; brothers, Edmund (Sandy) Kaawaloa of Kona, Solomon (Frances) Kaawaloa of Pahoa and Robert Kaawaloa of Honolulu; mother-in-law, Margaret Wilson-Perez of Hawaiian Beaches; sister-in-law, Lauretta Kaawaloa of Pahoa; brother-in-law, Duke Wilson of Maui; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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