Obituaries for June 27

Elizabeth Puleimoku Caitano Chang, 89, of Honolulu, formerly of North Kohala, died May 31 at Wahiawa Long Term Care facility on Oahu. Born in Kohala, she was a retired licensed practical nurse at the Kohala Hospital and member of Kalahikiola Congregational Church, Senior Citizens Club of Kohala, Kaahumanu Society of Kohala and the Kohala Gateball Club. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Halaula. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Waianaia Cemetery in Halaula. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Nalani (Keith) Fujimoto and Bette Sue (Joseph) Cazimero of Honolulu; sister, Maria Rosehill of Honolulu; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary and Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.

Barbara Ellen Duke, 83, of Ocean View died June 18 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in La Junta, Colo., she was a retired art teacher and past president of Honaunau Senior Group. Private services. Condolences to P.O. Box 402, Honaunau, HI 96726. Survived by sons, Michael Talley of Ocean View, Patrick Talley and Brian (Terri) Talley of Texas, Joel (Kellye) Talley of Colorado; brother, Leroy Pearson of Texas; sister, Martha (Lance) Buhman of Texas; three grandchildren, a hanai grandson and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Anna Keohuloa, 87, of Kailua-Kona died June 15 at Larry’s Care Home in Kailua-Kona. Born in Hookena, she was a macadamia nut sorter for Hawaiian Host Candies and member of Kaahumanu Society and Daughters of Hawaii. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Saturday (June 30) at Pukaana Congregational Church in Kealia. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, Paul (Dolores) Keohuloa of South Point, George Kamaka of Hilo and Phillip Keohuloa of Kealakekua; sisters, Sarah Hose of Kailua-Kona, Harriet Wentworth of Olympia, Wash., and Maria Hayamoto of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Emily Keohuloa of Pahala and Esther Keohuloa of Molokai; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Frederick Doren Stone, 79, of Kurtistown died May 29. Born in Freetown, N.Y., he taught environmental science at the University of Hawaii and was director of the Forest Tropical Ecosystem and Agriculture Management program at Hawaii Community College until his retirement, published numerous articles about the evolutionary biology of cave-adapted insects, worked on biodiversity conservation and provided expert testimony for projects affecting biodiversity, including the contested case regarding industrial development impacting Mauna Kea’s vulnerable biologic ecosystems. Services at a later date. Memorial gifts to Fred Stone Scholarship Fund at Hawaii Community College via www.uhfoundation.org/FredStoneScholarship or Cave Conservancy of Hawaii, P.O. Box 7083 Ocean View, HI 96737. Survived by partner, Deborah J. Ward; daughter, Achariya Tanya (Dave) Rezak; sisters, Beth, Laura and Nancy; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews.


Yukito Takamoto, 103, of Kealakekua died May 29 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired stonemason and member of Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Kona Machi Kumi, Kumamoto Kenjin Kai and International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Katsumi Takamoto of Kealakekua; daughters, Janet Fujikawa of Kealakekua, Sharon (Topi) Hynynen and Judy (Arnold) Amano of Kona; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Minako Nishino Tanimoto, 93, of Waikoloa died June 10 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Ibaraki ken, Japan, she was a housekeeper at the Sheraton Waikiki, Halekulani and Reef Towers hotels. Scattering of ashes Monday (July 2) off Honokohau Harbor. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Life Care Center of Kona, c/o Daisha Nguyen, 78-6957 Kamehameha III Road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Survived by son, Larry (Leslie) Tanimoto of Waikoloa; daughter, Mae (Richard) Takatani of Maryland; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.