Obituaries for July 3

Michael Edward Cowden, 61, of Captain Cook died June 22 at home. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was a roofer for Gold Coast Roofing. Survived by sons, Rowan (Kaeliann) Cowden of Watsonville, Calif., and Tyler Cowden of Capitola, Calif. Private services at a later date. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ann Michele Kaupu, 69, of Ocean View died May 30 at home. Born in Detroit, she was a homemaker, seamstress and artist. Celebration of life noon Saturday, July 14, at the family’s home, 92-9017 Lehua Ln., Ocean View. Casual attire. Survived by husband, McKinley Kaupu of Ocean View; daughter, Madison Kaupu of Ocean View; hanai sons, Jeffrey Haalilio of Ocean View and Moku Haina of Hilo; hanai daughter, Layna Haina of Ocean View; brothers, Richard May of Hayden, Idaho, and Timothy (Jamie) May of Concord, Calif.; a hanai grandson; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Barbara J. Littorin, 92, of Waimea died June 15 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in San Francisco, she was a macadamia nut farmer, lei maker, weaver and bookkeeper. Visitation 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Hauoli Kamanao Church in Milolii. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Mark (Barbara Jean) Littorin of Opihihale; sister, Shirley (Rex) Fortney of Hayward, Calif.; two grandchildren and a great-grandson; an aunt, two nieces, cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Zachary MacQuiston, 46, of Keaau died April 23 at home. He was born in Hilo. Celebration of life gathering 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (July 7) at Makuu Farmers Market. Survived by wife, Malia B. MacQuiston of Keaau; daughter, Chyanne Carlos of Texas; sisters, Bernadette Nevoso of Texas and Kanani Balai of Hilo; brother, Ernest (Kimberly) Grace Jr. of Maui; a grandsons; other brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Satsuki Naito, 82, of Ookala died June 12 at home. Born in Paauhau, she was a homemaker and member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Louise Naito of Honolulu; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Jewel Clara Phipps, 94, of Kailua-Kona, died June 23 at home. Born in Spearman, Texas, she was a homemaker and member of Kona United Methodist Church and Kona Seniors. Private services. Memorial donations to Kona United Methodist Church or Hospice of Kona. For info, call 896-8966. Survived by sons, Terry (Loretta) Phipps of North Carolina and Mike (Kathleen) Martin of Florida; daughter, Becky (Bill) Walton of Kailua-Kona; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Samuel Kay Toler Sr., 68, of Keaau died June 14 at home. He was born in Goldsboro, N.C., he was a cane truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., retired porter for Hilo Porter Services at the Hilo International Airport, former Hilo airport security guard and U.S. Army veteran. Celebration of life gathering 11 a.m. Friends may call from 11 a.m. into the evening Saturday (July 7) at the Toler residence, 195 Todd Ave. in Keaukaha. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Leona Toler of Keaukaha; sons, Samuel K. (Diana) Toler Jr. of Keaau, Stephen L. (Ashley) Toler of Hilo and Shamus K. (Breanna) Toler of Hilo; daughters, Inglish L. (Vernon Tabiolo) Toler of Kohala, Tiffany R. (Phillip Blas) Toler and Jordana P. (Kristy Kobayashi) Toler of Keaau; brothers, Danny (Pam) Toler of Virginia, Larry Toler of North Carolina, Jackie “Jake” “Football Head” (Joni) Toler of Tennessee and Michael (Carolyn) King of North Carolina; sisters, Martha Wolfe, Ruby Tobin and Nora Tipton of North Carolina.; 14 grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.