Obituaries for September 22

Judy Lynn Boyce, 60, of Kailua-Kona, died Sept. 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Wheat Ridge, Colo., she was a human resources administrator for a fire department in Colorado. Private services at a later date. Survived by sons, Josh Medina and Michael Medina of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Jessica (Gary) Broom and Carollyn Boyce of Kailua-Kona; brother, Tim (Diane) Penick of Frederick, Colo.; sister, Shirley Smuda of Seattle; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Teruko Marcia Miller, 80, of Mountain View, died Sept. 16 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Lihue, Kauai, she was retired from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to UH-Hilo College of Education at Survived by husband, Theodore Von Boetticher Miller; son, Aaron H. (Michelle Ohye) Miller of Mountain View, Calif.; brother Ken Higuchi of Tulsa, Okla; a granddaughter. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Setsuko Okido, 95, of Hilo, formerly of Honomu, died Sept. 4 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Yamaguchi-ken, Japan, she was a homemaker and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Buddhist Women’s Association and participated in Project Dana. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sister-in-law, Jeanette Okido of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tracy Honipua Watai, 53, of Kealakekua, died Sept. 18 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Kealakekua, she was a deli clerk for KTA Super Stores in Keauhou and a former certified nursing assistant for Life Care Center of Kona. Service info TBA at a later date. Condolences to: P.O. Box 11, Kealakekua, HI 96750. For info, call 339-8239. Survived by daughter, Tabitha (Jason Martines) De Mello of Ocean View; son, Jesse (Cassie Souza) De Mello of Kealakekua; father, Alexander Watai of Kealakekua; sisters, Rory (Gerald) Kim and Rusty (Allen) Brock of Kealakekua; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


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