Obituaries for January 3

Michael Clarence Benoit, 84, of Hawi died Dec. 28 in Hawi. Born in Lafayette, La., he was a plasterer. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Michael (Janice) Benoit of Shadow Hills, Calif., and Richard (Sylvia) Benoit of Palmdale, Calif.; daughters, Ingrid (Robert) Clark of Hawi, Anita (Steve) Norman of North Hills, Calif., Teresa (Michael) Donahue of Littlerock, Calif., Vickie Edwardson of Fullerton, Calif., and Brenda (Bill) Graves-Leifermen of Palmdale; sisters, Rita Harper of North Bend, Wash., Teresa Sinn of Hunington Beach, Calif., and Priscilla (Chuck) Hiers of Fountain Valley, Calif.; sister-in-law, Patricia Benoit of Cypress, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Bryndel “Bryan” Marzan Callejo, 54, of Bellingham, Wash., died Dec. 27 in Bellingham. He was born in Hilo. A live stream of his memorial services will be shown at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Hilo Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2629 Kilauea Ave. Condolences to P.O. Box 229002, Bellingham, WA 98229. Survived by wife, Denise; sons, Jonathan (Nicole) DeConte of Washington, D.C., Taylor, Talon and Tanner of Bellingham; sisters, Remelyn (Stephen) McConnell and Juryleen (Michael) Foster of Bellingham; three grandchildren; four nieces and a nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Willis Marten Hall, 37, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 29 in Kealakekua. Born in Fairplay, Colo., he was self-employed in information technology. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by son, Jesse Hall of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Jasmine Hall of Kailua-Kona; mother, Margurite (Eric) Hixson of Anchorage, Alaska; father, Marten (Prudence) Hall of Canon City, Colo.; brother, Robert Bailey of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Lanessa (Christopher) Trueblood of Palm Desert, Calif., Michelle Hall of Canon City and Jodi Leynse of Utah; other relatives. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Geraldine “Pua” Napua Pohina, 65, of Hilo died Dec. 25 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a farmhand for Hukumele Plantation and member of Hilo Church of God. Visitation 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 5) at Hilo Church of God. Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Daisha Clark of Las Vegas; brothers, Kaleo Pohina of Nebraska, Charles Pohina and Dennis Pohina of Honolulu, William Pohina of Papaikou; sisters, Galynn Pohina and Davidene Pohina of Honolulu; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


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