Obituaries for February 9

Mayliko Nishimoto Carter, 52, of Hilo died Feb. 6. Born in Yomitan Village, Okinawa, Japan, she grew up in Hilo and lived 30-plus years in Rhode Island before returning. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Hawaii Care Choices, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by husband, James R. Carter of Hilo; daughter, Jessie M. Reniere of Warwick, R.I.; parents, Glenn I. Nishimoto and Fumiko Yamauchi Nishimoto of Hilo; sister, Michele (Brian) Nishimoto-Souza of Honolulu; brother, Matt (Mae) Nishimoto of Torrance, Calif.; a niece and nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William Geiger, 86, of North Kohala died Jan. 29 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Germany, he was the owner of the former Vetters and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Private service. Survived by wife, Sally Geiger of North Kohala; sons, Walter Geiger and Werner Geiger of North Kohala; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Anne Elizabeth Kekaula, 73, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, she was the owner of Sam’s Hideaway. Private service held. Survived by children, Deborah (Robert) Phillips and Robert (Darrellyn DeSilva) Kekaula of Honolulu, Kimberly (Brian Ogilvie) Kekaula of Washington; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Erlina “Lena” Linda Salvador, 62, of North Kohala died Feb. 3 at home. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker. Visitation 8-9:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Survived by husband, James Salvador of North Kohala; mother, Violet Bueno of Honokaa; daughters, Jamie (Kai) Chung and Ruby Nanalook of Honolulu, Jayleen (Ikaika Reyes) Salvador of Maui; hanai sons, Robin Marquez of North Kohala, Bryson Marquez of Colorado and Wylan Marquez of Honolulu; hanai daughter, Amber Marquez of California; sisters, Ligaya (Lloyd) Leslie and Shirley (Buster) Serrao of Honokaa, Rose (Jose) Sarmiento of Honolulu, Natalie (Manuel) Lemus of Florida; brothers, Oscar (Flora) Bueno of Honokaa, Clyde (Phyllis) Bueno and Clarence (Christine) Bueno of Honolulu; two grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


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