Obituaries for March 9

Haunani Leilani Ibarra, 39, of Ocean View died Feb. 18. Born in Hilo, she worked at Dollar Rent a Car in Kona, Ocean View Laundromat “The Wash” and Malama Market in Ocean View. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (March 15) at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by parents, Felix and Milissa Ibarra of Mark Twain Estates; lifelong partner, Shayle Aickin of Ocean View; son, Chandler Aickin of Ocean View; daughter, Kailee Aickin of Ocean View; brothers, Bronson (Troy) Ibarra of Kansas, Brandon (Brenda) Ibarra of Kentucky and Bradley (Michelle) Ibarra of South Kona; sister, Faith (Guy) Galimba of Waiohinu; hanai brother, Tonga Tauteoli Jr. of Utah; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Yoshiko Ikeda, 96, of Honalo died Jan. 29 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a clerk typist for Konawaena High School and member of Honalo No. 1 Kumi, Daifukuji Fujinkai, Zazen Kai, Baikako, Hiroshima Kenjin Kai and Daifukuji Soto Mission Kyodan. Private services held. Survived by sons, Earl (Michelle) Ikeda of Arizona, Warren Ikeda and Greg Ikeda of Honalo; daughter, Lorna (Gene) Takaki of Mililani, Oahu; brothers, George Kurozawa of Captain Cook, Richard Kurozawa of Connecticut and Larry (Eleanor) Kurozawa of Denver; sister, Chieko Kitaoka of California; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Hazel Jane Maertens, 86, of Waimea died Feb. 26 at Salom Care Home in Hilo. Born in Haina, she was retired head housekeeper for the former Honokaa Hospital and member of Imiola Congregational Church and Waimea Senior Citizen’s Center. Funeral arrangements are pending. Survived by daughters, Betty J. (Earl) Spence of Waimea and Mary Lou (Robert) Maertens of Pahoa; son, David J. (Jean) Maertens of Waimea; sister, Mary (Joseph) Branco of Honokaa; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Cynthia Soon Hee Nazara, 71, of Holualoa died Feb. 9 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a Hawaiian cultural liason, a business owner, commissioner for Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, president of Kona Hawaiian Civic Club, council member for West Hawaii Fisheries and Hawaii Island Burial Council, board member for Kona Historical Society, member of Ka Ulu Lauhala, board advisor for Ka‘upulehu Marine Life Advisory Committee, chairperson and member of Public Access Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Commission and coordinator for Kaupulehu Makai Watch. Celebration of life noon Sunday, March 24, at Old Kona Airport Park Makaeo events pavilion. Service at 1:30 p.m. Pa‘ina to follow. Condolences: Kekoa Nazara, P.O. Box 5684, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. For information, call 756-0078. Survived by husband, Caleb Nazara of Holualoa; sons, Rodney Torres, Jr. of Honolulu, Anthony (Elena Beaudet) Torres, Patrick (Noe Pabre) Torres, Ronny (Codi) Torres and Steven (Mele) Torres of Ocean View, Jesse Torres of Hilo; daughters, Belinda Torres and Patricia Torres of Honolulu, Rhodalynn (Marvin Naihe) Torres of Kealakekua; brothers, Stanford (Alarice) Kim, Steven (Lorene) Kim and Kimbro Kim of Honolulu, Derek Tolentino and Danny (Marylou) Tolentino of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Sheri-Lou (Bobby) Secio of Washington, Laverne (Frank) Howard of Waimea, Josanne (Jamieson) Wong of Kailua-Kona, Doreen (Ed) Selke of Ocean View and Jadelynn (Steven) Valeho of Kailua-Kona; 45 grandchildren and 67 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Toshiko Okamoto, 91, of Hilo died Feb. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was retired and a member of Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sisters, Chizuko Tarutani of Honolulu and Yoshiko Sasahara of Waipahu, Oahu; sister-in-law, Kayono Okamoto of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Robert W. Brigoli Sr. was survived by, among others, daughter Darnyl L. (William) Palama. Her name was incorrectly submitted for an obituary published Tuesday.

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