Obituaries for March 13

Misty Mahealani Aina-Walker, 39, of Waianae, Oahu, died March 2. Born in Hilo, she was a juvenile detention supervisor on Oahu and danced hula, representing Hilo’s Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani in the Miss Aloha Hula competition in the 1999 Merrie Monarch Festival. Visitation and services 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Sure Foundation Puna. Survived by daughter, Kailihialeikaumaka Cabral; husband, Vincent Walker; mother, Emma Aina; brother, Michael Aina Jr.; sister, Michelle Aina; nieces and a nephew.

Margaret Fraser Fukuchi, 88, of Hilo died Dec. 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Highland Park, Ill., she was a retired office clerk for the state Department of Human Services and member of Hawaii Government Employees Association. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, Frederick G. Fukuchi of Hilo; daughter, Cathy Ann Thunell of Hilo; son, Robert G. (Shelly) Thunell of California; stepsons, Ken (Bellie) Fukuchi of California, Brad (Mary Grace) Fukuchi and Dean (Rika) Fukuchi of Hilo; stepdaughter, Gwen (Howard) Hose of Hilo; six grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Ramona Santiago Pacheco, 86, of Hilo died Feb. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, she was a retired licensed practical nurse for the former Hilo Hospital and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Tuesday (March 19) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Aloha attire; flowers welcomed. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Survived by sons, Stanley (Nora Usita) Pacheco Jr. of Hilo and Rodney Pacheco; daughters, Pearl R. (James) Park and Patricia (Dwayne Yoshina) Nakamoto of Hilo; sister, Christina Texeira of Sacramento, Calif.; brothers in-law, Abraham (Terry) Pacheco, of Oahu and Patrick (Lorraine) Pacheco of Hilo; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph Hervas Ronia, 71, of Hilo died March 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired lineman and heavy equipment operator for the former Hawaii Electric Co. on Oahu. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday (March 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Leila (Preston) Antonio of Hilo, Kimberly (Derek) Saldana of Keaau, Jaydine Hiapo of Arizona, Jodie (Turtle) Kidder of Honolulu and Dawn Thompson of Colorado; sons, Robert (Sheldeen) Ronia of Keaau and Evan Wedemeyer of Honolulu; brothers, Donald (Arlene) Hervas Ronia of Washington and Nicholas Hervas Ronia of Honolulu; sisters, Gwendalyn Hervas Ronia of Tennessee and Maureen Hervas Ronia of Honolulu; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Edward Kehau Wersing, 46, of Hilo died March 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was the “mad scientist” of Special Ed’s Customs. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Lori Nakashima of Hilo; sister, Aulani Wersing of Hilo; sister-in-law, Mari Nakashima of Las Vegas; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Patricia Leilani Wilson-Rice, 79, of Pahoa died March 7 in Pahoa. Born in Hawaii, she was a bus driver for Hele On and Laupahoehoe Transportation Co. and managed Akita Enterprises. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Wanda M. Hashimoto of Aiea, Oahu; sons, Eric J. (Antoinette) Wilson of Pahoa, Kaikaikaokamakanaokealoha L. (Andrea) Wilson of Hilo and Thomas H. (Gayle) Wilson Jr. of Las Vegas; sister, Celestine Barnes of Hilo; 20 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

The late Angel Labasan Mangarin is survived by, among others, wife, Perlita Mangarin of Keaau. Her name wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Tuesday.