Obituaries for May 18

Jacob Keanaoalohaikuupoli Batalona Sr., 79, of Honokaa died May 4 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Hawaii, he was a taro farmer in Waipio Valley. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Honokaa. Service at 10 a.m. Burial noon at Kukuihaele Cemetary. Luncheon to follow at the church. Survived by sons, Jacob K. Batalona Jr. and Adley K. Batalona; daughters, Lucy Ann M. (Edvin) Batalona-Archila and Dora-Lynn K. (Michael Josepovicz) Batalona; sister, Margaret K. Lepolo; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Marilyn Ann Debus, 85, of Kailua-Kona died May 2 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Attleboro, Mass., she was a homemaker and member of Order of the Eastern Star, and Friend of Bill W. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by daughter, Kelly Ann (Kekoa) Cabanting of Montana; son, Joe (Raynette) Debus Jr. of Kailua-Kona; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Betty Teruko Nouchi Haraguchi, 95, of Honolulu died March 28 in Honolulu. Born in Honaunau, she was a homemaker and part-time papaya farmer who loved gardening. Private service held. Online condolences: Survived by son, Gary (Bheny) Haraguchi; daughter, Marcia (Gerald) Futa; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Brenda Leimomi Kahiwa, 66, of Captain Cook died April 21 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a homemaker, hula dancer and former teller for Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union. Private celebration of life. Survived by daughter, SherrieBelinda Kahiwa; son, StevenKalei Kahiwa of Captain Cook; brothers, Arnold Kahiwa of Honolulu and Keith Kahiwa of Captain Cook; sister, Belinda Kahiwa of Keaau; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Barbara Lumbra Schmidt, 91, of Waikoloa died May 11 at home. Born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., she was a music teacher, pianist and vocalist who served as choir director, organist and pianist for churches and community organizations. Private service at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743 or Survived by sons, Dave (Janet) Schmidt of Hawi, Bruce Schmidt of California and Brad (Anne) Schmidt of Colorado; daughter, Sheri (Stephen Dunn) Schmidt of California; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Theresa Elizabeth Shattuck, 69, of Keaau died May 7 at home. She was an underwriting manager at a mortgage firm. Survived by husband, William Shattuck of Keaau; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Mark Haruo “Cowboy” Yamaguchi, 61, of Waimea died May 6 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was a third-generation cowboy for Parker Ranch and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Parker Ranch Roundup Club and Parker Ranch Softball Club, Waimea Little League volunteer and supporter of Hawaii High School Rodeo Association. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Kamuela Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by brother, Mack Yamaguchi of Waimea; sisters, Judy (Clifford) Hannah of Gardena, Calif., and Debra Maikui of Las Vegas; hanai sister, Deedee Keakealani (Kamuela) Bertelmann of Waimea; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kenneth Nobuo Yamasaki, 79, of Hilo died April 18. Born in Olaa, he was a feed well, driver for Mauna Kea Express and the former Sure Save Supermarkets, construction worker and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. Survived by wife, Sachie Caroline Yamasaki of Hilo; sons, Calvin (Venus) Yamasaki of San Francisco, Melvin Yamasaki of Pahoa and Ken Yamasaki of San Francisco; stepson, Keith Alcos of Hilo; stepdaughter, Shellie Alcos of Pahoa; brother, Kazumi (Tsueko) Yamasaki of Keaau; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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