Obituaries for July 13

James Dale Kauhanehonakawailani Kaohu Adams, 88, of Waikoloa died July 3 at home. Born in Waikele, Oahu, he was a retired installation repair supervisor for the former Hawaiian Telephone Co., member of Waikoloa Baptist Church and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 10:30-11 a.m. Sunday, July 21, at Waikoloa Baptist Church. Service at 11 a.m. Lunch to follow. Survived by wife, Winona Adams of Waikoloa; daughters, Jamie (Neal) Detwiler of Mililani, Oahu, and Malia (Lyle) Tamaribuchi of Kailua-Kona; son, Michael (Denise) Adams of Washington; brother, Michael (Beverley) Adams of Maui, sister, Marie McDonald of Waimea; sisters-in-law, Dorothea Nary of Kailua, Oahu, and Sylvia Adams of Molokai; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii

Brian Charles Barton, 64, of Kailua-Kona died July 11 in Kealakekua. He was born in Honolulu. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by mother, Elsie Barton of Kailua-Kona; sister, Marsha (Robert Tiffany) Sudduth of Kailua-Kona; brother, Frank H. (Katherine) Barton Jr. of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Kellie Mitsue Dippel, 56, of Inkom, Idaho, formerly of Hilo, died June 26 at home. Born in Lihue, Kauai, she was a self-employed financier, equestrian and world traveler. Services held in Idaho. Memorial contributions to charity of choice. Survived by partner, John Chapman; children, Sarah, Emily and Jake Dippel of Wyoming; parents, Thomas and Doris Takimoto of Hilo; sisters, Jeri Takimoto of Iowa and Beryl Kannarr of Dallas.

Minerva “Aunty Minnie” Wehilani Kanuha, 66, of Honokaa died June 18 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Hoolehua, Molokai, she was an educational assistant at Waimea Elementary School and member of the New Beginnings Assembly of God. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at New Beginnings Assembly of God in Waimea. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukaiau County Cemetery in Paauilo. Survived by sisters, Doreen (Raymond) Kaluhimoku of Waimea, Charlotte (Greg) Dela Cerna of Kona, Harriet (Alfred) Martines of Paauilo, Faith (Charles) Alameida, Millicent Himalaya and Mildred Moiha of Waimea; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Austin Mereno, 71, of Kailua-Kona died July 10 in Kealakekua. Born in Los Angeles, he was a land surveyor for Los Angeles County. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by partner, Gloria Palacio; son, Erik (Jessica) Mereno of Norco, Calif.; sisters, Sandra (Mark) Beck of Ontario, Calif., and Susanna (Daniel Swana) Mereno of Upland, Calif.; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


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