Obituaries for July 23

Alaysha Nohelani Fujiyama, 21, of Keaau died June 17 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at New Hope Church, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo. Celebration of life 6 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. Survived by children, Jacob Jr. and Dalton Ribordy of Keaau; father, Wayne Fujiyama of Keaau; mother, Natalie Ragocos of Hilo; brothers, Austin (Jensen Figaroa) Fujiyama of Maui, Avery (Leslie Quinones) Fujiyama of Yuma, Ariz.; sister, Aaliyah Fujiyama of Hilo; paternal grandparents, Archibald and Mellowdy Fujiyama of Keaau; maternal grandfather, Carlito “Richard” (Mary Ann Vasquez) Ragocos of Hilo; maternal grandmother, Patricia (Michael) Riviera of Hilo; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Stanley Alcoran Joaquin Sr., 60, of Honokaa died July 4 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Honokaa, he was a senior cane truck driver with the former Honokaa Sugar Plantation, landscaper at the Mauna Lani Resort, produce clerk at Foodland Farms at Mauna Lani, member of the Hamakua Jaycees, president of the Hamakua Archery Club and Mauna Lani Archery Club and the lead singer of the Hamakua Braddas. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the King’s Chapel in Honokaa, off of Ahualoa Road. Memorial service 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Norma Joaquin of Honokaa; sons, Stanley (Cheyenne) Joaquin Jr. of Paauilo and Stanton (Liane) Joaquin of Mountain View; hanai sons, Kanale-Shane (Anela Laa) Guerpo-Joaquin of Honokaa and Gavin (Scarlett) Roque of Paauilo; daughters, Sion Joaquin of Honokaa, Stancey (Stansen) Joaquin-Cosare, Alice Hauoli of Hilo and Kamomi Villaverde-Joaquin of Kona; brothers, Dennis Joaquin of Kona, Patrick (Bernie) Joaquin, Robin (Momi) Lorenzo of Honokaa and Lazaro (Daria) Joaquin of Hilo; sisters, Julie (Myron) Kidani of Paauilo and Fidela (Thomas) Long of Honokaa; 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Janet Mieko Miyose, 93, of Kona died July 17 at home. Born in Kainaliu, she was a coffee and mango farmer, retired housekeeper for Kona Hospital and former member of the Holualoa Kumiai. Private family services to be held. No koden. Survived by daughters, Colleen Miyose Wallis, Diane (Fred) Holschuh, Evelyn (Jay Tomokiyo) Miyose and Fern (Ray) Sapanara; sister, Matsuko Matsuda; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

LaVerne Lokelani Muller Ohashi Morikami, 88, of Keaau died June 8 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Waialua, Oahu, she was a field laborer with the Keaau Banana Plantation. Private services held. Celebration of life at a later date. No koden. Survived by daughters, Charlotte (Michael) Borges of Las Vegas, Charlene (David) Chock of Hilo and Clareen (Ben) Alonzo of Keaau; stepson, Francis (Winifred) Morikami of Hilo; stepdaughters, Candace Lee, Joyce Fleming of San Diego and Lorna Wilson of Hilo; sister-in-law, Daisy (Alvin) Suezaki of Kailua-Kona; brother-in-law, Melvin (Carolyn) Morikami of Honolulu; 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Claire Michiko Yahata, 92, of Hilo died June 26 at a private care home. Born in Dairen, Manchuria, she was a retired postal clerk at the Pahala Post Office and member of the Konko Mission of Hilo. Private services held. Survived by son, Craig Yahata of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; brothers, Masahiro (Carol) Nishida of Hilo, Kanehiro (Helen) Nishida of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters, Hiroko Arisumi and Terry (Ronald) Petersen of Honolulu and Kiyoko Nakamoto of Hilo; sister-in-law, Sharon Nishida of Honolulu; caregiver, Grace Andres of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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