Obituaries for November 19

Betty Jane Keikioewa Akina, 71, of Mountain View died Oct. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired food service worker. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughter, Corina (Victor) McLellan of Keaau; son, Lloyd (Deborah) Akina of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers, Dennis Balles of Hilo and Evan Nihipali of Honolulu; sisters, Elizabeth Kaleo of Hauula, Oahu, Elijoe Ka‘ahu of Ewa, Oahu, Karen Ka‘ahu and Rowena Nihipali of Honolulu, Rhoda Nihipali Shores of California; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Amos Richard Botelho, 89, of Paauhau died Oct. 27 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Paauhau, he was a retired cane truck driver/welder for the former Paauhau and Hamakua sugar companies, member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Jo Ann (Milton) Lau Kong of Kukuihaele, Sheila (Larry) Vicente of Honokaa and Margo Godbehere of Kapaa, Kauai; son, Russel (Serena) Botelho Sr. of Hilo; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Louis Kahoano Elia Jr., 72, of Hilo died Oct. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a former employee of Keaau Slaughterhouse and Puna Certified Nursery, security officer for Hilo Seaside Hotel, certified National Association of Underwater Instructors skin and scuba diving instructor, paddler for the former Prince David Kawananakoa Canoe Club and member of Imua Athletic Volleyball Club and Hilo Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Celebration of life service 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Pale Kai Canoe Club Landing at Radio Bay in Hilo. Scattering of ashes in Hilo Bay to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Raphaela Elia of Hilo; son, Louis K. Elia III of Hilo; daughter, Kini B. Elia of Hilo; brothers, David (Diana) Elia of Hilo and Henry (Sugi) Elia of Lacey, Wash.; sister, Marjorie Elia of Hilo; hanai sister, Yvonne (Albert) Kahoonei of Texas; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Cassandra “Cassie” Lynn Ellis, 35, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 10. Born in Fort Gordon, Ga., she owned and operated Two Chicks Cleaning Services, co-founded Keiki Come First Fishing Tournament and was a member of Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Big Game Fishing Clubhouse at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona. Boats depart harbor at noon. Celebration of life to follow. Aloha attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Taylor Lee Campogan, Lana Lynn Campogan, Trinity Danielle Campogan and Lucy Jean Lim of Kailua-Kona; mother, Laura Lee Matzen; father, Jim Ellis; brothers, Jimmy Ellis and Simon Ellis of Kailua-Kona; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Myrtle Maile Shiroyama, 91, of Waimea died Nov. 2 at home. She was born in Pahala. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Imiola Church in Waimea. Memorial service 11 a.m. Lunch to follow in church hall. Survived by son, Gary (Laura) Shiroyama of Waimea; daughter, Margo (Jim Scribner) Shiroyama of Waimea; two granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Nancy Siliva Stegehuis, 89, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 8 at home. Born in American Samoa, she was head linen attendant for the former Kona Hilton Hotel, owner of a lei stand at Napoopoo Bay, home day care provider and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Kalani Street in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Colleen Figueroa of Vancouver, Wash., Diana (Mahealani) Pai and Jan Stegehuis of Kailua-Kona; hanai son, Keoki Cipriano of Kailua-Kona; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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