Obituaries for February 29

Joanne M. Cuison, 76, of Hilo died Jan. 11 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Originally from Naalehu, she was a special education assistant at Valor Middle School in Woodburn, Ore., and housewares assistant at the local Walmart. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Connect Point Church. Fellowship to follow. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Salena Andrade of Hilo; sons, Robert (Allison) Cuison of Hilo and Mathias (Tracy) Cuison of Naalehu; brother, Fred “Boy” Hoohuli of Puna; sisters, Janice Sears of Oahu, Collette Paglinawan of Hilo, Sandi McLuckie of Colorado and Edith Kalua‘u of Kailua-Kona; hanai sister, Patricia Louise of Oahu; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Caroline Lokelani Hada, 81, of Hilo died Jan. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ka‘u, she was a retired cook for the former Hukilau Restaurant. Survived by sons, Thomas (Grace) Hada of Mililani Mauka, Oahu, Glenn (Kay) Hada of Mililani Mauka and Gordon (Jeanette) Hada of Omaha, Neb.; hanai daughter, Pearl Naito of Honolulu; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Harriet K. Queen, 69, of Keaukaha died Jan. 27 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a meat packer for the former Miko Meat. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Puhi Bay main tent. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Shayne (Chad) Sue and Kainoa (Dayne) Queen of Hilo; brother, Robert “Bobby” (Pat) Puakea of Oahu; sisters, Momi Shoemaker of Waimea, Mokie (Ronald) Lee of Keaukaha, and Roselyn “Tweet” Kimura of Kauai; sister-in-law Betty Jane Puakea of Hilo; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Louise Molloy Teixeira, 68, of Keaau, formerly of Newport Beach, Calif., died Feb. 17 at home. Born in Stockton, Calif., she was a retired director of purchasing for Coffee Bean &Tea Leaf, member of Sure Foundation Church in Keaau, raised domestic chickens and was a scuba diver and traveler. Private services in Keaau and California at a later date. Survived by husband, Adriano Teixeira of Keaau; son, Jonas Molloy of Keaau; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hector Urteaga, 87, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at home. He was an elder of the Hawaiian Paradise Park Congregation Of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 15-1517 Paradise Drive, Keaau. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Caroll; sons, Michael (Renee) Urteaga, Frank Urteaga, Ernie Urteaga, Paul Ellenburg and Steve Urteaga; daughters, Kathy (Ricardo) Pena, Rosie Urteaga, Norma Larocca, Tina (Steve) Miller, Sheryl Ellenburg, Elizabeth (Byron) Dimick and Joy (Jonathan) Brault; 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


Mary “Tommye” Thomasine Wall, 87, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Evergreen, Colo., died Jan. 8 at home. Born in Chicago, she was a homemaker. Private service at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations io Hospice of Kona or Hawaii Island Humane Society. Survived by children, Tommye (Andrew) Lane of Kailua-Kona, Scott Wall of Colorado, Steve (Kirsten) Wall of New Mexico, Mark Wall Jr. of Wisconsin, Linda (Neil Salemink) Wall of Minnesota and Yvonne (Kevin) Cox of Arizona; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Francis “Frank” “Patute” Williams Jr., 70, of Hilo, died Jan. 24 at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he was employed by the former Hawaiian Tel and The Queen’s Medical Center. Celebration of life 10-11 a.m. March 28 at AJA Veterans Hall, 361 Haihai St. Light lunch after services. Survived by wife, Cathy Ogino-Williams; daughters, Leigh Williams, Teri Williams-Pacheco and Nikki Palitz; sons, Jacob Williams and Dana Williams, 10 grandchildren.

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