Obituaries for April 1

Betty Sakayo Aburamen, 89, of Hilo died March 22 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was the retired owner for Blane’s Drive Inn and a member of Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Private services. Survived by daughters, Phyllis (Kevin) Takei and Cathy (Lance) Miyasato of Hilo; brothers and sisters; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Doris Kwai Lan Ching, 87, of Hilo died Feb. 27 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired office manager and accountant for the Hawaii Fire Department and member of United Community Church. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Diana Hultberg, 69, of Pahala died March 30. No services. No known relatives. Survivors are asked to call Ballard Family Mortuary at 808-935-8445


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