Obituaries for April 17

Delores Anderson, 90, of Naalehu died April 8 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Michigan. Private services held. Survived by son, Allen Anderson of Colorado; daughters, Irene Scholl and Cathy Anderson of Colorado; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Sherrell “Sherry” Phyllis Franks, 73, of Ocean View died April 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in San Francisco, she was a retired Hawaii Department of Health dental hygienist. Private service at a later date. Condolences to: J. Franks, P.O. Box 6094, Ocean View, HI 96737. Survived by daughter, Fawn Agliam of Kailua-Kona; sons, John Lee (Melanie) Franks of Ocean View and James (KC) Franks of Pennsylvania; brother, Ken (Mary) Adams of Arizona; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Petronila Mila Garibay, 88, of Hilo died March 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Cabantuan City, Philippines, she was a retired factory worker for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services. Survived by nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ellen Kainoa, 95, of Hilo died April 7 at Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hawaii. Private services held. Survived by son, Nathan O. (Cheryl De Lima) Kainoa; daughters, Katherine L. Kainoa and Pauleen Kainoa; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Davelyn Healani Kauhi, 69, of Hilo died April 7 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a former sales clerk for Ross Dress for Less, public school health aide for the Department of Education and member of Community of Christ Church in Hilo. Services at a later date. Survived by husband, Neki Kauhi Jr. of Hilo; sons, Grant (Anne) Kauhi and Jason (Lynelle) Kauhi of Hilo, Brandon (Ashley) Kauhi of Kona; brother, Bradford Camara of Oahu; sisters, Gale (Sam) Lee Loy of Oahu and Caron (Clyde) Tachibana of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Helen Henderson of Hilo, Rossina Kauhi of Kona and Sarah Kapahu of Oahu; five grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Kazunobu “Kazu” Mayahara, 94, of Kapaau died April 13 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Halawa, Kohala, he was retired from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the former Kohala Sugar Co., a U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Kohala Jodo Mission and Kohala Senior Citizens. Memorial services at a later date at Kohala Jodo Mission. Survived by sister-in-law, Thelma Uyama of Gardena, Calif.; nieces, Laurel (Bill Wagner) Uyama-Wagner of Kapaau and Kathy (Maxx) Okazaki of Gardena, Calif., Rachel (Ted) Okazaki of Vancouver, Wash.; a grandniece, two grandnephews and numerous cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Agnes Ekekela Yasso, 93, of Hilo died April 12 at home. She was born in Hilo. Private services at a later date. Survived by daughter, Mary “Mona” (Allen) Branco of Hilo; son, Ronald “Ron” (Ella) Yasso of Hilo; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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