Obituaries for July 21

Arlene Lou Baclig Horne, 84, of Odessa, Texas, died July 7 at Odessa Regional Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a retired medical transcribing specialist for Medical Center Hospital in Odessa and Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital, founding member of the Disciples of Grace Church in Odessa, 1953 graduate of Hilo High School and pianist. She attended University of Hawaii at Hilo for two years before transferring to College of the Pacific in California, where she majored in music, minored in business management and was a member of the Zeta Phi Sorority. Services at a later date in Texas. Condolences to: Robin Horne, 2901 Byron St., Odessa, TX 79762. Survived by son, Darrell of Odessa; daughters, Robin of Odessa, Angela of Midland and Leilani Villaverde of Dallas; sister, Carol Bissen of Hilo; brothers, Andres (Rose Marie) Baclig Jr. of Hilo, and the Very Rev. Timothy (Lionel) Baclig of California; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors of Odessa, Texas.

Paul Keohuloa, 83, of Naalehu died March 13 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Hookena, he was a retired rancher in Naalehu and worked for McCandless and Daleico Ranch. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service/celebration of Life at 10:30 a.m. Face Masks and socia distancing required. Casual attire; flowers and leis are welcome. Survived by wife, Dolores Dela Cruz Keohuloa of Naalehu; godsons, Paul N. (Lei) Kaholoaa of Hilo and Chris Himan Jr. of Pahoa; goddaughter, Althea Himan of Pahoa; sisters, Harriet Wenthworth of Seattle and Maria Haimoto of Hilo; brothers, George Kamaka of Hilo and Philip Keohuloa of Kona; sisters-in-law, Jane D. Mock of Kansas, Mary Ann Dela Cruz and Pat Yamamoto of Hilo, Sally Dela Cruz of Naalehu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Henry Lono “Sparky” Milliora-Silva, 63, of Pahoa died April 16 at hom. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired painter and fencer. Private services held. Survived by wife, Dannette E.P. Holbron-Silva of Pahoa; children, Henry K. “Boobie” (Melanie) Silva of Arizona, Hansen L. (Krisett) Silva of Pahoa, Hyson K. (Tonilynn) Silva of Keaau, Jassmine-Ann K. (Ricky) Silva of Honolulu and Jasslyn E.P. (Richard) Manso of Seattle; brother, John T. Silva of Keaau; sisters, Elizabeth M. (Linoel) Balinbin of Hilo, JoAnn (Gary) Miyashiro of Honolulu, Jonalinn P. Silva of Texas and Ruthie C. (Bill) Monte-Falcon of Las Vegas; hanai son, Jeffrey (Serena) Silva of Pahoa; godson, Xyson K. Silva of Pahoa; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Satoshi Ota, 83, of Hilo died April 7 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired independent sugar cane planter, landscaper and member of Piihonua Kumiai. Memorial services at a later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Steve Ota and Marc Ota of Hilo; daughter, Donna Ota of Hilo; brother, Charles (Gladys) Ota of Hilo; sisters, Yukie Kunihiro and Ruth (Robert) Ouye of Hilo, Dorothy (James) Burton of Puna and Lorraine (Gordon) Hashimoto of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Shizuho Ota, Mayumi Ota, Laura Ota and Ellen Okimura of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


The Rev. Ofa Kivava‘u Pauta, 74, of Hilo died June 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Tonga, he was a retired self-employed landscaper and retired minister of Free Church of Tonga. Private services held. Survived by wife, Paea Pauta of Hilo; son Ofa Kivava‘u Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Mele Pauta of California, Ane Pauta of Hilo, Akolea Pauta and Gaftynn Pauta of Alaska; 13 siblings; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Anastacia Viado Tarona, 97, of Hilo died July 16 at home. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired flower picker for plant nursery and member of New Hope Filipino Ministry. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday (July 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service at 6 p.m. All-night vigil 8 p.m. at the home. Face masks and social distancing required Burial at 10 a.m. Monday (July 27) at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by daughters, Carlina (Ricardo) Duyao of Philippines, Eredulin (Sam) Martin, Pearlita (Sam) Rivera and Aida (Roger) Gabriel of Seattle, Merly (Joel) Castillo and Raffy (Daniel) Marcos of Keaau; sons, Dominador (Crispina) Tarona of Keaau and Diomedes (Fe Ann) Tarona of Seattle; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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