Arlene Jane Bice, 85, of Kurtistown died Aug. 13 in Keaau. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she was retired from Bank of Hawaii and a member of Puna Covenant Church. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by daughters, Diane Akamine of Las Vegas and Wendy (Edward) Sugai of Kurtistown; stepdaughters, Anita Bice of Ainaloa, Marleen Cole of Bascom, Fla., and Karen Beeler of Malone, Fla.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Maybelle Okinishi, 76, of Pahala died Aug. 11 at home. Born in Pahala, she was a homemaker. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by son, Royden Okinishi of Pahala; daughter, Joy (Richard March) Okinishi of Pahala; brothers, George Quintal Jr. of Ainaloa, Richard (Rachel) Johansen and John Quintal of Naalehu; sisters, Angeline (Gilbert) Cardines of Hilo, Liz Quintal of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Pansy Quintal and Rose Quintal of Eden Roc, Linda Quintal of Pahala and Pearl Quintal of Ainaloa; three granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Tantalayo Saenz, 66, of Paauilo died Aug. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in East Los Angeles, Calif., she was a healer and substance abuse counselor, artist, singer and member of Sundance Community and Native American Church. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by sons, Eagle Tobin and Sage Lutman of Waipio Valley. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael Hideo Umeno, 71, of Kona died June 27 in Holualoa. Born on Oahu, he was owner of Umeno Auto Repair, a former employee at Kona Village Resort, and U.S. Air Force Vietnam War veteran. Private services held. Survived by wife, Judy Umeno of Kona; son, David (Koua) Umeno of Okinawa, Japan; brother, Glenn (Shirlie) Umeno of Oahu; sister, Janis (Dennis) Hoe of Oahu; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.