Mary Amolato, 82, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 25 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Ookala, she was a cook for Sandy’s Drive Inn and baker for Standard Bakery. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, James Avanilla and Jaime (Kaliko) Fernandez of Kailua-Kona, Kapono (Wana) Benson of Captain Cook, Kalani Kapela of Hilo, Kenneth Rivera of Kona; daughters, Jeanette (Michael) Thomas of Washington and Tanya (John) Mattson of Mililani, Oahu; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Ruby Theresa Cabison, 80, of Hilo died July 26 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Poro Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she was a retired Wackenhut security guard at the Hilo International Airport and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Red Hat Society. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Mass 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Aloha attire; face masks and social distancing required. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, new section. Donations/monetary gifts to Glenn Cabison, P.O. Box 6979, Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by companion, Augustus “Gus” Camacho of Hilo; daughters, Desiree (Benjamin) Oili and Roxanne Curry of Hilo; hanai daughter, Valerie Afaga of Honolulu; sons, Derek (Laurie) Cabison of Waimea, Santos (Deirdre) Cabison Jr., Vic (Yvette) Cabison and Glenn (Roxy) Cabison of Hilo; brother, Cosmedien Quiocho Sr. of Hilo; sister in-law, Ellen Quiocho of Hilo; brother in-law, Donald Begay of Tacoma, Wash.; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jolinda Winona Carr, 73, of Ocean View died Aug. 9 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Kealakekua, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services at a later date. Survived by sons, Kawehi (Pua Ha‘ae) Wooten, C.J. Wooten and Chance Wooten of Ocean View; daughters, Noelani (Chris Kenyon) Wooten, Corey (Kalei Loy-Rivera) Wooten and Caitlynn Wooten of Ocean View, Kahealani (Keith) Taylor of Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Kalae Wheeler of Captain Cook, Moana (Jeff Mayo) Wooten of Kealakekua, Casey (Ethan Morgan) Wooten of Honomalino; sisters, Rebecca Pauole, Mary Donager and Florence Ah Sing of Kailua-Kona; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Cheryl Ann Smith, 62, of Keaau died Aug. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Utah, she was a special education teacher at Keaau High School. Private family services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by son, Daniel A. Smith; daughter, Diana H. Smith; brother, Michael Bartlett; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.