Obituaries for November 12

Nancy McMillan, 82, of Keaau died Nov. 3 at home. Born in Seattle, she was also a pastel chalk and sketch artist, lover of nature and all living things, especially horses, and witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor from Halawa Heights in Aiea, Oahu, while her father was stationed there. Survived by, sister, Janice Needham of Alaska; children, James (Kristine) McMillan-Chau of Oahu, Mary Laser of California, Anne (Amir) Guy of Colorado, Brian (Rhodora) McMillan of Guam and Benjamin (Sherie) McMillan of Hawaii island; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Matilda Rivera, 91, of Pahoa, died Oct. 15 at home. Born in Olaa, she was a homemaker, caregiver and member of Glad Tidings Church in Hilo and the former Kohala Puerto Rican Social Club. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 18) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Seating limited; masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Clyde Albez and Peter Albez of Pahoa; daughters, Rachel Ullerick and Helen Roer of Pahoa, Audrey (Michael) LaRue of Texas, Marsha (Chan) Pak of Pahoa; brother, Manuel Martines of Pahoa; sister, Jackie McKenzie of Honolulu; 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michelle Kuuipo Whitney, 60, of Hilo died Oct. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a kitchen helper for the former Hilo Lanes Diner. Graveside committal service 10 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 21) at Alae Cemetery. Masks and social distancing required. Survived by sisters, Rachelle Whitney and Stephanie Atiz; brother, Solomon Whitney; son, Brandon Whitney. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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