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Obituaries for Friday, December 15, 2023

Michael Wayne Kiyabu

Michael Wayne Kiyabu, 76, passed away on Nov. 29, 2023, in Kapa‘a. He was born on May 9, 1947, in Hawai‘i. He was in the U.S. Navy and a retired Kaua‘i Police Officer.

He was preceded in death by mother Hatsuko Kiyabu, aunts Rita S. Kiyabu and Theresa Braun.

He is survived by wife Lori R. Kiyabu, son Michael K.G. Kiyabu (Michael Haritos), daughters Lori G.K. (Glen) Balisacan, Kristy Sasachika (Chance Kinney), stepdaughter Liana (Randall) Koerte, sister Teri Kaluahine, brothers Larry Fernandez, Eddie Fernandez, grandchildren Norven Balisacan, Kingston Kinney, Roman Kinney, Royal Kinney, Kannon Kinney, beloved pets Orion, Kitty, Tang, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at later date.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Anastacion (Ana) Agpaoa

Anastacion (Ana) Agpaoa, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Nov. 13, 2023, at home at the age of 97. She was born on April 3, 1926, in Lawa‘i, Kaua‘i. She was a housekeeper at Kaua‘i Surf and a kupuna at King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by husband Urbano Agpaoa, daughter Adoracion Raquel, parents Flabiano Galot and Maria Galot.

She is survived by sons Norie Raquel (Stephanie) of Kaua‘i, Jerry Raquel (Mi) of Kaua‘i, Pacifico Raquel (Miyong) of Nevada, Enrique Raquel (Dorothy) of California, daughters Evangeline Budrewicz (Hanz) of California, Marilyn Char (Russell) of Kaua‘i, Josie Carroll of Kaua‘i, Remy Rea of Kaua‘i, 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.

A service will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, at the Garden Island Mortuary. Visitation is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a celebration of life. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rosita Borje Molina

Rosita Borje Molina passed away on Dec. 11, 2023, at Wilcox Medical Center at the age of 84. She was born on Feb. 13, 1939, in Banaoanu Santa Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She was a retired housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by husband Jose Marino Molina, parents Efpanio and Adelaida Borje, brother Demetrio Borje, Aresenio Borje, Jovito Borje and sister Felina Borje.

She is survived by sons Jose Emanuel Molina (Remelyn Sante) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael Borje Molina of Honolulu, daughters Maria Adelina Molina Britanico (Ronald) of Manila, Philippines, Mary Rose Molina Asunio of ‘Ele‘ele, Marissa Borje Molina of Koloa, grandchildren Rona Leine Britanico Umali (Jules), Ron Janmar Britanico (Paula Bianca Solidio), Kirby Jonald Molina Britanico, Justin Ryan Borje Molina, Raina Abigail Borje Molina, Nathaniel Kyle Molina Asunio, Kyla Chanelle Molina Asunio, Kiana Marie Molina Soliven, Tiara Soliven Thain (Kamuela), Joselyn Grace Sante Molina, Joshua Sevrino Sante Molina, great-grandchildren Lillyana Dawn Agustiro-Molina, Theodore Pio Britanico Umali, Tobias Gerron Britanico Umali, Akela Soliven-Bostick and Elon Mathian Solidio Britanico.

A service is Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, at New St. Raphael Catholic Church in Koloa. Visitation is from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass at 10:30 a.m. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family the family with arrangements.

Beatrice Mary Leilani Shimizu ‘Sweetheart’

Beatrice Mary Leilani Shimizu “Sweetheart” Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and devoted friend to all whose lives she touched has passed away. It is with a heavy heart that we announce her passing.

On Dec. 4, 2023, Bea, 72, of Hanapepe Heights, died at Wilcox Medical Hospital. She was born on Dec. 2, 1951, in Waimea.

She was preceded in death by her husband Allen Shimizu and daughter Kuuipo Shimizu, her parents Beatrice and Manuel Santos Sr, and survived by her sons Matthew and Corey, grandchildren Brent, Jaden, Jezzie and Taysia and 10 sisters and brothers (Bea the eldest of 11) as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was employed by Aloha Spirits as day Manager and Immaculate Cleaning as a housekeeper.

Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, at West Kauai Hongwanji Mission, Hanapepe Temple. Visitation will begin from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and services will follow from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by Reverend Tomo Hojo. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in Hanapepe at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Annie F. Okubo

Annie F. Okubo, 94, passed away on Dec. 2, 2023. She was born in Kipu on Aug. 28, 1929, and was the owner of Annie’s Beauty Shop in Lihu‘e.

She was preceded in passing by her husband Suemi Okubo, parents Ryoji and Sakayo Kodama, brother Hajime Kodama, and sister Katherine Takaki.

Annie is survived by her children Darrelyn (Stanley) Tanji, Eric Okubo, Joyce (Dale) Johns, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, sisters Jane Nakamura, Flora Oshima, and Ethel Tachikawa.

Private services will be held at a later date. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts).

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Hope Francine Terwilliger

Hope Francine Terwilliger left us way too soon on Oct. 30, 2023. Hope will be missed by all who loved her and knew her.

Hope was born in Medford, Oregon, on April 19, 1985. She moved to Kaua‘i in 2001 with her mother and sister. There are many things for which Hope was known, but all who knew her would agree that she was best known for her infectious smile and sense of adventure. She loved hiking the many trails of the island almost as much as she enjoyed watching the sunset, climbing trees, spotting turtles, building rock cairns, caring for plants and flowers (she inherited her green thumb from her mother), and creating beautiful art. But more than anything else, Hope loved her two children James and Lily; they were her everything.

Hope is survived by her children James and Lilly, sister Rose Ogihara (Derek) and aunts Darcie Peterson (Eldon) and Patti Brooks (Ellis).

She was preceded in death by her mother Marji and father Doug.
Source: The Garden Island

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