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Obituaries for Sunday, August 21, 2022

Lewis ‘Lew’ Andrade

Lewis “Lew” Andrade passed away peacefully at home on July 5, 2022, at the age of 85. Lew was born on June 14, 1937, in Pä’ahau, Hawaii and retired as a Tax Return Examiner for the Kaua’i State Tax Office.

Lew was preceded in death by his parents Manuel Andrade and Florence Alfonso, sisters Eunice Andrade (1), Valerie Pua and Eunice Andrade (2) and his beloved wife Beatrice Moniz Andrade.

Lew is survived by his daughters Rosemary “Rosie” (Dayle) Andrade Orr and Stephanie Andrade, grandchildren Rosanna (Dave) Vail, Britney (Paul) Taniguchi and Aurielle (Jonathan) Sambueno, great-grandchildren Kairo Sambueno, Kaya Sambueno, Kahalaomäpuana Taniguchi and Kolton Taniguchi, sisters Joan Dias Souza and Jessie “Doreen” Anderson, brothers Rio Dotario, Donald (Masako) Dotario, Stanley Dotario, Ronnie (Carol) Dotario and Dennis Andrade, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held.

Homelani Memorial Park and Crematory assisted the family.

Adam Huskey

Adam Huskey passed away on July 25, 2022, in Clearlake, California, at the age of 32.

He is survived by mother Leslie Ferrell, and brothers Keith (Jeanne) Grebner and Earl (Kira) Huskey. He lives on in the hearts of his niece Mackenzie Grebner and his nephews Nathan Grebner and Jax Furugen-Huskey.

In the business of entertaining people with his unique sense of humor and gentle heart, he had countless friends and will be missed by many.

Eleanor Maria Pontes

Eleanor Maria Pontes passed away on Aug. 7, 2022, in Kalaheo, at the age of 84. She was born on Nov. 8, 1937, in Lihu‘e. She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by husband Louis Pontes Jr., son Roy Pontes, parents David Koerte Sr. and Concepcion Medina, brother David Koerte Jr., sister Janet Koerte and son-in-law John Silva Sr.

She is survived by son Louis (Michi) Pontes III of Kalaheo, daughters Diana Silva of Lawa‘i, Linda (Kevin) Kelekoma of Kalaheo, Brenda (John) Gebauer of Lihu‘e, Sharlene (Paul) Barba of Kekaha, Lisa Pontes of Koloa and Karen (Kimo) Akita of Kalaheo, 23 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and sister Rose Castillo of El Paso, Texas.

A service is Aug. 27, at St. Raphael Church in Koloa, with viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Kenneth Keith Cox

Kenneth Keith Cox, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, returned to his heavenly home on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. He passed peacefully in his Kaua‘i home following declining health associated with age. Kenneth, who went by Kenny, was born May 31, 1940 in Saint George, Utah, to Kenneth LaVon Cox and Anna Ida Farrer Cox. He married Glenna Lou Jorgensen Bryson on Feb. 26, 1963, in the Manti LDS Temple.

Kenny and Glenna had seven children together and raised their family in northern and then later in southern Utah. They were together in this life for 39 happy years until Glenna’s death in 2002. Thereafter, Kenny met Jan Burton Sorenson, and married her on Sept. 27, 2003, in the St. George LDS Temple, settling together in Kaua‘i.

Kenny was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He lived a life full of service and left behind an example of how to love and care for others. He served in many callings in the church, including Scouting, ward clerk, counselor in his local bishopric, and years as a faithful home teacher. He sang in his church choir for most of his life, and often sang solos and duets for church events. As a youth, he served a two-year mission for the LDS church in Southern California. He and his wife, Jan, later served for five years as missionaries with the LDS Addiction Recovery Program in Hawai‘i. Kenny had a Christlike heart and touched many lives through his unconditional love and service.

Kenny was very talented and possessed many skills which he was able to use throughout life to support his family and help and bless many lives. In high school he ran track. He was an auto mechanic, a woodworker, a welder and a plumber. He was also a communications expert in the Army National Guard, serving at Camp Williams, Utah, and Fort Ord, California, having reached the rank of sergeant. Kenny was a serial entrepreneur. He began working as a furniture builder and soon thereafter opened and operated his own custom furniture store in Salt Lake City called Designer’s Den. After he moved his family to southern Utah to be closer to his roots, he founded his own wood-burning-stove business: Sherwood Stoves, where he designed, built and installed wood-burning stoves throughout the tri-state area. One of his proudest accomplishments was obtaining a US patent for a “wood and coal burning heating unit” (Patent No. 4,328,784) in 1982. He later sold his stove business and started Alpine Water Systems, selling and installing water softeners.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Jan Cox of Kaua‘i, and his children David Troy Cox of St. Louis, Missouri, Daniel Todd (Heather) Cox of Las Vegas, Michael Trent (Mary) Cox of Belleville, Illinois, Julianna Elizabeth Cox of Flagstaff, Arizona, Amanda Ruth (Joel) Mortensen of Payson, Utah; Melissa Jean (Greg) Kleinman of Toquerville, Utah; and Benjamin Tyler (Laura) Cox of Panquitch, Utah, 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, siblings Donna (Blaine) Hiatt, Genevieve (Keros) Brown, Ernest Cox, Hilda (Bruce) Empey, Leonard (Sandra) Cox and LaMonte (Tina) Cox; sister-in-law Jeannie (Tony) Jones, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first love and wife, Glenna Lou Cox, his parents Kenneth LaVon Cox and Anna Ida Farrer Cox, grandson Kevin Feather and brother Arthur Bruce Cox.

The family would like to thank his wife Jan, who lovingly cared for Kenny in his later years and never left his side. They also thank Kaua‘i Hospice care and the many friends who helped make it possible for Jan to be able to care for him at home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Toquerville LDS Chapel, 63 N. Toquer Blvd., Toquerville, Utah. Interment will be in the Hurricane City Cemetery.

Amanda Michelle Skelton

Amanda Skelton, 44, of Kalaheo, passed away Aug. 9, 2022, from an apparent heart attack while traveling. She was born Aug. 30, 1977, in Dallas, Texas, to Bill and Maria Skelton.

She was preceded in death by her mother Maria.

She is survived by partner Brian Gillen of Rumson, New Jersey, father Bill Skelton of Lihu‘e, brother Edward Skelton (Lisa) of Flower Mound, Texas and sister Cynthia Skelton (David Cooper) of Dunedin, Florida.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Koloa Union Church at 3 p.m. followed by a pot luck reception at Poipu Beach park. Masks will be required at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Napali Coast Ohana ( or the Kaua‘i Native Plant Society (

James Ventura

James Ventura was taken to heaven on angels wings on Aug. 11, 2022, at the age of 88. He was born on Feb. 2, 1934. While on earth he got drafted and served two years in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He worked for Lihu‘e Plantation Co., Ltd. operating their biggest dozer, a D9, until he retired in 1996.

He was preceded in death by parents Joaquin and Daisy Ventura, brother Joaquin Ventura, Jr. and sisters Lorraine Amaral and Patricia Kaui.

After 61 years of marriage, he leaves behind his wife Barbara Ventura, sons James J. Ventura, Jr., Daniel D. Ventura, daughter Peggy Sue Silva, grandsons Justin Dannog, Tyler Ventura, sister Lillian Rapozo, brother Damien (Sheila) Ventura, numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is Thursday, Aug. 25, at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Kapa‘a. Visitation is from 9 a.m. followed by Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Margaret Andrews Clark

Margaret Andrews Clark, 75, died July 17, 2022 in Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i.

A memorial service will be held on Margaret’s birthday, Thursday, Sept. 1, at 5 p.m. at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Please plan to arrive at 4:30 p.m. to be escorted into the gardens from the Kalaheo, Papalina Road access point. RSVP to or (575) 770-4228 for directions, and/or a Zoom link. The memorial will be immediately followed with a reception. Everyone is welcome to attend both.

Margaret was born Sept. 1, 1947, in Oakland, California, to Anne Beaudin Clark and Stephen Cutter Clark III. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School and earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from UC Santa Barbara. After earning her master’s degree in social work with a community mental health emphasis, Margaret worked as a social worker on the Hoopa Valley reservation and for a state-run mental health hospital.

She moved to Washington state next, where she lived in Seattle and on Bainbridge Island. She managed the organic produce department of a local market and was a strong advocate for organic agriculture through her work with the Washington State Organic Program and USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. This led to her serving on the first National Organic Standards Board, a Federal Advisory Board made up of 15 dedicated public volunteers from across the organic community. She was instrumental in developing the standards for organic certification for the entire country.

Margaret survived two bouts of breast cancer and was cleared of cancer following a stem cell transplant. During this period, she decided to apply for law school. She graduated from University of Washington School of Law with a Juris Doctor and LL.M in sustainable international development law and received a certificate in conservation biology policy.

After serving with Oregon Tilth as a farm inspector and legal affairs director, Margaret made a very conscious decision to move to Hawai‘i. She loved the climate, ocean and native plants of Hawai‘i. She worked at the local Border’s bookstore upon arrival and loved using her vast knowledge to assist customers. Margaret began to volunteer for the National Tropical Botanical Gardens of Kaua‘i. She was hired in 2005 as the garden’s Conservation Tech, and promoted to Seed Bank Manager in 2008. In this role, Margaret successfully raised funds to transform the seed conservation program. She was promoted to Science and Conservation Specialist in 2014, and was instrumental in finding funds to purchase the state-of-the-art equipment which attracted a world-class scientist to the role of Seed Manager to continue the program.

Margaret is preceded in death by her mother, father, and sister Katherine Moodey Spencer Hanberry.

She is survived by sister Elizabeth Clark Leone of San Anselmo, California, nephews Shaem Spencer of Hanover, Maryland, Nicholas Beaudin Leone of Greenbrae, California, niece Christina Leone Klein of Larkspur, California and her beloved cat Meester.

Margaret had a life-long passion for social justice, gender equity, the arts and humanities, and science. She had a brilliant intellect, compassionate heart, wry sense of humor, insatiable curiousity, and a very green thumb. In each of the communities where she lived, Margaret made deep and lasting friendships, gathering life-long friends everywhere she went. Donations in her memory may be made to the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Margaret is greatly loved and is greatly missed.

Genevieve ‘Aunty Genny’ Carmelita Moura

Genevieve “Aunty Genny” Carmelita Moura, 85, of Oma‘o, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, on May 17, 2022. She was born on Aug. 24, 1936, in Kaimuki, O‘ahu. She retired as an LPN.

She was preceded in death by her former husband Charles Howard Moura, daughter Cimmeron Louise Moura, parents Santos Domingo Troche, Lucy Ramos Troche and sister Lucy T. Metiz.

She is survived by children Rose Marie (Benjamin) Jimenez, Charles Moura, James Moura, Cimmeron Carmelita Jones, Howard (Gigi Quinn) Moura, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brother Domingo Santos Troche Jr., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Aug. 27, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation starts at 9 a.m., Mass is at 10 a.m. and burial to follow at Holy Cross Church. There will be a reception at Hanapepe pavilion by the tennis courts after the burial. Masks are required at Holy Cross Church.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rawlins Lake Wills

Rawlins Lake Wills, 72, of Kapa‘a, passed away in his home on Aug. 6, 2022. He was born on Sept. 13, 1949, in Kailua, Hawai‘i. He worked as a mailing equipment technician at Pitney Bowes.

He was preceded in death by wife Rhonda Wills, parents Charles and Alice Wills, brothers John (Kathleen) Cavaco, Charles (Debra) Wills Jr. and sister Barralyn Wills.

He is survived by children Rawlins Nahina Wills, Kathleen (Monico) Hernandez-Martinez, Robert John (Lulu) Wills, siblings Leota, Alberta, Darrell, Elizabeth, Marnette, Wayne, Louis, David, May, Melvin, Charles Albert, and Eric, grandchildren Robbie-Lee Wills-Perreira, Sierra Hernandez, Caleb Mcfadden, Kira (Joshua Keale-Ho) Wills, Sienna Hernandez-Martinez, Santana Hernandez-Martinez, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held in the future.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Frances Carvalho Rego

Frances Carvalho Rego, of Hanama‘ulu, passed away peacefully on Aug. 17, 2022, at Garden Island Healthcare at the age of 94. She was born on Jan. 4, 1928, in Hanama‘ulu.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Robert “Bobby” Rego, daughter Caroline Rego, parents Antone and Mary Carvalho, brother Lawrence Carvalho, nephew Eric Carvalho, son-in-law Stanywick Yadao and granddaughter (extended family) Helena Oyamot.

She is survived by daughter Marie Yadao, son Lawrence (Barbara) Rego, 15 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Rose Carvalho, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing at 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, leis are acceptable. The family requests casual attire and face masks recommended.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisting the Rego family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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