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Burchell James ALCOVER

- - November 18th, 2004

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Burchell James Alcover
Nov. 18, 2004

Burchell James Alcover, 53, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Pearl City, a United Airlines employee, died in Colorado. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kandie; children Brandie and Burt J. Alcover, Darius Alcover-Monte Falcon, Chantelle Mitchell, Kristie Reed and Sydney Higa; father James; brother Derwin; sister Jamie Naauao; and nine grand- children. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and noon Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. Monday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Mr. James Alegre

- - October 16th, 2005

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By Bob Hogue
Wednesday - November 30, 2005
 
 
It doesn’t get the attention of the Iolani Classic. You probably won’t see any Blue Star High School All-Americans playing in it. Sometimes its highlights don’t even make the local TV sportscasts.
 
But to Hawaii, the James Alegre Invitational Basketball Tournament at Radford High School is a very important part of the annual high school hoops pre-season calendar.
 
Call it the Quiet Tournament. Just like its namesake.
 
I knew him as “Jimmy,” a man small in stature, but gigantic in heart. The students at Radford knew his as “Mr. Alegre,” but his players just called him “Coach.”
 
Every time I saw him, whether it was during the regular season or the post-season, he greeted me with a smile. That was his nature. His warm smile said everything you needed to know about the man.
 
“He had this gentle kindness about him,” says Radford’s current head basketball coach Kai Enos.
 
“He wasn’t the type of guy to fire out at the boys. He had this special ability to communicate with them.”
 
James Alegre passed away in October of cancer. But his name and his reputation for excellence live on. Radford names its gymnasium after the quiet coach who led his team to more than 600 victories and four state championships. And after he retired from the basketball sidelines to become his beloved school’s athletic director, they named this tournament after him.
 
“I’m just pleased that we were able to honor him before he died,” says Enos.
 
This year’s Alegre Invitational is the seventh-annual tourney. It features many of the top teams that the legendary coach faced numerous times, including some that will battle for this year’s state title. The field reads like a Who’s Who of the top programs in Hawaii - Iolani, Punahou, Kahuku, Kamehameha, Leilehua, Moanalua, Radford, and Alegre’s alma mater, Honokaa of the Big Island.
 
“This is one of the premier tournaments in the state,” Enos says. “Iolani is always here, Kamehameha is always here. We’ve had some great games.”
 
The tournament is scheduled to begin Thursday, Dec. 8, and runs for three straight days, concluding with the championship games on Saturday. All contests are slated to be played in Radford’s James Alegre Gymnasium.
 
It’s a fitting tribute to a man who brought so much joy to the basketball fans of Hawaii.

“I don’t know anybody who can duplicate what he did,” Enos says. “He admired (legendary UCLA head coach) John Wooden and he used Wooden’s philosophy of the Pyramid of Success.
 
He instilled those values in his players and he did the same with me. I know that philosophy has always helped me try to do the right thing.”
 
Doing the right thing was another one of Coach Alegre’s mantras. Whether it was on the court or in the classroom or out in the community, the veteran coach always wanted his players to do what was right. Coach Enos has carried on that tradition.
 
Enos is a former Kaimuki High School basketball player who went on to get his first varsity coaching position at Waianae High School. Although he only got to match up with Alegre on the court for one season, he recalls the experience very clearly.
 
“I remember he had a young team and we barely won,” Enos says. “He talked with me after the game and told me ‘keep the boys together.’ That was so important to hear. Nowadays, you don’t realize how hard a job that is to keep the team together. But Jimmy did a great job at that. He knew it wasn’t about who scores the most points or who got his name mentioned in the paper, but what was best for the team.”
 
In honor of the great coach, his wife Marsha, along with the help of the coaching staff at Radford, have established the James Alegre Scholarship Foundation for young athletes. Donations to honor this worthy cause may be made to: Radford High School c/o Principal Robert Stevens 4361 Salt Lake Blvd. Honolulu 96818.

The legacy of James Alegre lives on.

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James Shigeo Alegre
Oct. 16, 2005

James Shigeo Alegre, 68, of
Honolulu, a retired Radford High School basketball coach and athletic director, died. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marsha, daughter Alissa, parents Florencio and Mikiyo, and sisters Florence McPeek and Doris Teller. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. Call after 4:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to James Alegre Scholarship Fund at Radford High School.

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Ethel AMENT (HARRISON)

December 23rd, 1951 - December 18th, 1978

I AM LESLIE AMENT, I AM SUBMITTING THIS FOR MY SISTER ETHEL AMENT, WHO PASSED AWAY AT AGE 26YEARS OLD, IN 1978 OF MULTIPLE SCULROSIS. SHE PASSED AWAY HERE IN CHAS.,S.C. SHE LEFT 2 YOUNG BOYS WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY. ANY OF HER CLASS  MATES WHO GRADUATED IN 1970 WITH ETHEL ARE WELCOMED TO E-MAIL ME AT : leslie264958@yahoo.com  Bless you all. Leslie

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William ASBELL

December 17th, 1952 - April 15th, 2016

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ASBELL
DECEMBER 17, 1952 - APRIL 15, 2016

 
William Vernon Asbell was born December 17th 1952 and passed away Friday, April 15th 2016 at the age of 63 after a long and arduous battle with Esophageal Cancer.

William is survived by his wife Ellen Asbell, son Jason Asbell, daughter Kimberly Asbell, and brother Kenneth Asbell, along with many loving nieces, nephews and close relatives.

William was born in Spokane, Washington to Rita Holzbauer and William Rudolph Asbell on December 17th 1952.

William's father was a Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Because of this, they moved throughout the United States, Japan and Guam, finally settling on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. William attended school from 9th grade through college on the island. He was a Radford High School graduate, class of 1970.

William aka (Bill) or (Vernie) was dearly loved and admired by many. Those that knew him well understood that he was a man of many talents like no other.

Intellectually curious, humble, voracious reader, astronomer, amazing builder, decent cook, loyal friend and most importantly, a loving generous husband, father, brother and devout Christian.

There is a deep void in our lives and the silence is deafening at this time. We will all cherish the joyful memories of William as we move forward in our daily lives. The world has lost a true gentleman and a scholar.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts - family, friends, Evergreen Hospice, Overlake Hospital Oncology and UW Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation in William's honor to www.cancerresearch.org

There will be no formal service. We will have a private gathering of friends and family members going forward to celebrate William's life.

Rest in Peace

 

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From Mitch Gould on August 24th, 2016
Sad news.  Vernon was my good friend in High School and visited me while I attended college in Oklahoma.  While we went our separate ways I always had fond memories of our times together.  His dogs always made me laugh when visiting.  He was always kind hearted and had a gentle spirit.  Once while we were at a waterfall near Honolulu a boulder fell off the cliff and landed about 30 feet from him!  We got out of there in a hurry and it took us 2 weeks to get the courage to return.  Bees had carved the boulder from the side of the cliff. 
 

Orlando Auld

November 13th, 1952 - August 29th, 2017

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Tony BANKS

1952 - 2009

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From Pam Montgomery on October 10th, 2011
Tony was a sweet gentle soul to friends and just classmates alike. His smile made you want to melt and encouraged us to want to know him better.
 

Dave BERGER

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From Jeanette Pocan (Spillman) on August 15th, 2015
Dave was a wonderful person, and very funny.  He taught me to drive, and stick shift at that,  in his little car, blaring the radio. .  I am sad that he is not with us!
 

Jerry BOSER

- - 1983

Our friend and classmate left us in August, ’83 in Maui.  He was the owner of the Hobie stores on Maui and on the island of Hawaii. Jerry graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BS degree in 1975.

 
From Wayne Braden on May 24th, 2010
Jerry has always been one of the main new friends i met on first moving to Hawaii in 1969.  I've thought of him maybe a thousand times since 69 and now to hear he is gone before us.  I love him.

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From Wayne Braden on May 24th, 2010
Jerry has always been one of the main new friends i met on first moving to Hawaii in 1969.  I've thought of him maybe a thousand times since 69 and now to hear he is gone before us.  I love him.
 
From Robert Jay on June 20th, 2012
I knew Jerry since the eighth grade.  He was one of my best and closest friends. Miss you my brother!
 
From C M on September 10th, 2016
Jerry was a most wonderful and loving friend. A mentor to all who knew him, he was the hub of a familial wheel that spun into the far reaches of space! He loved life; was the epitome of life! He celebrated good food, wine and our Mother Ocean! I loved him dearly and always....he changed my life...
 

Willard Fred BREWER

1952 - 1995

Willard Fred Brewer passed away in 1995 of pulmonary hypertension.  He was a wonderful husband and successful provider. At the time of his death, he was a lieutenant at the Washington State Department of Corrections at McNeil Island.
 

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Carla BUCKINGHAM

December 6th, 1951 - April 12th, 1974

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From Jeff D. on August 1st, 2014
Carla and I met as freshmen at the University of Colorado in Boulder. We dated off and on from November, 1970 until she died. We were pretty serious for the first couple of years, but school, distance and the stupidity (mine) of youth interfered, though we did remain friends. She had a great family and I was privileged to be able to know them fairly well, though we didn't stay in contact for very long after. I was honored and grateful that they asked me to be a pallbearer for her.

Carla was beautiful, smart, and adventurous. I'm convinced that she would have had a bright, happy future if she'd had the chance. She really loved high school and talked about Radford (though I didn't remember the name) and Hawaii a lot. Those were really great and memorable years for her.

I haven't thought about Carla for a long time. For some reason, she came to my mind a week or so ago. It made me miss her all over again, but I do cherish my memories of her.
 
So, just out of curiosity I "googled" her name and found your reunion website. When I saw that she was on your "lost and found" page and not on the Memorial page, I wanted to honor her by seeing if you would add her to the Memorial page. I hope it will bring back memories of her to the friends she had.

Hawaii is one of my favorite places to visit. I understand why Carla loved it so much.
 
Mahalo and Aloha!
Jeff
 

Scott Randall CHATTERLEY

December 29th, 1952 - February 2nd, 2010

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Scott Randall Chatterley of Wailua died Feb. 2, 2010, at his home at age 57. Born on Dec. 29, 1952, in Boston, Mass., he was the owner of Construction Supply of Hawai‘i. He was preceded in death by his parents Archie and Marj Chatterley. He is survived by his wife Malia Chatterley of Kaua‘i; sons Jason Chatterley of California, Ryan Chatterley of O‘ahu and Kalani (Mary) Duhaylongsod of Kaua‘i; sisters Carol (Richard) Sears of O‘ahu and Susan (Roger) Greer of Arizona; and one grandchild. Memorial service at 4 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Kalapaki Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary. Contact Malia at 346-8061 for more information.

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Mrs. Sylvia CHUNG

- - March 28th, 2010

 
From:   Tim Castle
Comment:   Mrs. Chung epitomized the Ram Spirit and it was a great honor to know her.  Sylvia rests at Punchbowl - on a hill - surely she is still checking folks in.  Warmest Aloha.   

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Sylvia Wai Fong Chung, 75, of Aiea, died March 28, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A retired Radford High School registrar. Survived by husband, Lawrence; son, Thomas; daughter, Diane Yuen; three grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

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From Tim Castle on September 2nd, 2010
Mrs. Chung epitomized the Ram Spirit and it was a great honor to know her.  Sylvia rests at Punchbowl - on a hill - surely she is still checking folks in.  Warmest Aloha.   
 
From Jneva Nakama on September 6th, 2010
I saw Mrs. Chung a little while back at my jobsite when she broke the news to me about her cancer.  That broke my heart.  I gave her a great big hug along with the assurance that she would beat it  .She left a legacy behind. She will always be missed at our get togethers and will always be in our hearts.
 
From Christy Rothwell on October 19th, 2010
When I first arrived in the islands and at Radford, not all my classes could be matched up. Mrs. Chung made a spot for me in the Registrar's office and made me feel truly welcome. I remember seeing her at the 25th reunion. Her loss really leaves a hole in  my heart when I think about everything at Radford.
 

Alberta "Nalani" CORDEIRO

January 11th, 1951 - November 22nd, 1969

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Alberta “Nalani" Cordeiro was born on January 11, 1951. She died on November 22, 1969 at age 18. She is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section V; Site 479 in Honolulu, HI.

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Kenneth "Kenny" ESPERAS

October 26th, 1951 - July 12th, 2016

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Kenneth Amado "Kenny" ESPERAS
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Kenny Esperas age 64, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Spokane, WA unexpectedly from complications during his recovery from hip replace- ment surgery.

Ken was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Salvador and Nina Esperas, then relocated to Spokane, WA to raise his family. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Darlene; sons Owen and Chan; daughter Leanne; daughter-in-law Barb; grandchildren Ryan and Maile; brothers: John, Clifford, Sydney and sister Corinne. Ken is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Hershel and Donald, sister Sana and other beloved family members. 

Ken worked at Fasteners Inc. for 19 years and held multiple positions within shipping and receiving. He retired from the City of Spokane after 17 years in parking enforcement. He had many passions that included: his love of God, spending time with his family, playing music, football, volleyball, camping, taking long walks on the beach, cooking and making jewelry, but most of all he had a passion for people and spreading the aloha spirit. He had something very special about him that gave him the ability to connect with people; he cared about them, he invested in them, he rejoiced in their successes, he encouraged them to take risks, and was there to protect them. Most notable, Ken had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. A cherished friend said it best, "Ken Esperas was the walking, living example, the personification of "PONO" because he was ALL THINGS GOOD in everything he did."

We want to give a special Thank You to all his family, friends, medical staff and specialist who cared for him. Aloha!

A Memorial Service for the beloved Ken Esperas will be at St. Francis of Assisi at 1104 W. Heroy Ave., Spokane, WA 99205 on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM, with a reception to follow in the event hall for a late lunch and to visit, share memories, bring your instrument and play music, and dance hulas. Sympathy cards can be mailed to the Esperas Family at P.O. Box 3966, Spokane, WA 99220.


 

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Koli FAAOLI

- - 2005

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Lynn (Lindy) Marie FIEDELDEY

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From dennis geehan on July 23rd, 2011
I knew many boys and girls in high school... in 2 high schools, actually (Air Force brat).

I knew a few who matured to adulthood before graduation.

And some who would never grow up.

I am pleased and proud to call many of these my friends. At the time, my best friends.

But Lindy was the most comforting and peaceful soul I believe I ever met.
She was a 60's hippie chick who's father was a Navy Commander and was transferred to Cheyenne Mountain... the center of our nation's aerospace and defense capabilities. It's a mountain designed to withstand a direct nuclear strike.

Lindy, often -- beatiful long straight dark hair and round wide eyes -- had a natural defense.... she was at peace, always. She would lose hair at points in her life as radiation treatment for her Hodgkins disease ravaged her immune system with nearly as disastrous a result as the disease itself.

But she always had a smile and a gentle laughing giggle.

We became friends only a few months before she left Hawaii. But I quickly fell effortlessly in love with the sweetest, dearest soul I'd ever meet.

And even when I joined the Army and then when I asked for Vietnam, Lindy remained my close good friend. Her parents welcomed me to their home where I stayed when I'd visit. And through combat as war unsettled my mind, Lindy would -- in a few words in a letter or a visit when I was on leave -- Lindy would settle me with her peace.

My PTSD pulled me apart from everyone I knew or remembered before the war. And, too late, when I found help and wanted to call Lindy to tell her she'd likely helped me to retain what little spirit I had left after war, I found I had much less than I'd hoped. Her father, Joe, said that soon after 40, she turned to him one night and said, "Daddy, it's time." He would  take her to the hospital one last time.

And Lindy would join the older souls. And somehow the world seemed just a whole lot less peaceful when I heard the news.

That, Lindy would have said, was selfish. It's never a matter of having to let go of something you've never really had. From the moment I met Lindy Fiedeldey, she had that much less time to share with her. She always knew that. Not one of us who knew her ever did.

Her full embrace of the joys of friendship and love taught us all so much more about how to live than how to die. And the loss I felt in not reaching her spurred me on to renew friendships of the past and rekindle them not as dying embers, but as warming coals... ashes to ashes, no... just another journey for Lindy Fiedeldey's soul.

In absolute loving memory of the most selfless person
I have ever known -- Lynn Marie Fiedeldey
Dennis Geehan
 

Edward Forvilly

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Harry Doyle GAMBRELL

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From Terrie Gambrell McDaniel on January 28th, 2010
Harry was my first cousin and good friend.  He suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 40.  He is survived by his son, Joshua Gambrell, of Oak Ridge, TN.  He is sorely missed by his family.
Our fathers were identical twins who were stationed in the U.S. Air Force at Hickam AFB.  Following High School, Harry attended the University of Florida as a participant of the R.O.T.C. Program.  He graduated with a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering and then served his country in the USAF.   Harry was the brother of Chris Gambrell and also cousin of Don Gambrell who attended Radford High School from 1968 to 1970. 
 

Donald A. Gradle

- - August 17th, 2004

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DONALD ANTHONY GRADLE, 52, of San Leandro, Calif., died Aug. 17, 2004. Born in Honolulu. A long-haul trucker. Survived by parents, Donald and Christine Gradle; daughters, Kristy Gradle and Lani Mason; two grandsons; sisters, Sandra Ackerman, Amber Saniatan, Christine McAngus and Jo Marie Holt; brothers, Michael and Herbert. Ashes to be scattered at a later date.

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Rick HELLER

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From Simms Jr. Leroy on March 15th, 2010
Basketball and Rick was like to me Sly and the Family Stone, "I Want To Take You Higher." 

We lived next door to each other for a number of years on Hickam and we would sit out on the roof late at night, in our back yards, and the patio, our conversations were about the current challenges beyond our parents that we faced in school (Spanish Class, Pool Parties, Dating, Drinking, Friends & Athletics) as well as our personal futures that he and I would face after graduation, those many conversations are a continuous memorax two head tape machine that is inbedded in my heart, a bit older, it still runs, and the bottom line...was our love of being a Radford Ram.  

In loving memory always from one RamBabe to Another. 

 
From Harriet Chung on March 12th, 2013
I only knew Rick because of his athletic abilities and his mischievious smile.  I have an athletic pendant with chain that I found at a Holiday Inn I visited once.  I would like to return it to his family. It has his name on the back side. God bless you, Rick.  Aloha, Harriet Chung
 
From Lyrita Kimbrell Gochenouer on November 21st, 2013
I remember Rick's easy smile.  How strange that I should sit up suddenly tonite thinking of him, as if he were right here.  Unusual.  In searching the internet for something about him, I stumbled on to this site.  Such a blessing.  Thank you, Rick.
 

Robert Richard Hoffman

April 27th, 1952 - September 27th, 2017

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Robert Richard Hoffman, Jr.

Posted On October 3rd, 2017 - 
 
65, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in the Avalon Care Home on September 27, 2017. He was born in Oakland, California.

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From Chris Ehlers - Clothier on November 1st, 2017
Bobby was actually my calabash cousin!! His and my family travelled, or should I say followed each other, to many Air Force Bases since we were kids. All of us landing in Hawaii and many of us stayed!!!
Great memories of so many places, but Timberline Camp on Oahu definitely stands out!!!
I have tried to find Bobby for so many years and once thought I had through a FB search but as it turned out it was not him.  
I have also been looking for his sisters Rocky and Ronnie! If ANYONE knows how I can get in touch please please let me know!!!
I will miss Bobby...and so very sad that I was not able to reconnect before his passing. Hopefully, the girls and I can be in touch.
Imua Ikiaka (move forward with strength).
chris
 
 

Sandra Lorraine JANZEN

July 8th, 1952 - December 25th, 2011

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Janzen, Sandra Lorraine transitioned peacefully, surrounded by those who loved her deeply, on the 25th of December 2011 at her tranquil home in Phoenix, Arizona. Sandy was born on the 8th of July 1952 in Topeka, Kansas. Sandy is survived by her five cats; Shadow, Willy, Lilly, T-Rex and Louie as well as her father, Rodney Janzen, brother, Phillip Janzen, and sister, Tracy Force. Sandy was an attorney by profession and a highly accredited scholar. She was a devoted LDS member, teaching seminary for many years to the youth group and most recently was acting President of the Women's Relief Society. Sandy was also a loving and devoted soul to her family and friends. Sandy possessed qualities that taught people to think "outside of the box" and opened our eyes and hearts far beyond this earthly sector. She was dearly loved and will be truly missed by all who knew her. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in the LDS Ward located at 3601 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028. Donations to Grand Canyon Trust, Nature Conservancy, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Arizona Humane Society, or Hospice of the Valley would be appreciated.

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Lyrita KIMBRELL (GOCHENOUER)

February 26th, 1952 - July 15th, 2016

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Lyrita Ellen Gochenouer
February 26, 1952 - July 15, 2016

 
Lyrita Ellen Gochenouer, 64, of Marshall, MO, died Friday, July 15, 2016 at her home.

Private family inurnment will be held at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com

Born February 26, 1952 in Ft. Worth, TX, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. Kimbrell and Lyda Wright Kimbrell. She was a 1970 graduate of Radford High School in Honolulu, HI, and attended the University of Hawaii. On August 14, 1972 she married Steven Lee Gochenouer who preceded her in death on December 10, 2013. Lyrita worked as a safety and occupational health manager for the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. She had lived in Marshall since 2014 where she was a member of Marshall Bridge Club. Two of her favorite hobbies were genealogy and crafting.

Survivors include one son, Kyle Gochenouer and wife Lynn of Marshall; one daughter, Samantha Charbonier and husband Ernest of Marshall; six grandchildren: Aaren Charbonier, Selena Charbonier, Kaiden Charbonier, Connor Gastineau, Brooklyn Charbonier, and Alexis Gastineau; one brother, Mike Kimbrell of Marshall; one sister, Teriann Selby of Bakersfield, CA; as well as nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Kimbrell.

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From Robert Jay on September 2nd, 2016
I was extremely saddened by the passing of Lyrita. She was in my homeroom, and we had lockers next to each other. I would see, and talk to her every school day during our locker visits.  She always had a smile, and was one of the best people that I have ever met. She will be missed very much by her family, friends. Rest peacefully my dear friend.
 

Gerald LING

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Charmaine "Pua" MOKUAU (DETROYE)

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Charmaine M. “Pua" Detroye-Mokuau, 44, of Waianae, a city lifeguard at Makaha Beach, died Sunday June 8, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital.  Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Dale Detroye; mother Gertrude Apio; brothers William and Patrick Mokuau; and sister Kawai Smith. Memorial services: 9 a.m. Monday at Makaha Beach. Scattering of ashes to follow.
 

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Robert MORROW

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From Kathy Jewell on August 14th, 2011

What a talented, creative and wonderful human being.

 

Kareda RATCLIFF (HENNINGSEN)

- - June 27th, 2009

 
A beautiful message received from Mr. Manfred Henningsen on May 24, 2010:

Thanks for asking about Kareda. She died June 27th 2009 of a lung embolism, which was probably caused by her MS related condition. She had fallen in October 2008 and broken her hip and was very immobile when she came home from Rehab in early December. She didn’t like her condition and her dependence on me. Yet she never complained and showed remarkable resilience in accepting a condition that was getting worse. People admired her toughness and total lack of self pity. She was absolutely remarkable in that respect and insisted on inviting people over to dinner until May.

She had been diagnosed with MS at the end of December 1996 after a trip we made to Ireland and London and lived with the worsening symptoms for 13 years. Since 2002 she became wheelchair bound. Still, we managed to go on two island cruises in 2003 and 2005.

Her ashes were partly spread at Kaimana Beach in early July 2009 during a moving beach ceremony (a DVD exists of the ceremony, which you can get through her sister Gwen whose e-mail address you will find on the top of the page); most of her ashes are buried in the family grave in my hometown Flensburg where we spent many summers. I will visit the grave three weeks from today.
 
Thanks for the inquiry.
Much Aloha,
Manfred

P.S.  The picture with the Obamas was taken in August 2008 at a fundraiser at the Kahala Hotel. The Elegy was read by Kathryn Takara at the beach ceremony. The grave set-up was just finished after a very cold winter in Germany.

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From Dina Smith on May 29th, 2010
Image This is Kareda's Senior photo. We all remember Kareda and loved her because of her quick wit, honesty and humor.
 
From Dina Smith on May 29th, 2010
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ELEGY FOR KAREDA     6/09
From Kathryn Takara

Seasons and transplants
How many years ago?
We met one spring semester
I already knew part of your family
Shared night classes in Political Science
Understood cultural obstacles
Learned political philosophy
Observed racial sterotypes
Committed ourselves to causes and issues in the community
Waianae and Sister Anna,
The Black Cultural Center in downtown Honolulu.
You brought new perspectives,
To all those who met and knew you
New beginnings, courage and quiet joy.
How many years ago?
How many seasons ago?
We shared summer gatherings in Ka`a`awa
Formal and informal dinners
Diversity in books, poetry, conversation, cultures
MS coming down hard upon you
You sparked conscience, emotional responses
To socio economic and political disparities
No waiting for Autumn
How many seasons ago?
How many months ago?
We dined elegantly
At your beloved Manfred’s legendary table
Full of special guests, lively conversation, gourmet dishes,
Aperitifs, wines, cordials
All noticed his tender attentions to you,
His loyalty, his dedications to your care, a dream caregiver.
He took you on cruises and excursions
You, ever gracious, even as you weakened
Your new silence
Your spritely attention
Your ready smiles and chuckles
Your willingness to share.
What an unlikely, yet wonderful couple.
Were you already waiting to fall?
To transition to another realm of reality?
How many months ago?
How many full moons ago?
You met Michele and Barack
Dined with Nancie and Neil
Went to the symphony, the opera
With Peter and Ti
Witnessed the historical election of Obama!
And then,
You worsened in Winter,
Fell in spring,
Left us alone in early summer
How many days ago
To mourn your untimely departure.
To mourn your untimely departure.

 
From Star Belson on July 7th, 2010
I remember her vividly as always smiling, very funny and immensely intelligent.  She was proud of her individuality and knew her identity while the rest of us were still trying to find ours.  I admired her a lot.  Best wishes to her family. 
 
From Patrick Bieda on October 26th, 2010
I knew Kareda as a good friend and classmate while at Radford. I remained friends with her throughout her life. I was very sorry to hear of her passing. I received a detailed letter from Manfred, her husband,shortly after her death where he described in great detail the final days for Kareda. She remained strong throughout her illness and continued to be involved with her community politically. She still maintained that witty sense of humor and positive outlook on life.
I really miss Kareda, but I know now that she rests in peace without limitations placed on her here on Earth. She loved Radford and the friendships she maintained while a student.
 
From Peaches (Backus) Kavanaugh on January 30th, 2011
I am still stunned that Kareda is gone.  Gone, but definitely not forgotten.  She was maid of honor at my wedding in 1973, but we didn't have much contact after that.  I will always remember her good humor, her relentless focus, and graciousness.  Hers was a life that truly mattered. 
 
From Funke Thomas on August 30th, 2011
I had always meant to find Kareda who was my roomate very briefly at the University of Ibadan Nigeria in 1971 as I started Medical School. I now live in the UK, finally took the plunge  today only to learn of her passing away.
She was beautiful, caring and kind but tough and even then mature beyond her years. She featured in my life for just a few months but left an indelible mark. My condolences to her husband and the rest of her family. May they find solace in the knowledge that they knew and loved a wonderful woman. I much regret that I was unable to tell her what a deep and lasting impression she left on me but I am sure she knows and understands. May her soul rest in peace.
 
From Tanya Terry on February 8th, 2015
I just found this sight and saw the obituary.  Kareda was a wonderful person and, even though I haven't seen her in decades I will miss knowing that she's not around.  I remember when she cut her hair into an Afro and all of us were in shock.  We couldn't really understand because to us color meant nothing.  She was Kareda, our friend.  And she will always be in my heart and memories.
 

Melinda STEGALL

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From Jan Stockton-Miller on January 19th, 2010
Image Melinda passed away February 19, 2002. She was 50 years and 50 days old, a much loved teacher and mother. She left three handsome sons, three brothers, a sister, extended family and countless friends who still miss her so much! The photo is of her three sons, taken December 2009.
 
From Terrie Gambrell McDaniel on January 28th, 2010
We miss you so!!!!!!!  What a beautiful soul she was.
 
From Robin Stegall Patrick on November 6th, 2011
Melinda was my sister, my best friend, and the most wonderful, giving person you could ever know.  We were just 17 months apart, and grew up loving each other so much that we could not go a day without talking on the phone, even though I live in Alabama, and she lived in California.  She was a truly gifted teacher, and was dedicated to enriching others' lives.  We both had three sons, all the same ages!  This was never planned, but it was truly amazing that each time we conceived our children within a few weeks of each other.  She was a wonderful mother who loved her sons unconditionaly.  We had so much fun together, and  she helped me get through so many things.  I will never get over losing her.  There is a huge hole in my heart that won't be filled until we are together again.  
 
From Carter Stegall on September 21st, 2012
Image  Melinda and Robin.... wish I was there....
 

David SWEET

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From PAM MONTGOMERY on January 14th, 2010
David was a really cool guy.  He was in the band.  I met up with him at Ft. Sam Houston, TX in 1971 (I think)  We were both in the Army.  We weren't able to spend much time remembering RHS & friends as we both had places to be & things to do. I was being shipped out so were weren't able to meet up again.

I hope he was able to enjoy a good life with his family.
I will always remember David.
 
From kathy Talbott smith on August 10th, 2010
I visited with David the last reunion I went to in Las vegas. He was with his wife and seemed very happy with his life. he was a good man and will be missed
 

Dennis Francis TATE

April 3rd, 1951 - April 27th, 2015

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Dennis was born April 3, 1951 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The family came to Honolulu 31 Dec 1964.

“Dennis Francis Tate, Class of 1970, passed away 27 April 2015 at his home in Seattle WA, of an apparent heart attack or stroke. He will be missed.
From: Mike Tate, brother, Class of 1971”

 

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Mr. John VELASCO

 
From:   Tim Castle
Comment:    Whether it was "give me ten," or "take a lap," with Mr "V" 1) you always complied 2) you always did your best.

You taught us much and left us far too

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From Tim Castle on September 2nd, 2010
 Whether it was "give me ten," or "take a lap," with Mr "V" 1) you always complied 2) you always did your best.

You taught us much and left us far too early.
 
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From Korky Fritsch on April 17th, 2015
Image Mr. V taught me so much in my life, I have tried very hard to immulate the man I respected. Truly lost in life but will be rememberd for a lifetime.
 

Mrs. Barbara VELASCO

- - December 3rd, 2010

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

BARBARA J. VELASCO
 
Age 77, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 3, 2010 in Kaneohe. Born December 19, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Barbara was a director of student activities at Radford High School and donor liaison with the LDS Foundation and BYU Hawaii. She was also the first organizer of the Aloha State Games & member of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pearlridge.
 
She is survived by sons, Kevin (Jeri) Velasco, Ron (Anna) Velasco of Kauai; daughter, Kanani (Sylvester) Velasco Aloisio; brother, Clayton (Cheryl) Chun of UT; sister, Donna Mae Chun, Karen Cabana; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (December 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

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Juliane "Julie WALLACE (TAVARES)

- - May 24th, 2006

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Juliane "Julie" Tavares (Wallace), 54, of Aiea, a retired Longs Drug Waipahu Towne Center employee, passed away on May 24, 2006. She was born in Bremen, Germany. She is survived by husband Philip J., daughter Michelle U. Tavares-Yamada, son Mitchell J. and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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From harriet Chung on March 12th, 2013
I am so sorry to learn of Julie's passing and have very clear memories of her driving us off campus to extend our recesses. I was just thinking of her and telling my kids of our adventurous high school years. Julie, we'll reunite eventually, I'm sure. aloha, Harriet Chung