Posted On August 28th, 2011 -


Age 63, was a loving wife, sister, aunty, and friend. She was born on April 17, 1948 at Hilo Memorial Hospital and was born to eternal life on August 18, 2011. She was a dedicated and well respected warehouse manager at PBC Wholesale for over 25 years. She is survived by husband, Ben Verania, sisters, Rosemary Akamine, and Teri-Ann (Ron) Hemmingson, brothers Carey, Glenn (Bernice), and Craig (Fabiola) Akamine, and many nieces and nephews. She had the ability to bring everyone together with her bright smile, warm laughter, and caring spirit.

Those whose lives Karen touched are invited to attend her celebration of life on Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Shriner Beach Park Waimanalo visitation 10AM-3PM.

Casual attire. No flowers please.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran