March 9, 2013
James Keheakamana‘ookaleookalani Beckley, 74, of Hilo, an American Hawaii Cruises teacher and story teller, and Abigail Kekaulike Kawananakoa Foundation resource for hula, Hawaiian language and kupuna programs, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was also an Army National Guard veteran. He was born in Maunaala, the Royal Mausoleum, Nuuanu. He is survived by wife Theresa K., five stepchildren, brother Francis Ohelo and 24 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Services: 11:30 a.m. Additional visitations: 6 p.m. April 1 and 9 a.m. April 2 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. April 1 and 10:30 a.m. April 2 at the mortuary. Burial at noon April 2 at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.