May 4, 2013
Nelson Keahonui “Chico” Keala, 55, of Waihee, Maui, a former employee at Nakamura Mortuary and Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by hanai daughters Kealohilani and Kahealani Kealoha; brothers Samuel Jr., Eugene and Dale Keala, Samson Vinuya, and Stephen Cramer; sisters Beatrice Palafox, Rosemary Calvan, Lehua Lapenia and Stephanie Legsay; stepbrother Charles Cramer; stepsisters Shanamie Morondos, Lauliuma Vargas, Charlene Melendez, Samantha Kenolio and Cheyenne Cramer; hanai brother Duane Riveira; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.