Margaret Watanabe, 83, of Keaau died Dec. 10, 2012, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired nurses aid for St. Francis Hospital.
Friends may call at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. A service will also be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at Foster Village Oahu Veterans Center in Honolulu. Family requests no flowers or monetary gifts.
She is survived by sons, Craig (Brenda) Watanabe of Keaau, Gary Watanabe of Los Angeles; daughter, Carol Watanabe of Honolulu; sisters, Gladys (Charlie) Morisako and Barbara Shimabukuro, both of Oahu, Takino Murata of Washington; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.