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Helen S. (Koga) Oyama

May 23, 1929 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 89)

Helen S. Koga Oyama, 89, of Lawai passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on October 4, 2018. She was born in Koloa, Kauai on May 23, 1929 and retired as a Secretary with the National Tropical Botanical Gardens.

Preceded in death by her husband, Nobuyoshi Oyama; parents, Komezo and Keyo Koga; brothers, Kazuyoshi Kawahara, Masaru (Mae) Koga and Tatsuo Koga; sisters, Kiyoko Shimokawa and Doris Uyeda.

Helen is survived by two children, Cheryl Oyama and Russell Oyama both of Lawai; 4 grandchildren, Darren (Cherene) Galas, Shaun Galas, Kristie Serizawa, Kodi (Jamie) Oyama; 7 great-grandchildren, Austin, Braden and Nevaeh Galas, Blake Hashimoto, Dylan Galas, Sadie and Sion Serizawa; sister, Yoshiko Okiura; brother, Henry (Ginger) Koga; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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