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Celebrations: Weddings and Anniversaries

For Sunday, December 29, 2013

LAST UPDATED: 11:13 a.m. HST, Feb 12, 2014

Rowena Walker and Gene Kanaha Jr.

Rowena Hokunani Walker and Gene Palaile Kanaha Jr. were married Nov. 29 at Chapel of the Fountain at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. David Gillentine. The only guest was their 1-year-old daughter, Kaiwinani.

The bride is the daughter of Joyce Emma Akana of Kohala, Hawaii, and is a massage therapist.

The groom is the son of Gene and Oriette L. Kanaha of Waimanalo and is a truck driver.

The couple resides in Waimanalo.


The Star-Advertiser’s Sunday “Celebrations” page recognizes the newly wed and those whose marriages have stood the test of time.


Couples married in the past six months may submit a free wedding announcement. Forms are available at the Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser at Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, and online at

Submit a completed form along with a photocopy, PDF file or digital photo of your official marriage certificate (a clear smartphone photo is acceptable). Wedding photos are optional and will not be returned.

Email features@star­ or call Nancy Arcayna at 529-4808.


Couples celebrating 25th, 50th or 75th wedding anniversaries are invited to share their news in a free announcement as well. We welcome both a current photograph of the couple and a wedding photo. Photos are optional and will not be returned.

Forms are available at the address and website above. Email citydesk@star­ or call 529-4747.

Custom wedding or anniversary notices

For a paid customized notice, call 529-4700 or email

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