Obituaries for Saturday, December 30, 2006

• Palenapa Kaohelaulii Sr.


Palenapa Kaohelaulii Sr.

Palenapa Moses Hanaike Kaohelaulii Sr. of Makaweli died Dec. 26, 2006, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 86. Born Dec. 28, 1919, in Pu‘uwai, Ni‘ihau, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for Gay & Robinson Plantation.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Taniguchi Kaohelaulii; four sons, Rusty Kaohelaulii of Makaweli, Dexter (Angela) Kaohelaulii of Hanapepe, Casey (Marit McHugh) Kaohelaulii of Wailua and Palenapa (Rileene Waalani) Kaohelaulii Jr.; hanai son Andrew Opululani (Elea) Kahokuloa; daughters Valerie (Louis) Matias of Makaweli and Sherry (Jason) Matias of Lawa‘i; hanai daughter Sweetzie Wright-Momon; sisters Wenuke Lei (Gilbert) Pahulehua of Ni‘ihau and Janet Winona (Earl) Teters of O‘ahu; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m.to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, where services wilal be celebrated at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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