Obituaries for Saturday, March 24, 2012

• Evelyn Laureta

Evelyn Laureta

Evelyn Reantillo Laureta of Lihu‘e died on Feb. 28, 2012, at Straub Medical Center in Honolulu at the age of 82, following a short illness. She was born on Dec. 13, 1929, in Jamaica, N.Y. She was a retired registered nurse and nursing instructor at Kaua‘i Community College and an active volunteer in numerous community organizations.

She is survived by her husband, retired state and federal judge Alfred Laureta of Lihu‘e; sons Michael (Liz) Laureta of Wailua, Gregory (Marian) Laureta of Powell River, Canada; daughters Pamela Laureta (Rodney) Mayer of Wailua and Lisa Laureta of Hanama‘ulu; grandchildren Ihilani and Maika’i Laureta, Makana, Kaluhea, Kokua, Konane and Hokuloa Laureta of Canada, Kilinoe (Clayton) Ventura, Kaena, Kanoa, Keani and Kali‘a Mayer; great-grandchildren Kawena, Kawehi and Kawailele Ventura; Keilani Laureta of Canada; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa‘a on Prince Kuhio Day, Monday, March 26. Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with Mass to follow at 10:45 a.m. The celebration will continue with lunch in the church’s Fellowship Hall after the service. Flowers to be omitted.

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