Obituary for Saturday, January 24, 2015

• Nancy Kanahele

Nancy Kanahele

Nancy Mililani “Mama Mililani” Kaohelaulii Kanahele of Pukaiki, Niihau, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at home at the age of 78. Born on May 21, 1936 in Puuwai, Niihau, she was secretary for Hoomana Ia Iesu Iubile Church on Niihau and treasurer for Ka Hui Kula Sabati.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Kaipo Kanahele, Sr.; daughter, Ululani Kanahele.

She is survived by her sons, Kaipo (Caren) Kanahele, Jr., Kahu Enoka (Leiala) Kaohelaulii, Elia Kanahele, Nalani (Anuenue) Kanahele, and Keaupuniokalani “Sua” Kanahele; daughters, Pualei Kaohelaulii; Dr. Ipo (Keola) Wong, Hila (Steve) Tsuchiya, and Rachel Kaohelaulii; hanai children, Mokihana Niheu-Yong, Nalei Kanahele, and Kaleohoomana Kaohelaulii; 27 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, David Kawika Kaohelaulii and Hoaonalani Kaohelaulii; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 9AM. Services will begin at 11AM with burial to follow at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Lunch to follow after burial in Kekaha. Family suggests aloha attire and flowers are welcome.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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