Sandra Mendonca Galas remembered as beautiful woman full of joy

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Lawrence and Toshi Mendonca remember their daughter, Sandy Galas, while listening to remarks before the Sandy G memorial set up outside the YWCA of Kauai in Lihue Tuesday during the We Remember Sandy event coordinated by classmates of Sandy G on the occasion of her 40th birthday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Lawrence Mendonca, father of Sandy G, right, helps youngsters light candles during the We Remember Sandy event Tuesday at the YWCA of Kauai in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Joanie Morita and Alma Umalla, organizers of the We Remember Sandy event, are joined by other friends and relatives including Aedyn Umalla, Kamryn Yates, Toni Jordyn Umalla and Colbie Cortez during the candle-lighting and moment of silence in remembrance Tuesday at the YWCA of Kauai in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kristah Morita joins the crowd of more than a hundred people in holding her candle up high in tribute and rememberance of Sandy Galas Tuesday evening during the We Remember Sandy ceremony marking her 40th birthday at the YWCA of Kauai.

LIHUE — May 15 would have been the 40th birthday for Sandra Galas.

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