Laurita Casuga Arreola joined the Lord on December 10, 2011 surrounded by her family
in Seattle, Washington. She was born on February 29th, 1936 in Waimanalo, grew up in
Kahuku and later raised her family in Whitmore Village. She was employed at Dole Plantation-Whitmore for over 30 years. She started as a pineapple picker (hubba-hubba
gang), “hemo slips”, irrigation supervisor, packing shed supervisor and her final position was the “nighttime big boss”. After retiring in 1991, the family moved to Washington State. She was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows in Wahiawa and St. Anthony’s in Renton, Wa. She will remain in our memory as a loving mother and grandmother who always emphasized the values of hard work, education, “save money!” and above all; the importance of God and Family. Her boisterous laugh and contagious smile will always be remembered. Our mother’s memory is carried on by her children Michael, Edward (Christina), Elizabeth (Ken), Diane (John), Jonathan (Marisa), and twins Johanne (Derrick) and John Jr. (Joanne). Step children Demetrio Arreola (Ancing), Felicitas Unico (Jose), Elisia Viloria; siblings Phyllis (John Capanas), Emilia Valdez, Rosita Vidmar, Johnny Casuga, Armenio Casuga; 29 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, many nieces & nephews, numerous cousins and countless friends. She is preceded by her husband, John Etrata Arreola Sr., parents Timoteo and Petra (Rivera) Casuga, Uncles Nicholas Rivera and Mamerto Martinez, brothers Jose Casuga and Emilio Guerrero, and sister Carmen Soriano. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (January 21) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Prayer Service at 10:00 a.m. A Celebration of Life reception to follow. Aloha/casual attire.