LOUISE REDA HORIO
Louise Reda Horio, was born August 14, 1943 with mother Chii Terashima & father Louis Reda in Waialua Oahu. At age of 4 she moved to Wahiawa with her new father Alfonso Del Rosario, and at her mother’s request kept her father’s name. The family moved to Halawa (stadium area) where she and her sister (Eleanor Rosario) grew up.
Louise graduated from Radford H.S. in 1961 and started UH. Her teachers were delighted to have her go into the field of education. She met her husband James at UH. Upon graduating in 1965 she got married. She first taught at Halawa Elem. School then at Schofield (Halekula) where she made many close friendships. Later she moved to Waimalu Elem. In 1995, she started to lose her sight and attended Ho’opono (School for the blind) and made even more friends, being very active as an advocate for the blind and Handicapped she was invited to join “SILC”(Statewide Independent living council). When Louise passed away on July 26, 2012, she was the Chairman of SILC and she was a member of many committees to represent the Handicapped. Louise left this world having accomplished so much, she over came many difficult challenges throughout her life. Louise left her impression on the lives of many. Remember her with a smile on her face that literally lit up the whole room. She will leave many friends and family behind who loved and adored her.
She is Survived by Husband James, Daughter Rena, Son David, and 3 Grandchildren Brett, Toren and Dawn.
Funeral services and celebration of life, August 14. 5:30pm at Hosoi Mortuary with visitation at 4:30 p.m. Reception to Follow.