CHERLYN MAPUANA YUK LIN KUOHA LOGAN
July 14, 1944 – March 18, 2013 Cherlyn Mapuana Yuk Lin Kuoha Logan, 68, of Hauula, Hawaii, was a retired Vice President of Human Resources for the West Region and Hawaii Region for Hilton Hawaiian Village. She died on Monday, March 18, 2013 at a private care home in Aiea. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Kuoha, Jr. and Rose A.L. Takamori. She is survived by her step-father, Britton M. Takamori. Cherlyn is also survived by her husband Roland “Ahi” Logan, whom she met while performing in the Hawaiian show at the New York World’s Fair in 1965. She leaves behind her 5 sons, Carl Kalani Wilson (Kiele); Lance Maiola Logan (Cherie); Roland Maiola Logan (Miho); Byron Logan (Aline); and L.B. Nainoa Logan (Maeva). She has 14 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. She is also survived by 4 sisters and 3 brothers: Helen (Alfredo Torco); Leonora (Charles Barclay); Kehaulani (Lucio Amba); Haunani Bolliger (Phil, deceased); Samuel Alama Kuoha III (Dana); Linbert Kaleo Kuoha (Danielle); and Seth Kuoha (Joy). Cherlyn was a 1962 graduate of Farrington High School, where she was an ROTC Sponsor, and a beautiful Songleader. She also reigned as Princess for Aloha Week in 1959. While in school, she danced with the famous Kent Ghirard and performed at the Queen’s Surf Luau. She attended The Church College of Hawaii (now BYU Hawaii) from 1962-1964 and received a Bachelor’s Degree several years later. She worked for Greeters of Hawaii at the airport before leaving to perform with The Sterling Mossman’s Show in the Hawaiian Pavilion at the 1964-1965 World’s Fair in New York. While there, she was selected to be on the travelling group and performed at the El San Juan Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The show also traveled to Toronto, Canada and The Hawaiian Restaurant in San Jose, California, before returning to Hawaii. In 1965, she returned to the World’s Fair, where she met and married her husband Roland, who performed the Fire Walk. After the closing of the show, part of the group, including Roland, continued on the road to Puerto Rico. After the show, she and her husband remained in Puerto Rico for five years before returning home to Hawaii in 1970. Upon returning home, Cherlyn and her family settled in Laie. Cherlyn became a substitute for her sister Helen, for the Manpower Program which was a federal funded program under the University of Hawaii. Cherlyn was a fast learner, an excellent writer, and had an extraordinary sense of business and people. Cherlyn became The Skills Training Coordinator for the Manpower Program. This transition to the business world led to a distinguished career in Human Resources until her retirement from Hilton in 2007. After retiring, Cherlyn remained active in the visitor industry, continuing to serve as a Trustee for the Hotel Pension Trust Fund. She was also an active consultant until health challenges forced a full retirement in 2010. Her services will be on Friday, April 19th at the Mililani Mauka Mortuary from 6-9 p.m. Funeral and burial services will be held on Saturday, April 20th, at the Laie Hawaii Stake Center, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 55-415 Iosepa Street. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:30 a.m. with the funeral service from 11:00 until noon.