ROWENA HONAN AHAKUELOROWENA HONAN AHAKUELO November 19, 1935 - April 4, 2014 Rowena Anne Haunani Honan Ahakuelo was born in Honolulu to Michael and Sweetie Honan. Rowena was a proud graduate of Sacred Hearts Convent and the Maryknoll High School Class of 1953. She credited the Sisters for giving her the Spiritual blueprint by which she lived her life. As a young woman, Rowena danced hula for Ruby Ahakuelo's hula studio. She was known for her graceful rendition of Kalua from the movie, Bird of Paradise. In 1954, Rowena married the love of her life, Norman Ahakuelo. Their 49 year partnership was blessed with love, respect and loyalty. Rowena devoted her life to her family. She was our teacher, confidante, cheerleader, and friend. She offered unconditional love, support and friendship to all. Throughout her life, Rowena relished her role as mother and grandma to her children, grandchildren, and many of their friends. She found great joy in cooking her delicious beef stew and chicken long rice. Rowena lived a wonderful life surrounded by her family's love and joy. She will always be our angel. Rowena is survived by her children, Aonani Ahakuelo- Chernisky (Joseph), Maile V Cavaco (Ryan), Kevin, Brian (Marilyn), Christian (Kalena), and Michael, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and sisters, Loretta Sua and Marilyn McGuire. We extend our heartfelt aloha to the nursing staff who lovingly cared for mom and the good Sisters who provided Rowena with spiritual support at St. Francis Hospice West. Private services held. Memorial donations in Rowena's name can be made to St. Francis Hospice.
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