LOIS K.L. GUERRERO
LOIS K.L. GUERRERO April 10, 1923 - February 3, 2015 Early Wednesday morning, on February 3, 2015 while at Kaiser Sand Canyon hospital in Irvine California, Lois slipped peacefully away, answering the Lord's call Home to enter the Gates of Heaven. Lois Kathleen Lauae-O-Makana was born on April 10, 1923 and was the third of seven children born to Rachel and Frank Cabral Sousa, Jr. in the Territory of Hawaii. Mother of five, she was affectionately referred to as Puna by her grandchildren; great-grandchildren along with many who were dear to her. Mom lived in Fountain Valley, California with daughter Cheri and grandson Hauoli for the past twenty-three years. At the tender age of four years, Lois learned to dance the hula, thus began her lifelong love and appreciation for the hula and all that is Hawaiian. As a young adult who danced hula, she was among the USO performers who entertained the military troops during WWII. She also was among the performers who greeted the Matson passenger liners (the USS Lurline, Mariposa, and the Monterey) during the 1940s and 1950s. Lois danced at several Waikiki hotels and nightclubs as a featured hula dancer. Lois traveled extensively touring the United States promoting Hawaii and the Shriners Hospital. While still in high school, Lois learned to knit which was a life-long enjoyment for her. She knitted countless pairs of baby booties and sweaters for family and friends and she knitted socks for our father. Mom learned to needlepoint and loved it, making over 100 Christmas Stockings for family and friends. Her love for knitting and needlepoint has been passed on and will be continued with her daughters, great-granddaughters, and nieces. Puna volunteered at Punahou School PFA office for more than a decade when her grandson Hauoli Guerrero attended school there. She was a life member of the Daughters of Hawaii and a longtime member of the Outrigger Canoe Club. Preceded into Heaven by former husband Howard L. Sr., Howard L. Jr. and Myron K.K. Guerrero, Lois is survived by her son Lloyd P. Guerrero, two daughters, Penny-Mae L. Takahashi (Ron), Cheri-Ann K. Guerrero, two sisters, Geraldine Alama and Mamo Howell, eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life gathering for both Mom and Nii will take place on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at Holoholo Bar and Grill located at 2494 Beretania Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Family will privately scatter her ashes at a later date.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased