LAMETTE PUANANI PIEPER Lamette passed peacefully from this life the morning of September 13th after a gradual decline in health. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life. Lamette was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 31, 1947. Lamette, better known as Puanani in her younger years, was the eldest of four children of Lamuel and Wilhelmina Kualapai. Lamette along with her siblings excelled at various sports. As a teenager she enjoyed surfing with her brothers in Ewa Beach and in fact, placed first in a Haleiwa surf tournament. To say that Lamette was one of a kind would be an undeniable understatement to all who interacted with her. The continuous generosity, humor, wit, kindness, and wisdom she shared with those around her exist as only a few examples of the incredible wife, mother, grandmother, and friend she was. Her absence creates a hole in our lives we know will never be filled. Lamette is survived by her husband of forty years Hamilton Pieper: daughter Serina Akimseu (Ernie): six grandchildren: Kaili-Ann and Bai ley Akimseu, Lexi-Ann Pieper, Kassidy, Kiara, and Kia'i Pieper. Lamette is also survived by her mother Wilhelmina Kualapai: brothers Lamuel "Buddy" Kualapai Jr. and David "Chico" Kualapai. She was preceded in death by her son Lance Keolu Pieper, step-son Sean Patrick Kaoao Pieper, father Lamuel Kaimi Kualapai, and brother Zane "Rocky" Kualapai. A memorial service wi ll be held on Saturday, October 10th at 10:30am. Location: Kaneohe Missionary Baptist Church, 45-131 Waikapoki Rd., Kaneohe, HI. 96744.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased