Annabelle Oulilani Pa KamAnnabelle Oulilani Pa Kam, 82, of Kalihiwai, Kauai, passed on October 12, 2015. Her presence on this earth will be forever engrained in all the people she touched, especially her 6 sons and their families. Laughter, scoldings and wisdom were always plentiful in the Kam household. Visitors were told, "Two minutes you're a guest, after that you're family." As the matriarch of her family, Annabelle lived a life filled with love, family, friends and adventure. Born July 4, 1933 in Honolulu, Annabelle was one of 9 children to Joseph and Elizabeth Pa. Raised on Kauai by her Tutu, Annie Kaonohi, until the age of 13, she then moved back to Honolulu and graduated from Maryknoll High School. She married Thomas W.K. Kam (Kam's Express, Inc.) and had 1 daughter and 6 sons. Annabelle and Thomas lived on Kaneohe Bay Drive until 1990 when Annabelle's dream came true and she was able to move back to Kalihiwai, Kauai. The house that Annabelle built on Kauai became the gathering place for her family and friends. Her birthdays were filled with love and joy with all her family and friends celebrating with her. The celebrations would last for several days with food, music, laughter and love that filled the air. Annabelle was most happy when her whole family was together and she would shower them with food, love and stories of growing up with her Tutu. Annabelle had a rich and busy life. She was the top sales person for Borthwick Mortuary in the first year that she joined and continued selling "peace of mind" for 25 years. She traveled the world and made many friends. Her fisherman sons and grandsons could always count on her to sell their catch. She also ran for the County Council on Kauai. In her later years, she was a Kupuna for Kamehameha Schools Explorations and Ho'olauna programs and other projects to share her manao; A job that she loved and took such pride in because she was able to teach keiki all that her tutu taught her. She was a member of 'Ahahui Kiwila Hawaii 'O Mo'ikeha and 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu for over 35 years. She was an active hula dancer for Kumu Nathan Kalama. Annabelle is predeceased by her parents Joseph & Elizabeth Pa, husband Thomas W.K., daughter, Joann Kam, brothers, Gaylord Kaonohi, Joseph Pa, David Pa. She is survived by her sons: Wendell (Ann), Chauncey, Kevin (Valencia), Abraham, Christopher and Gaylord. Annabelle is blessed with 13 Grandchildren: Oulilani, Kaleikaimana, Kalani, Ikaika, Kalena, Hulali, Mahina, Kelii, Storm, Haylee, Brandi, Koa and Joy and 8 Great grandchildren: Lili, Emma, Chaina, Candy, Chloe, Alice, Milo and Kahiau. Brothers, Chauncey Pa, Stanton Pa, Stanford Pa and sisters, Elizabeth Chai and Harriet Nakea. The family will hold a tribute and celebration of life for Annabelle Oulilani Pa Kam on November 7th at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua, Oahu and November 14th at St. Sylvester's Church in Kilauea, Kauai. At each celebration, Visitation will be 9-11am, followed by Mass at 11am. All are welcome to join reception to follow.
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