Freesia Fay Keanuenue Kaneaiakala
July 19, 1942 - April 20, 2017 Freesia Fay Keanuenue Kaneaiakala of Kaneohe, Oahu passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on April 20, 2017. She was born July 19, 1942 to David P. Kalani Jr. and Abigail K. Burke Kalani. She attended public schools all her life, starting with Lincoln Elementary, Stevenson Intermediate and Roosevelt high School class of 1960; which was the last English standard class. She worked at Kamehameha Schools printing Shop, Star Bulletin printing Co., Hawaii Library Binding Co., Honolulu Community Action Program, JPS and HonFed Bank. In 1967, she spent 18 months as a Missionary for the LDS church serving among the Indian Tribes of Montana. In 1970, she married her sweetheart, Wayne Kawehi Kaneaiakala, on October 31st in the Laie Hawaii Temple. She loved her husband very much and would accompany him to his many activities. She enjoyed reunions with her Roosevelt classmates as well as her husbands Kamehameha classmates. She traveled to Las Vegas often to enjoy reunions with family and friends. Being a devout Mormon, she and her husband attended Sunday meetings and Laie Hawaii temple regularly. In 2003, she was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer. After surgery she went through chemotherapy and radiation and was in remission for 14 years. In 2008, kidney failure caused her to start dialysis, but it never stopped her from traveling to Vegas or other trips. She and her husband never had children of their own. Being a Fire Fighter her husband would work 24-hour shifts, leaving her home by herself. All that changed when they opened their home to nieces and nephews; which would keep her company during her husband's 24-hour shifts. She was "Miss Aloha", a social butterfly who spoke to anyone regardless of gender, race, age, or religion. Her standard greeting to strangers was "My husband's a fire man, my name is Freesia and I am a Mormon." On April 6, 2017 she was taken to Castle Medical Center due to a stroke which she never recovered from. On April 20th she passed, joining her parents. She is survived by husband Wayne Kawehi Kaneaiakala, her brothers David P. Kalani III, Dwayne K. Kalani Sr. and sister Merle K. Kalani and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held on May 5th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Kaneohe, HI Stake Center at 46-117 Halaulani St. Viewing will be at 8:30-11:00 am, services at 11 am followed by burial at 1pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased