Roseline “Rosie” Isabel Ventula Spencer
Roseline "Rosie" Isabel Ventula Spencer passed away peacefully at home on December 2, 2018. She was the eldest child of eight born to Theodoric Jr. and Rose Ventula, and was the best big sister to her siblings. She had 18 nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She attended St Theresa's school and was a proud graduate of Farrington High School class of 1960. She was a member of the COTC, Greggites, Twinkle Debs Y-Teen and reunion committee member. She married John "Didi" Spencer and had three children, Marjorie, Deborah and Keith all of whom were her favorites! After their divorce they stayed close friends often supporting their children until his passing in 1998. She was a Supermom and a breast cancer survivor. A single mom, working two jobs she still found time to watch Marj's canoe regattas and stand up paddle races; attending Debbie's school band concerts; and was Keith's biggest fan at his sports events supporting him through college. Her greatest joy were her grandkids, Kaylee (KK) and Reginald John (RJ). She loved the times she spent with them and attended all their activities. She looked forward to the trips to Vegas to visit KK attending UNLV or RJ cruising on the bed next to her. She also enjoyed playing with her fury grandchildren Chako, Chow Fun, Keiko and Doji. Rosie worked as a secretary at Fujiyama Law firm, Better Brands and finally with Lili'uokalani Trust where she stayed for almost 45 years and retired as the Property and Risk Manager. She felt blessed to work for the Queen's trust. She played on their volleyball team, made many great friends that she cherished and kept in touch with until her final days. She worked part-time at GEM department store in the records and domestic departments where she loved serving and meeting customers. She was an avid seamstress who drafted patterns and sewed many outfits, prom dresses, holokus for her daughters as well as friends and family. She sewed 13 dresses for Debbie's wedding party. She volunteered a lot but enjoyed Adult Friends for Youth the most and was awarded the Above and Beyond Award for her contribution. She attended St. Philomena and New Hope church. Rosie loved to travel to Vegas to play Keno and Bingo, winning steadily. When she retired she began to travel places on her bucket list with Portugal and Japan being at the top. She has now traveled to Heaven surrounded by her parents, sister Beatrice, Didi, grandniece Adrenia, cousin Essey, friend Millie as well as many other family and friends. She is survived by daughters Marjorie (Art) Takabayashi, Deborah (Sean) Spencer-Chun, and Keith (Melody) Spencer; grandchildren Kaylee and RJ; Hanai son, Malakai "Mo" (Lisa) Maumalanga; brother, Theodore "Bozo" Ventula III (Anita), sisters Janet Ballio, Estralita (Lawrence) Seeberger, Sarah Shim, Elizabeth Karratti, Eleanor "Ellie" (Darryl) Honda.; godchildren Richard Ho, Drew Honda and Sione Maumalanga; nephew Maikai Spencer; and many more nieces and nephews. Our family would like to thank Uncle Bozo, Aunty Anita, Aunty Ellie, cousins Cidney, and Sheryl for being great caregivers on occasions. Also cousins Regina, Reggie, Courtney, Drew, grandniece Angel, Uncle Darryl, Mo, Lisa, Julie, Terry, Kauanoe, Colleen, Susan, Ben C., Ben M., Wendy, Kalola, Noe, Glenn, Georgie, Mahea, Neal, Joanne K, Nicole, Mac, Keith I., Daphne and Dennis for helping her and Dr. Joel Kobayashi for the tremendous care he provided our mom. The love and support from everyone will never be forgotten. Services will be held on January 12, 2019 at New Hope Sand Island. Visitation 8:00 am, Services 9:30 and lunch to follow. Inurnment Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Mililani Cemetery at 11:30 am. Casual attire.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased