Kenneth John Kealii Auld
Kenneth, 66, passed away after a long illness on June 13, 2018 in St. Petersburg Florida. Kenny is survived by his wife of 20 years Donna; his children: Bubba Raye Keoni-Nui Auld, Susan Leilani (Paul) Auld-Kinman and Jimmy Auld; his grandson Zachary, granddaughter Ashlea; two sisters: Sharon (Jesse) Beamer and Colleen (Albert) Aviles and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth William Kawaipiolani Auld, Jr. and Peggy Lorraine Wailaahia Auld-Medeiros; step-father Robert Melvin Medeiros; brothers: Leslie Leka Auld and Warren Kawaipiolani William Auld; grandparents: Kenneth William Auld, Sr., Mina (Kruse) Auld, John Kaelemakule Lincoln, Julia (Wing Hong) Lincoln and his first wife Carolyn Sue (Swails) Auld. Kenny was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 24, 1951 to Kenneth and Lorraine Auld. He served in Vietnam as a jet engine mechanic, after enlisting in 1969 and moving to San Diego, and then the Gulf War. He retired from the military as a Navy Chief in 1990 having earned numerous awards for his efforts and dedication to the United States Navy. He then went to work for Raytheon, working on the US Border Patrol planes until 1997 when he moved back to Hawaii with his wife Donna. He ran the Blue Hawaiian Helicopters maintenence department for one year before completely retiring in 2000 due to health issues. He was rated 100% disabled by the VA in 2004, due to injuries, PTSD and Agent Orange suffered during his service. He married his first wife, Sue on September 3, 1970 in San Diego CA and together they had two children, Bubba Raye Keoni-Nui and Susan Leilani and he adopted Sue's son Jimmy. They were married 26 years until Sue passed away from cancer October 29, 1996. He then met Donna in 1997 and they were married in Waikiki on October 31, 2000. They lived in Milolii for 8 years, trapping and neutering stray cats and enjoying the island life until relocating to Texas where Donna was from. After 10 years there they relocated to St. Petersburg Florida for his health. He was happy there with the ocean he loved. Kenneth loved his Harley's, working on his hot rods, his Hawaiian food, the ocean, his music and his many kitty cats. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Kenny's ashes will be scattered at sea in the family "spot" on October 17, 2019. Leaving from Honokohau Harbor at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome but must have own boat(s). In lieu of flowers please donate to your local DAV or animal rescue.
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