Brenda graduated from Farrington High School, Class of 1970, then went on to obtain a 2 year degree in hospitality management. She worked at Foodland as a clerk at the early age of 16, was later promoted to Head Cashier, and served over 51 years with Foodland. Her great dedication and work ethic made her well known and loved by many of her co-workers. Her tireless efforts and dedication is a true example of what any employer would ask for.
Brenda was well known by her family and friends for her honesty and trust. Although she was soft spoken, family members would always come to her for advice and support. She met the love of her life, Leopoldo Jr (Junior), after high school in 1970, married in 1973, and had three sons. Spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren were the happiest and fullest years of her life. In their 47 years of marriage, Brenda and Junior loved traveling. They enjoyed many Alaska cruises, trips to Vegas, and Disneyland with their children and grandchildren. When Brenda and Junior weren't traveling, they enjoyed riding around Kalihi and throughout the island in their VW classic cars.
Brenda loved cooking, baking, and sewing. She was a great cook, making different types of meals almost every night for her family. Her specialty was baking delicious treats such as cookies and her special chex mix, a family favorite. She also grew up learning how to make quilts and animal pillows from her late mother, Bernadette.
Brenda leaves behind a lifetime of good memories with her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother that provided her family a lifetime of love and support. We will remember her warm nature, her sense of kindness, and her love of family & friends.
Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary