Survived by husband Morris Quel; sons: Stuart (Trixia), Spencer (Brenda), Samuel (Brondi); daughter Sarena (Chris) and 13 Grandchildren; siblings: Andrew (Jill) Hale, William (Patricia) Hale, and Mei Lien (Miles) Bolocano.
While growing up she attended schools in Japan, the Sheik Parent Cooperative School in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, and Waialua High School where she graduated. She was part of the Waialua class of 1978 planning reunion committee.
Theresa, after home schooling 4 children for 3 years, decided to stay busy, as the children were enrolled in elementary and high school. She found a job at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary as a Memorial Counselor. Worked for AMSEC/Honeywell as a Senior Clerk until moving on to the City and County of Honolulu Environmental services as an Executive Secretary, retiring in 2018. After retiring she earned her realtor license and was very proud of this accomplishment that she never dreamed would happen.
Music and songs were her favorite pastimes. She grew up playing the Obo, Sax, Trumpet, most of the wind instruments, Piano, and all the string instruments. Singing was her calling after joining the Praise and Worship team at Paradise Chapel. She always volunteered when no one was available to sing special songs for the congregation at church. When with friends at parties and get togethers, you would find her behind the microphone singing karaoke to everyone. She was a gemologist who collected rare stones, gems, and gold for jewelry.
Many knew her as a woman that was creative, smart and hardworking, had a bubbly personality, was honest, caring, and by God's grace and mercy, a prayer warrior. Her word and promises were always fulfilled, no matter the impact; she stood by her decisions to the very end.
She was always happy and shared her love with everyone. She surrounded herself with the most important things that mattered to her; family, grandchildren, and friends.
Due to the State of Hawaii COVID-19 Mandate a Service will be held via Zoom meeting on October 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST).
No Flowers, please.
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