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Keau, Melvia Leilani Lucille[1]

Female 1938 - 2015  (77 years)


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  • Name Keau, Melvia Leilani Lucille 
    Born 13 Aug 1938  Keokea, Maui, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Aug 2015  Kula, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 29 Aug 2015  Holy Ghost Cemetery, Waiakoa, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I278  A367
    Last Modified 22 May 2019 

    Father Keau, Benjamin Puakuni,   b. 15 Sep 1914, Kalia, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1999, Keokea, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Morreira, Hilda Cyrilla,   b. 5 Jul 1919, Kula, Maui, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 2011, Kula, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1938  Makena, Maui, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kalawaia, Earl Victor Sr,   b. 2 Jun 1940, Puunene, Maui, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 2001, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [2
    Married 28 Apr 1962  Keokea, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. Kalawaia, Michelle Kehaulani
     2. Kalawaia, Earlyne Leimomi
     3. Kalawaia, Earl Victor Jr.
     4. Kalawaia, Mark Heali'i
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Melvia Keau, David Morreira, Eleanor Keau and David Keau
    Melvia Keau, David Morreira, Eleanor Keau and David Keau
    Earl Kalawaia and Melvia Keau Kalawaia
    Earl Kalawaia and Melvia Keau Kalawaia
    Photo inscribed "Frank and Kay Morreira's 50th Wedding Anniversary"
    Hilda Morreira Keau, Melvia Keau Kalawaia, Michelle Kalawaia, Ludvina Rodrigues Morreira, Mark Kalawaia, Earl Kalawaia and Earlyne Kalawaia
    Photo inscribed "Melvia, Hilda, Lulu and Melvia's children". (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Lee Jun Kalawaia, Shelby Kalawaia, Melvia Keau Kalawaia, Hilda Morreira Keau, Ben Keau Jr., Lisa Mortensen, Mark Kalawaia, Earl Kalawaia Jr., Chereen Asano Kalawaia, Earl Kalawaia Sr., Michelle Kalawaia Kai, Byron Kai, Ben Keau Sr., Keith Kalani Keau, Patti Keau, and Earlyne Kalawaia
    Earl Kalawaia Jr. and Chereen Asano Kalawaia on their wedding day. Photo inscribed "October 28, 1998. Our family at eldest son's wedding reception at Hawaian Regent Hotel on Oahu. Children in foreground: Lee-Jun Kalawaia and Shelby Kalawaia. Left to Right: Melvia, Mom Hilda Keau, bro Ben Keau Jr., Lisa Mortensen, son Mark, son/groom Earl Jr., bride Chereen Asano Kalawaia, husband Earl Sr. dtr. Michelle Kai, husband Byron Kai, dad Ben Keau Sr., brother Keith Kalani Keau, sis-in-law Patti, and dtr. Earlyne Kalawaia". (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S283] Family records, Evelyn (nee Rodrigues) Marko, 12 December 2002, Evelyn (nee Rodrigues) Marko.

    2. [S20] Kalawaia Family Genealogies and Facts, Melvia (nee Keau) Kalawaia.

    3. [S378] Obituary, Meliva Leilani (nee Keau) Kalawaia, (The Maui News, August 23, 2015).
      Melvia Leilani Kalawaia, 77, of Kula, passed away on August 13, 2015 at her residence. She was born on August 13, 1938 in Kula.

      Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Ballard Family Mortuary, services will begin at 7:30 p.m.

      Visitation will continue on Saturday, August 29, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Church in Kula, Mass will begin at 10 a.m. and burial for Melvia and her husband, Earl Victor Kalawaia Sr., who passed away on September 4, 2001, will follow in the Holy Ghost Church Cemetery. Lunch to follow at Malulani located at 7984 Kula Highway, Kula.

      Melvia retired from Wailuku Elementary School where she was a teacher. She was also a teacher at Christ the King School.

      Melvia was a member of Hale O Na Ali’i O Hawaii. She was also active in Holy Ghost and Our Lady Queen of Angels Churches.

      She is survived by her daughters, Michelle (Byron) Kai, and Earlyne (David) Kalawaia-King; sons, Earl (Chereen) Kalawaia, Jr., and Mark (Lisa Ann) Kalawaia; 8 grandchildren, Heidi Cravalho, Shelby Kalawaia, Lani Kai, Kailani Kai, LJ Kalawaia, Logan Kalawaia, Madison Kalawaia, and Makenzie Kalawaia; and 5 great-grandchildren, Kehaulani Ramos, Kahiaulani Ramos, Kanoelani Ramos, Amelia Berrios, and Ajynn Trilles.
      Copy in possession of Donald Rodrigues, Alameda, California. 09032015

    4. [S378] Obituary, Meliva Leilani (nee Keau) Kalawaia, (The Maui News, August 23, 2015).