MY DEAR SISTER, MRS. PILILUA KEKAULIKE PASSED ON.
MRS. PILILUA KEKAULIKE.
Mr. Editor of the Nupepa Kuokoa, Aloha oe:—Please allow me your patience and kindness, and host in a free space on the deck of the pride of the lahui [the Kuokoa], the heading placed above.
In the three weeks or more under the patient care of the doctors, the men upon who was placed the hope that they could save her life, but in the last moments, the doctors revealed what was sorrowful to think about; the strength and the depth of the sickness in my dear sister Pililua, where there was no hope to save her life; and so after the doctors revealed this sad news, it was a time for great despair, and at 1:30 in the afternoon, Tuesday, June 6, the last breath left her earthly body, in the home of her brother John Punua, at Honuakaha, Honolulu.
She was born in Waiohinu, Kau, Hawaii, on the 2nd of January, 1869, from the loins of Keliiheleloa (f) and Kawika Pipi (m); she lived 53 years, 5 months, and 4 days, and earth returned to earth, and the soul to He who created it.
When she passed, she left behind actual brothers [?? hoahanau], John Punua and David Kaimi Pipi.
She had a great many children passed on, leaving 5 still living, and their names are Mrs. Keala Carter, D. Kekaulike Jr., Simeon Kekaulike, Miss Mary K. Kaiawe, and Miss Victoria K. Punua, who are constantly in their thoughts.
She was educated at the district school in the days when she first went to school, and after that, she entered in the school of Maunaolu, Maui, for some years.
She was kind, gentle, and industrious, while always being attentive to work of the home. She had an open heart in all senses, and there was nothing she kept for herself; she shared tiny things and great things.
Her family, friends, and grandchildren were important to her; she recognized those of high stature and those of low stature; she welcomed the many, all ethnicities, and lived with aloha for all.
She lived in Moanalua, Oahu until she was a local and kamaaina, and it was there she lived for many years, where she left this world of suffering. She was a very old member of the churches of Kalihi and Moanalua.
At 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Wednesday, June 7, her funeral was carried out, in the mortuary of H. H. Williams, by Mr. Amos Mawae and Mr. Sam Kauka, and so too at the second and at the cemetery of Puuomao, Moanalua, where her remains were laid to rest.
Please accept with aloha our boundless thanks for you, all of the family, the Kaahumanu Society, Moanalua Mother’s Club, the grave diggers of Moanalua, the friends and intimates who made gifts of flowers and joined with the bereaved family in mourning and walked together in the final procession to the cemetery.
To you two, Mr. Amos Mawae and Mrs. Sam Kauka, goes our thanks, for you came to take care of the two funerals for my dear beloved sister; and upon all, we pray to the Lord of heaven and earth, that He watch over all of us always while we live on this earth.
To you, Mr. Editor, and the metal typesetting boys of the Kuokoa Newspaper, our endless affection.
We, in sadness and grief,
MRS. KEALA CARTER,
THE GRANDCHILDREN (4)
D. KEKAULIKE JR.,
MISS MARY K. KAIAWE,
MISS V. K. PUNUA,
DAVID KAIMI PIPI,
Honuakaha, Honolulu, T. H.
(Kuokoa, 6/15/1922, p. 3)