Genoa Keawe Passes Away

Auntie of Hawaiian music goes peacefully at home.

Early Monday morning, February 25, 2008, Aunty Genoa Leilani Keawe passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Papakolea. She has dealt with many health challenges in the last 10 years of her life and has met each obstacle with great faith and determination to bounce back into the lime light with her many performances. Her team of doctors treated her with admirable service. Her Heavenly Father has truly blessed her 89 years of life with strength in maintaining her beautiful soprano voice for everyone to enjoy up to the last day at home. Aunty Genoa has lived a full life and is very happy with all the blessings of family and her self-taught career as an entertainer and business woman. She was a very simple person.   She loved the people of Hawaii and her many fans throughout the world for their support through her experiences and travels.

Service arrangements will be by Borthwick Mortuary. Services will be conducted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for which she has served as a faithful member.

Genoa Leilani Adolpho married Edward P. Keawe-Aiko. Together they had 12 children. Today there are 3 survivors, Gary P. Keawe-Aiko (#1), Eli Kaeo Paalua (#8) and Eric K. Keawe (#11). Deceased are Moana, Arthur, Victoria, Edward Jr., Samuel, Miriam, James, Kauilani & Sonny. She has 40 Grand Children 98 Great Grand Children and 81 Great, Great Grand Children. She recognizes her deceased children's spouses as well who has always been there for support when needed, Howard Lono, Iwalani (Ho), Frederick Amina, Snooks (Watson), Barbara (Buchanan), Patrick Ah Yuen and two hanai daughters Suzie Harrison and Roberta Silva.


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