Helen D. Akana, 82

Helen Akana, 82, of Iao Valley and Wailuku, died on January 16, 2013, at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

Visitation will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on Wednesday, February 6, at 9:30am, with services at 10:30. Burial will follow at 12:30pm, at Maui Memorial Park.

Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

Mrs. Akana was born in Hockerville, Oklahoma, on January 29, 1930.

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond Akana, and son Kawika Akana, and is survived by sons Dutch (Chun Mi) Akana, Kekuhaupio (Cindy) Akana; daughters Nalani (Mike) Pollock, Kahala (Winston) Chow, Kanani (George) Kealoha, Kalaokona Akana; sister Mertsey (Tony) Garcia; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Helen was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, who devoted herself to her family, and found joy in her purposeful, gentle life.