Rochelle Jaime Nalani Gardanier, 71

Rochelle Jaime Nalani Gardanier, 71 of Makawao, Maui passed away in her home, under the care of Islands Hospice on March 25th, 2018. “Shelley”, as she was fondly known as by her friends, graduated from St. Anthony School in 1965. She then went on to Taft College in California where she met her husband, Frank Gardanier Jr. In 1993, she received her Bachelor’s Degree as well as her Master’s Degree in Social work in 1997 from University of Hawaii.

Shelley worked at Hale Makua for 38 years. She was also involved in Cancer Research and Hawaiian community work groups with Hui No Ke Ola Pono. Shopping was one of her favorite things to do but spending quality time with her family was the most important value to her.

Visitation will be held at St. Anthony Church on Friday, April 20th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with services to begin at 11:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao at 1:00 p.m.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Frank William Gardanier Jr.; parents, Myra Ah Sam & James Kaho’ohanohano Sr. She is survived by her son, Chad (Lehua) Gardanier; daughters, Jennifer (Tyrone) Gardanier, Mone`t (Kele) Irvine, Rosie (Daniel) Kahiamoe; brother, Glenn (Myra Jill) Kaho’ohanohano; 13 grandchildren, Emelie, Cody, James, Kaeo, Desha, Tre`, Kiki, TJ, Tiana, Shyla, Danyel, Jordan, Sydney; great-grandchildren, Izac, Jayce, Jacob and her faithful and loyal dog Jack.

Special gratitude to the Kaiser Oncology Department, Islands Hospice and to all who has provided compassionate and excellent care to our mom during her beautiful life. God bless you all.

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