Honey Olinda (Apo) Laborte, 88

Honey Olinda (Apo) Laborte, of Lahaina, Maui left her temporary home and as she promised, walked up to Heaven with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on July 21, 2022, at her residence in Lahaina surrounded by her loved ones.

A memorial service over cremains will be held on Saturday, Sep-tember 3rd, 2022, at Waiola Church, 535 Waine’e Street, Lahaina. Family viewing will be held at 8:00am with public viewing from 9:00am – 11:00am and a service from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Scattering of ashes will be done at a later date to be announced. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, leis be given in fond remembrance. Nakamura Mortuary is graciously assisting with all arrangements.

Aunty Honey was born on October 13, 1933, in Honolulu to Arthur & Adline (Sheldon) Apo and at a young age moved to Lahaina, Maui. She spent the days of her youth growing up in Mala with her sisters, Addie, Lily, Nola & Iris and attended King Kamehameha III School until the 8th grade when she left school to begin working. She worked for Baldwin Packers, Royal Lahaina Resort, Christine’s Laundry, and finally Pioneer Mill where she became one of the first wahine heavy equipment operators for the company. She would retire from Pioneer Mill as a warehouse clerk in 1999. She also served as ILWU union steward for many years.

In her free time, Honey enjoyed trips to Las Ve-gas with her sisters, playing cards, playing music with the Lahaina Honolua Seniors and reminiscing about her younger days with family and friends.

She is predeceased by her loving husband of 70 years, Albert “Iriko” La-borte, son Delhi, parents Arthur & Adline Apo, sisters Sophie, Evalani, Shirley, Elaine & Nola, brother Richard Swan, & hanai son Dale Simonsen.

She is survived by her children Leila, Lawrence “Larry” (Debby), Kenneth (Margie), Kim Lee (Bobby Chang Jr.), daughter-in-law Liz Haia, hanai sons Melvin Seo and Roy (Evelyn) Yamada, 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grand-daughter. She is also survived by her sisters, Addie Hoshino, Lily (Manuel) Criste, & Iris Dusenberry, sister-in-law Elizabeth “Sweetheart” (Herman) Edlao, and numerous loving nieces, nephews and extended ‘ohana.

The family of Aunty Honey wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Kimmie Ouchi, Kaiser Lahaina, Maui Health Systems, Islands Hospice Maui, and everyone who blessed our mom’s life with their love and presence.

“The Lord will never leave you nor forsake you” Deuteronomy 31:6

Online condolences may be made at: Nakamuramortuary.com.