Cecilia Kalili Hapakuka, 93, of Kula, passed away at her residence on February 2, 2014. She was born on March 6, 1920 in Hanalei, Kauai. She was the last of Ikua & Margaret (Napu'upahe'e) Purdy's children.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Ballard Family Mortuary, services will begin at 7 p.m.
Visitation will be held again Friday, February 14, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Ballard Family Mortuary, with services beginning at 10 a.m., and cremation will follow. Burial of her urn will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014 in the Garden of Meditation at Maui Memorial Park.
Kalili occasionally worked for the Silversword Inn. She married, raised their children and lived on Ulupalakua Ranch from 1934-2008.
Kalili was predeceased by her husband, James Hapakuka Sr., and son, James Hapakuka Jr.; and is survived by her sons, Paul M. Hapakuka, and Arthur P. Hapakuka; hanai-son, Llewellyn Swift; daughters, Leina'ala (Leonard) Hapakuka-Moore, Kali Hapakuka, and Kaniu Hapakuka; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren; and has numerous nieces and nephews.
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