Juli­ette Kekaikui­hala Kauhi Ga­lu­te­ria

A Godly Mother July 16, 1930-Oc­to­ber 28, 2017

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - IN MEMORY -

Juli­ette Kekaikui­hala Kauhi Ga­lu­te­ria was born on July 16, 1930, in Ka­pahulu, O‘ahu. Her par­ents were Susie Nani Hussey Kauhi and Joseph Kauhi, and her tutu lady was Ana Kalua Hussey. Her Ohana was quite mu­si­cal and she, be­ing a singer, was par­tic­u­larly proud of her older brother Richard Kauhi, an ac­com­plished pi­anist, vo­cal stylist and record­ing artist. Her child­hood home was nes­tled just off the slopes of Di­a­mond Head near the Kapi‘olani Park and Waikiki Beach, places she would play and fre­quent dur­ing her child­hood. Her ‘ohana wor­shipped and prayed to­gether, loved one an­other, and the Bible was fre­quently con­sulted and guided their daily lives. She was bap­tized as a child by Kahu Ed­ward Ka­hale and be­came a mem­ber of the Kawa­iaha‘o Church in her pre-teen years and con­tin­ued her in­volve­ment with Kawa­iaha’o Church and many other Chris­tian ac­tiv­i­ties through­out her life. Juli­ette Ga­lu­te­ria was ed­u­cated at Waikiki School, Lili‘uokalani School, Kaimuki High School, class of 1948; and spent sum­mers work­ing in the pineap­ple fields and can­ner­ies. She pur­sued fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion af­ter grad­u­a­tion from high school at Honolulu Busi­ness Col­lege, Honolulu Bible Train­ing, and night classes at com­mu­nity school. She mar­ried Arnold Ga­lu­te­ria in June 1954, and was blessed with three beau­ti­ful chil­dren, Brick­wood Mal­i­hin­i­maika’aina’e, Scott Kali’ulaokala, and Susie Nani, in ad­di­tion to five beau­ti­ful grand­chil­dren and eight great-grand­chil­dren she loved dearly. Arnold and her chil­dren, Scott and Susie, pre­de­ceased her and are now with the Lord. Gifted with steno­graphic pro­fi­ciency she worked at Bishop Es­tate for 17 years, fol­lowed by 38 years of ser­vice with the City and County of Honolulu work­ing with Mayor Blais­dell, the Honolulu City Coun­cil, the Honolulu Po­lice De­part­ment, and the De­part­ment of Gen­eral Plan­ning re­tir­ing in 1998. Juli­ette Ga­lu­te­ria re­ceived nu­mer­ous awards in­clud­ing the City and County of Honolulu Em­ployee of the Year (1976), City of Honolulu May Day Lei Queen (1978), Aloha Week Queen (1966), and Fe­male Life­time Achieve­ment awardee (2006). Mu­si­cally, she was a fea­tured vo­cal­ist in the Ed Ken­ney Hil­ton Hawai­ian Vil­lage Tapa Room Show and has sung for two U.S. Pres­i­dents. She un­selfishly vol­un­teered her time and served in nu­mer­ous po­si­tions with the Hawai’i Con­fer­ence United Church of Christ and with the Kawa­iaha’o Church. She was men­tored in her spir­i­tual life by Kahu Wil­liam Ka­mau‘u, Kahu Ed­ward Ka­hale, Kahu Abra­ham Akaka, Kahu Wil­liam Kaina, Kahu James Fung, Kahu Curt Kekuna, Hope Kahu Tuck Wah Lee, Hope Kahu Leopold Wa­iau, Hope Kahu Ed­ward Kapoo, Hope Kahu Dean Fu­jii, Hope Kahu Ron Ching, Hope Kahu Kimo Mers­berg, Hope Kahu James Hal­faker, and Lay Pas­tor Mealii Kalama. She was a fre­quent and buoy­ing pres­ence at the of­fice of her el­dest son, Hawai’i State Sen­a­tor Brick­wood Ga­lu­te­ria. Juli­ette Kekaikui­hala Kauhi Ga­lu­te­ria was called home to the Lord on Oc­to­ber 28, 2017. Ser­vices will be held at her beloved Kawa­iaha’o Church on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, 2017. Vis­i­ta­tion – 3p Wor­ship Ser­vice – 4p.

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