Juliette Kekaikuihala Kauhi Galuteria
A Godly Mother July 16, 1930-October 28, 2017
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.