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Hawaiian Memorial Park

45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI

OBITUARIO

Aurelia Simbahon Decasa

15 octubre , 19308 julio , 2019
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Aurelia Simbahon Decasa age 88, of Pearl City, passed peacefully on July 8, 2019. Aurelia was born on October 15, 1930 in Honolulu, Hawaii but was raised in Hilo, Hawaii. After the 1946 tsunami in Hilo the family relocated again to Oahu where she met Meliton, and they were married in 1946 raising eight wonderful children.

She is predeceased by her Husband Meliton, her daughter Audrey Maedo (Tom), her parents Ricardo and Felicidad (Nadoza) Simbahon, and sister Shirley (Selma). Aurelia is survived by her sons Rogelio (Risalin) of Reno, Nevada, Meliton Jr. (Dee) and Richard; daughters Dolorita Kato (Roy), Francine Egdamin (Blue) Doreen, and Felicia Butala (Steve); sisters Philomena Linogon of Henderson, Nevada, Lucille Ramos, Bertha Cuyong of Henderson, Nevada, Felicidad Asato; brothers Alfred Simbahon and Joseph Simbahon. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.

Her beautiful life will be celebrated on 8/3/19, 10:30 am and Burial will follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Casual attire please.

Servicios

  • Visitation sábado, 3 agosto , 2019
  • Funeral Service sábado, 3 agosto , 2019
  • Burial sábado, 3 agosto , 2019

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SunMi Kim

3 agosto , 2019

Mom,
I remember coming over one day and being mesmerized by your Elvis all over your room! He was occupying every space that I didn’t know what color your wall was...
I remember another time I came over and the aroma from the kitchen shot through my nose and right to my belly! There you were pulling out of the oven the most delicious looking teriyaki beef! And I was so happy that you made enough to feed the entire neighborhood! I still talk about how delicious that teriyaki beef was... But, most of all, you have always received me with your gentle smile... I am only sorry that I won’t be able to hug you when I come to Hawaii but I’m so glad that I got to FaceTime with you... Although you are no longer on this earth, I know I will see you in Felicia’s smile and in Mia’s gentleness... I love and miss you mom and thank you for giving me my amazing friend, Felicia.
SunMi

Rayce Kato

3 agosto , 2019

Grandma, thank you. There is no possible way for me to run through it all but we'll always know.. Ohh the memories and the lessons. Going to the mall every weekend, you babysitting us every summer, teaching us how to catch bus hah. You knew how to make us all feel special grams! Birthdays especially. If I had to pick a favorite out of the bunch of memories, one would definitely be when It was Fridays and we'd be picking you up the next morning to go to the mall. Getting home from school walking into the house and there you were surprising us that you were spending the night! Grams from all the time I got to spend with you, I can say you are one that never forgot. you always remembered. Xmas, bdays, the list goes on. I know I'll see you again one day grams, until then rest in love. I can't tell you thank you enough and I love you.

Rogee Decasa

2 agosto , 2019

Hi Mom, just wanted to thank you again for always being there for me sometimes physically and/or spiritually in particularly several occasions where by in any other circumstances I would not be here at all! You were there the minute I was born prematurely with many complications, through my kiddy years doing dangerous crazy things like climbing up saddle mountain with my 20 inch long necked bike and then riding down this mountain and obviously surviving. Through boogie boarding down a rainy pre-constructed Wilson tunnel and later leaving home joining the Air Force. You were there by your letters while at boot camp and especially through a tough year in Vietnam. You were there again even though not physically but spiritually in many more occasions. Your inspirational and encouraging letters were always there helping and supporting me. When stationed at Thon Shu Nut Air Base we were rocketed several times and sometimes the wall would shake next to me. I prayed for us to be safe and make it through the next six months. Mom your letters got me through that year. I only wished I kept all of them. Even though I was later stationed away from home your letters, post cards and phone calls were so precious. Although I served 23 years in the Air Force 13 of those lucky years were served at Hickam AFB close to you and family. I am so grateful and thankful for you knowing Baby, Jun, Ryan, Randi, and also your great grand kids Abby, Emma, Lorna and Zachary. You were there for us and for your kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Thank you Mom for always being there for everyone. I love you and miss you always💕💕

Felicia Butala

1 agosto , 2019

Mom, it’s funny that Rita reflected about Elvis because I’m doing the same. I remember when you went to those Elvis concerts (I think you won tickets for one and went with your own tickets to the other). I was so young and kept on asking Daddy why you weren’t home. I remember him telling me that you went to marry your boyfriend, Elvis. I think I may have cried because I couldn’t believe that you’d run off with Elvis.
And now I cannot even listen to an Elvis song or see something Elvis without thinking of you. Just a few months ago we Face Time’d my good friend from grade school, Sunmi, and she even said she can still remember all those Elvis posters hanging on your walls.
I loved watching Elvis movies with you and then you got me hooked on watching the Hallmark Channel for those mushy, heartwarming love stories where we knew it would always ‘end with a kiss’.
I will miss those moments of watching a show or movie together but will always think of you when I do and know that you are always laughing or crying along with me.

Love you Mom!

Love always,
Licia

Rita Kato

1 agosto , 2019

"BURNING LOVE"
Mom, everyone knew you were very much in love with Daddy...
...and everyone, including Daddy, knew how crazy in love you were with your "boyfriend" ELVIS PRESLEY! I will never forget that exciting day when we both had our tickets in hand to see Elvis' Aloha from Hawaii Concert at the HIC (now Neal Blaisdell Ctr.), way back when. We were so excited we could barely contain ourselves. We both agreed he was such a hunk and sooo handsome! I thought I was more excited for you but I also fell apart just like you! What an unforgettable time!
Seeing him in person was so unreal! ….and if you got called to go up to the stage, you would be up there with no hesitation! Hahaha!
Once he started his renditions, "....Ooh, ooh, ooh, I feel my temperature rising, …."; gyrated his hips, and jiggled his legs; that was it! The rest is history!!! Because of you Mom, I will never think of Elvis without thinking of you!
Thank you so much for being such a FUN Mom!
"....Ah, ah, burning love, …. Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love...."
You rock, Mom!
Love and Miss You So Much,
Rita

Rita Kato

1 agosto , 2019

Mom, thank you for being my best friend ever. We've shared so many unbelievably fun moments that I can remember since I was a child. Growing up, you and Daddy made sure my sisters and I knew how to cook, do laundry, and clean house.
As years went by, you watched me mature, get married and have a family of my own. We spent weekends shopping, eating, talking stories, and watching sunsets. We laughed and we cried together--many times over.
I will miss you calling me up in the evenings to go and see the big moon outside. "Go look now!" you'd say. I'd say "okay, okay, bye;" and I'd hurry to go outside to look up to the night's sky and see the same moon at the same time. AWESOMENESS! I will definitely miss calling you up just to say hi and talk stories; and especially to hear you tell me how to cook a particular dish--even if you told me so many times already. We would just laugh.
I will miss your wise and rascal ways. Sometimes we'd laugh so hard until our tummies hurt.
When you got sick, you battled so heroically. In most recent years, as we walked alongside each other, remember how you'd trip or stumble so easily? I'd always grab your hand to help you step on and off a curb, and whenever we walked on slippery or uneven ground. I'd ask you, "Mom, do you know why I'm holding your hand?" You would say, "...so I won't fall down." I'd look at you and say, "No, Mom. I hold your hand tight so you can catch ME if I fall." ….and we'd chuckle to each other. Mom, you were always there for me no matter what the circumstance, and I know if I should fall, you will still always be there to catch me. Thank you, Mom, for your humbleness, love and care, and everything you've given me. Miss you so much.
Love, Rita

Nelson Omandam

31 julio , 2019

Aunty was always nice, kind and compassionate to me. I remember as a very young kid visiting the Decasa's home in salt lake, I used like to visit there because the yard was perfect for a kid like me to explore.

One time as I was running up the side of the house I remember Aunty opening the side door and in her sweet voice tell me, "Nelson, be careful, don't get hurt now". She was a sweet person then and even now as a adult she would send me and my ohana Christmas card and even cookies which I always love!

Fely Asato

31 julio , 2019

This is our younger brother Joe’s memory of our sister:
As a kid growing up in Kaneohe in the 50’s and then in waimanalo in the 60’s,
Sis manang who is almost 20 yrs older than me was like a second mom to me.
Some said when I was a kid I was a bit rascal but I don’t recall anyone yelling or scolding me.
I remember when she made home lunch for her kids and she also made one for me, she had a certain way of folding the top corner of the paper bag to keep from opening as we carried it to school.
She would sometimes take me to see a movie downtown-
She also made some ono food you ever tasted. My favorite was her meatloaf among others.
After all these years she never forgets to send me a b-day and Xmas card even during her illness-
She was the kindest & thoughtful big sister a brother could have and a loving mother as witness to the great children she raised and the way Fran and the rest of her children took care of her during her illness.
Until we meet again, thank you manang for all you’ve done so well in your life.
Love & miss you- brother Joe

Mel Decasa

30 julio , 2019

Mom, Me, and SciFi.

Mom, … you’re the reason I love Science Fiction and Fantasy. When I was little, I loved going through the TV schedule to look for those movies, especially those with monsters or dragons. Trying to stay up late until 10:30pm for those late shows, though most of the time, I was already asleep by 8pm, knowing that you’d wake me to have our own viewing, … Creature from the Black Lagoon, Mothera, Aliens, Robots, Cyclops, … some we’d seen more than once, not caring about knowing the ending, cherishing more the shared joy of secret late night movie time.

You continue to always be present with me, in every SciFi and Fantasy movie, going “hala, … lookout, … no, no go in deya you lolo, no go….aiyaa, …”.

Mel Decasa

29 julio , 2019

Study Up.
When Mom said that, it was her way of saying she needed to figure out how to do something. When one of us got sick, she would "study up" to see what we might be suffering from. When interesting news happened, and she wanted to know more, she would "study up". When one of our appliances wouldn't work she would "study up", to watch for symptoms. Before entering contests she would "study up" to plan when to call and how many entries to submit, .... which made her an ace at winning those prizes. That one night we watched Live on our B&W TV as a name was pulled to win the car. All of us huddled around her, like chicks to Mother Hen, waiting for her name to be called, .... and the winner is .... AURELIA DECASA. I still remember the neighbors running across the street to join in our celebration.

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5-year old Mom

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Beautiful Mom

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Mom and her Papa

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She met her sweetheart in 1945

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A beautiful bride in 1946

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Last Wedding Anniversary spent together (1974)

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4 Generations

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Wish I had a photo of when we lived on our farm in Kaneohe during the 1950’s. There were no cell phones or digital cameras at that time. As early as when I was 9 or 10 years old Mom would take me along in the early early morning and show me how to take care of all of the farm animals (pigs, chickens, rabbits and a goat) that needed cleaning and where they lived, yes including their waste! So soon I was able to maintain and feed these animals. Mom was a strong and wonderful person who taught me how to work hard and stay with it and be kind and treat everyone nicely. Mom, I am forever blessed and lucky that you were my beautiful and wonderful Mom! I will miss and love you forever and think and talk to you often.

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