Rosamilia Dichoso Melchor

March 25, 1931October 3, 2020

Rosamilia Dichoso Melchor

Rose Melchor of Koloa peacefully passed away at home on October 3, 2020. She was 89 years old.

She is preceded in death by her husband Artemio and daughter Gayle. She is survived by her children, Merlyn (Jeffrey) Craddock, Lillian (Robert) Davies, Artemio Jr. (Audrey) Melchor, Diane (Mark) Beeksma, Suzie (Michael) Schad, and grandchildren Nathan (Kelly)Rasco, Kellan (Jessica) Craddock, David (Rebecca) Schad,Samuel (Robyn) Schad, Michaela Schad, Joshua, Bradley, Stuart, Andrew, Alyssa Beeksma and two great-granddaughters Sophia and Aurora Schad.

She was born on March 25, 1931 in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands. In 1952

She journeyed from the Phillipines to Kauai along with her mother and sister where their father worked for Koloa Sugar Plantation. There she met her husband Artemio, ‘it was love at first sight’. Besides being the most remarkable mom, she had many occupations including being a waitress, hotel receptionist, tour guide, building homes and farming with her husband. All who knew her were struck by her beauty, grace, kindness and hospitality. Above all she instilled within the family a love for Jesus Christ who was her Savior and Lord.

There will be a private family Celebration to honor her life.

Borthwick Kaua’i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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