OBITUARY

Pua Ripper

February 18, 1937October 9, 2020
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Puakauapoailani (Pua) Ripper, 83, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii to the late Ernest and Martha Keliikuli.

Pua was a devoted Catholic and spent much of her time attending church, making rosaries and going out to lunch with her church friends.

Her loving husband whisked her away from the beautiful Hawaiian Islands 58 years ago where she carried on her Hawaiian traditions to her family and friends. Everyone that she met and loved was “Ohana” (family) to her.

She is survived by her loving children, Joann Slaton and husband Ed and Edward Ripper Jr. and wife Lisa; her grandchildren, Eddie, Jacob, Cody Slaton and his wife McKinze, Anthony and Adam Ripper; her great granddaughter, Mabrey Slaton; her sister, Odetta Keliikuli Kapahua and husband Joe.

She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Edward Ripper Sr.; her brothers, Alex Kanehailua, Ernest Jr., Eugene Buster, and Douglas Umi Keliikuli.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hughes Home, 100 Caroline Street. Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Visitation for Pua Ripper will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel from 9:30am-10:30am with a Rosary service starting at 9:30am. Her Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at St. William of York Catholic Church, Stafford, VA. Interment will take place at Quantico National Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at Mullinsthompsonstafford.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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April Glover

October 19, 2020

My Mom Kay Winchester and Pua were the best of friends! They had a lot of fun. My favorite memories of my childhood involve the Ripper family. Love you Pua rest easy.

Mike and Leslie Edenton

October 19, 2020

We can’t think of Pua without smiling and remembering how loving and generous she was to everyone. Pua treated us as family and welcomed us always with a warm hug and sweet smile.

Addie ann Dunn

October 19, 2020

So sorry to hear about your mother I know she meant the world to you and I know this is very tough on you and your family I am thinking of you with fond memories of how special your family is and was to me sincerely ann and keith

Tiffanie Smith

October 13, 2020

Ripper Family,

My deepest sympathies on your loss. I know how hard it is.

Much love,
Tiffanie Smith

Kathy Ripper

October 13, 2020

She honestly was one of the most loving and amazing women that I know. Her family was so lucky to have her. May she rest in peace with her husband now

Ryoko Blackmer

October 12, 2020

Dear Ed and family,

I'm so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Ryoko

Margie Cebrian

October 11, 2020

My dear friend,
How I will miss you and your upbeat and great attitude towards life. Whenever we met you always made me feel special, always compliment on your lips and a quick warm welcoming hug is what endeared me to you. Rest In Peace and know you are loved by so many of your fellow rosary makers friends!
❤️😢

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