Mabel Puanani Char of Waimea, died on January 11th, 2015 at KVMH at the age of 87.
Born on June 6th, 1927, in Lihue, Kauai, she was an entertainer with Smith's Boat.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Barnie K. Char; five brothers, Abraham Akuna, Daniel Akuna, George Malaia, Bernard Malaia, and Kenneth Malaia; and sister, Rusty Peters.
She is survived by her three sons, Russell (Marilyn) Char of Poipu, Rawlins (Mila) Char of Kekaha, and Barnie K. (Joy Grindley) Char of Hauula; five daughters, Jackie (Mark) Gray of West Jordan, Utah, Eula Mae (Tama) Taala of Waimea, Apryle Wong of Laie, Sue Ann (Mark) Texeira of Hanapepe, and Cheryle Anne (Danny) Woolsey of Colorado; twenty-nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Gordon"Lani" Akuna of Honolulu; three sisters, Lillian Park of Georgia, Elsie Kali of Las Vegas, and Beverly Kahaleoumi of Kauai; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 9AM at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (Mormon) in Kekaha. Services will be at 11AM, followed by a burial at the Kauai Veteran's Cemetery in Hanapepe.
The family suggests casual attire.