Maurice Keola Ohumukini’s greatest achievement is ohana. His greatest joy is his wife, his keiki (children), and his mo’opuna (grandchildren/great grandchildren). He is a selfless man who loved to share the spirit of aloha. His kindness has touched the lives of many. He lived an amazing life with traveling around the world, enjoying the outdoors, sharing his culture, and spending time with those he loved. He took his final trip on September 13, 2021. His presence was profound, with an energy to light up any room. He made everyone feel special in their own way. We know you are jumping on clouds, reunited with ohana on the other side, and most importantly, watching over all of us.
Those left behind to continue his work are his children: Shara (David) Darke, T. Kahealani (Johnnie) Blackmon, R. Keola (Catherine), Michelle and Richelle, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. His living siblings are: Sandra Pali (Howard), William, Gail Kittelman (Larry), and Van Bruce (Dyan). Preceded in death by his parents: Henry Ohumukini, Mabel Ohumukini, and Virginia Ohumukini. Also preceded by siblings: Itasca (Elsie), Henry (Aro), Wanda Mae (Bill), S. Haunani, (Lori) (William’s wife).
Hala ka ho’oilo; ua pau ka ua
Winter has gone, the rain has ceased
An evening viewing will be held this Friday, September 24, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary located at 6500 South Redwood Road in West Jordan, Utah. Services will be held this Saturday, September 25, 2021 beginning with a viewing from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 768 East 700 South in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment will follow the funeral service at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery located at 3115 Bengal Boulevard in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
I have a ton of memories of kumu having met him and Louise before their son was born and being in the halau. I met him at the first Tiara party I attended. I was impressed that he was a man who honors his wife and family and wants them to have the very best. I loved the way he responds when someone greets him, enthusiastically saying I feel fantastic. He was the luckiest person, always finding the only available parking spot by the door, saying, there's my spot. A delightful and wonderful, generous, kind, thoughtful friend.
Kumu, Uncle, you made such a huge impact in my life. The time spent with you and the halau gave a profound enrichment in my life which I have never and will never let go of. I love you and your family very much. I'm imagining you now with all of your Kapuna and Ohana who have been waiting for you and I know you have much more to share and give to your family here on earth from beyond the veil. Aloha until we meet again.