Louisa “Tita Louisa” Kaaihue Artates of Pukalani, Maui passed away peacefully in the comfort of her ohana on April 19, 2023, at Hale Makua. She was born on February 4, 1927, in Pūkuʻilua, Hāna Maui. Louisa moved from Hāna to Keokea and became a Licensed Practitioner Nurse for the Kula Sanitorium (Kula Hospital) where she later retired. She was well-known for her beautiful lei, ‘ono desserts, and the upkeep of her lovely yard.
She is married to the late Pedro O. Artates, daughter of George and Cornelia Kaaihue of Napili and the eldest of 13. Louisa is survived by her sister, Evelyn Haunani Farias of Honolulu, daughter Lourdes (Warren) Gouveia, son Perry (Alani) Artates, and 11 grandchildren: Kawaiala (Tommy) Mullen, Anuhea (Preston) Tinao, Alaula (Wailani) Artates, Alakaʻi (Patty) Artates, Awakea (Erica) Artates, Alaneo Artates (John), Alapa (Blanca) Artates, Pōhaikealoha Artates, Lauaʻe (Joy) Gouveia, Naupaka (Iwikauʻikaua) Joaquin, and Līhau (Makanoe) Gouveia. She also has 27 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Friday May 5, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Makawao. Public viewing at 9am, Mass at 10:30am and burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park.