September 28, 1927 - March 8, 2020
Frances Leilani (Kuroda / Pang) Chang, 92 born on Wednesday September 28, 1927, passed on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Her caregiver Doreen Pagdilao was at her side in her care home in Waipahu. Frances was the eldest daughter of Herman Lahaina Kuroda and Abigail Leilani (Smith / Kuroda) Leong. Her 5 siblings - Herman L. Kuroda, August L. Kuroda, Abigail L. (Kuroda / Funn) Chong, Roger N. Leong & Clinton C. Leong along with both of her parents and her 2nd husband Paul K. F. Chang, preceded her in death. Anthony L. Kuroda, Anna (Kuroda / Purdy) Young & Homer C. (Leong) Kuroda are her surviving siblings. She was a 13-year student of the St. Andrews Priory graduating in 1946. She always spoke fondly of her school days, the sisters who taught her, her dear classmates and how proud she was to wear her Priory uniform. She was a housewife formerly married to Herbert D. Y. Pang and together they had 4 girls - Francene H. (Pang) Aarona (James K.), Dailene U.M.L. (Pang) Todd (Truman N. K.), Debbie L. (Pang) Castillio (Gary S.) & Malene H. L. C. Pang (Brian Sasaki). Frances has 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren & 4 great-great- grands. She loved playing the piano, singing & listening to Hawaiian songs/music & enjoyed crooners from the 40s, especially Frank Sinatra. She enjoyed making feather lei (creating about 18 of all sizes and colors) and loved watching old favorite movies. As a senior she learned to play the ukulele and was part of a senior entertainment group. Her favorite color is green and she loved Hawaiian food and loved to dance. She loved accessorizing her attire with a lauhala, Panama or a selected felt hat with one of her own matching feather lei, earrings, a special matching lei and a few favorite costume jewelry pieces. A small private graveside service was held on April 15, 2020 at the Diamond Head Memorial Park; Kahu Ha'aheo Guanson officiated her graveside service. Mahalo to all of her family and her caregiver who were in attendance as our mom's service was held in accordance with our State's COVID-19 virus guidelines. We love you, Aloha a hui Hou ~ Mom, Mommie, Gramma, Tutu. God be with you, as you now Rest in Peace. Aloha Oe!
Frances Leilani (Kuroda / Pang) Chang, 92 born on Wednesday September 28, 1927, passed on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Her caregiver Doreen Pagdilao was at her side in her care home in Waipahu. Frances was the eldest daughter of Herman Lahaina Kuroda... View Obituary & Service Information
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