Eloise Miriam Kaʻauamo, 81, of Wailuku passed away at Islands Hospice on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. She was born on July 7, 1940 to the late Louis Gomes and Virginia (Ventura) Jardine.
Eloise was a 1958 graduate of St. Anthony High School in Wailuku. She often spoke of wonderful memories created there and of the special bonds made with classmates. After her high school graduation, Eloise attended University of California Santa Barbara and later transferred and graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Education degree. She taught both kindergarten and first grade at Wailuku Elementary School where she retired after 34 years. She thoroughly loved the kids and her colleagues, and felt that teaching was her lifeʻs calling. Upon retirement, Eloise enjoyed golfing, being a chauffer to her grandchildren, hanging out with friends at Sheiks, IHOP or Zippyʻs (pre-covid), getting her hair done weekly with Iris at Salon Executives, and being a #1 fan of anything Notre Dame, especially football.
Eloise is predeceased by parents, Louis and Virginia Jardine; brother, Ronald Jardine; and former husband, Frank Kaʻauamo Jr. She is survived by her son, Frank (Valerie) Kaʻauamo III; daughter, Kathy (Reynolds Jr.) Kama; grandson Dana (Kaila Grooms) Kaʻauamo; granddaughters Nicole Kaʻauamo, Māhie Kama, Melia Kama; and brother, Michael Jardine.
Private services will be held.