Tereza Tello Ayonayon
Sunrise: December 23, 1931 ~~ Sunset: May 15, 2020
Tereza Ayonayon is survived by:
(Preceded by late husband) Joaquin Bonifacio Ayonayon
Sons: Frankie (Caryn) Pagay Jr. Anthony (Regina) Ayonayon, Jay (Lena) Enfield-Ayonayon
Daughters: (Preceded by daughter -Frances Lynn (Desiderio) Doctolero), Leonora Pagay, Dorothea Ayonayon, & Lorena Ayonayon
Celebration of Life: TBA (due to COVID-19)
Tereza Ayonayon was born in Honoka’a, Hawaii, to Antonio & Maria (Correa) Tello.
Tereza was the youngest of (3) brothers (deceased) Alfred, Jackie & Jesus Tello.
Tereza worked in various positions starting with working in a restaurant on Oahu. She moved to Lanai and worked as a field labor with Dole Company and then later to Castle & Cooke. She also use to do private laundering between working in the pineapple fields. Tereza last employment was at the Manele Bay Hotel where she worked in the landscaping department and cared for the rose bushes that use to flourish the driveway to the Manele Bay Hotel and the Conference Center. If you worked at the hotel you would remember seeing her with a beautiful smile caring for the roses!
Tereza retired from the landscaping and enjoyed her time caring for her plants at home, traveling, camping, fishing, sewing, crocheting and she also babysat her great-grandkids so their parents were able to finish school and go to work. She loved cooking and baking as well. Tereza made it a point to share her knowledge with anyone that wanted to learn. She loved having conversation with whomever she met. She would share her stories and advise to all her family and friends. She enjoyed making new friends and she kept the old ones close to her heart. She loved her family, but more importantly she loved her (25) grandchildren and (72) great-grandchildren the most! Tereza was also blessed with (2) great-great grandsons and numerous nephews, nieces and god-children. Rest in Peace & Love, Mom, Mama, Grandma, Aunty Ninang & Friend.