Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Sister's Obituary

Nalani, Eke's oldest granddaughter sent a link today via Facebook for the obituary/guest book that their local newspaper published for my sister.

This is the link for the Guest Book:

View/Sign Guest Book
Ethelwynne Alo Chung-Hoon Rycroft Rogers
1924 - 2010

1926 - 2010
Also, affectionately known as 'Eke', peacefully passed away in her daughter's home surrounded by her family on Feb. 8, 2010 at the age of 83.

She was the fifth child of the late Ernest Haakua Chung-Hoon and Kaui Kanakaole. She was born on Dec. 5, 1926 on Kapapala Ranch in Ka'u , Hawaii.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Keith Rycroft, her second husband, Edward Emanuel Rogers, and her son, William John Rycroft.

She is survived by four of her five children, Thomas Keith Ioane Rycroft, Patty Jean Rycroft, Robert Samuel Rycroft (Kathy) and Sandra Ann Bland (Bob), her twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She was the Matriarch to four generations. Ethelwynne gracefully battled cancer for nine years. She was cared for by an amazing staff of loving people at her Oncology Doctor's office in Simi Valley as well as by her son Robert and her daughter Sandra. With their care she remained brave, beautiful and strong through her last moment here on earth.

Eke forged many life-time friendships during her many active years as a member of the Simi Valley Sweet Adelines and the Channel Islands Channelaire Chorus. She was an exceptional seamstress and visionary designer of many memorable celebrations. She enjoyed music, dance, reading, football and above all spending time with her family that respected, admired and loved her very much.

A Memorial celebration of her life will be held from 12noon until 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at the Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Ave. Simi Valley.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Rose Family Funeral Home 581-3800.

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