ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUBS
No. 2018 – 2
REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF ROSELYN K. “AUNTIE ROSE” GANDALL
WHEREAS, Auntie Rose was born in Honolulu at Queen’s Hospital, two minutes after her twin sister, Jackie, on July 17, 1935, as Roselyn Kealiihaleole Lindley; and
WHEREAS, Auntie Rose spent most of her formative years in Honolulu; and
WHEREAS, after graduating from Kamehameha School as a member of the Class of 1954, Auntie Rose worked on Hickam Air Force Base, where she met her husband Patrick Gandall; and
WHEREAS, Auntie Rose and Patrick Gandall were married November 4, 1956, at Hickam Air Force Base, Pearl Harbor; and
WHEREAS, Because of Patrick’s military duty, Auntie Rose Gandall traveled with her husband from Hawai‘i to Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas, to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, and then to George Air Force Base in Victorville, California in 1963, and finally ending up at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in 1972; and
WHEREAS, the Gandall family eventually settling and taking up permanent residence in Huntington Beach, California; and
WHEREAS, while raising a family, Auntie Rose Gandall pursued careers in both the medical and dental fields, and retired as a dental assistant; and
WHEREAS, Auntie Rose Gandall loved her family deeply and was always ready with encouragement and loving words for them, sometimes a joke or two thrown in; and
WHEREAS, Auntie Rose Gandall will always be remembered for her energy that radiated in her constant laughter, ever-present smile, and feisty vitality that kept everyone going and on their toes; and
WHEREAS, Auntie Rose Gandall loved taking care of her beautiful blooming garden and taking her daily walks; and.
WHEREAS, Auntie Rose Gandall is survived by her children, Patrick, Jr. and wife Cres, Alan and wife Chris, Kanoe and husband Bryan, and her grandchildren Kimo, Keoni. Kawika and Kalani, and her sisters Nani Silva and Jackie Harris, and many nieces and nephews; and
WHEREAS, Auntie Rose Gandall was a dedicated, loyal and hard working member of the ‘Ahahui ‘o Lili’uokalani Hawaiian Civic Club of Southern California for many years; and
WHEREAS, Auntie Rose Gandall will always be “Sweet Sixteen”; and
WHEREAS, on the morning of January 25, 2018, Auntie Rose Gandall was called up by our Lord in Heaven.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs at its 59th Annual Convention in Kalapaki, Kauaʻi, in the malama of Welehu and the rising of ʻOlepau, this 17th day of November 2018, remembering the life of Roselyn K. “Auntie Rose” Gandall; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a moment of silence be observed in honor of Auntie Rose Gandall at this Convention; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be given the Gandall ‘ohana, and ‘Ahahui ‘o Lili’uokalani Hawaiian Civic Club of Southern California, as well as the Governor of the State of Hawai‘i, President of the State Senate, Speaker of the State House of Representatives, Chair of the State Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Chair of the State House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian Affairs, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and all County Mayors.
The undersigned hereby certifies that the foregoing Resolution was duly adopted in the malama of Welehu and the rising of ‘Olepau on the 17th day of November 2018, at the 59th Annual Convention of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs in Kalapaki, Kaua‘i.
Annelle C. Amaral, President