Tuesday, October 9, 2001


Services for famed
composer slated for
Thursday morning

Star-Bulletin staff

Services for Hawaii music legend Irmgard KealiiwahinealohaNohokahaoPuamana Farden Aluli have been scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kailua.

Burial services are to follow at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

Aluli, a prolific composer who was the first living inductee to the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, died Thursday. She would have turned 90 last Sunday.

Born in Lahaina, Aluli wrote some 400 songs and was a member of Hale O Na Alii O Hawaii, Ahahui Poo, Daughters of Hawaii, Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club, Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts and Ana Malia Catholic Society.

She is survived by her brothers Rudolph Haleakala Farden Sr. and retired Col. Llewellyn Buddy Halona Farden; sister Edna Ena Pualani Bekeart; sons Nane, Kale, Inoa and Kimo; daughters Mihana Souza and Aima McManus; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews.

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