Services will honor singer and OHA trustee Dela Cruz
Services for singer, hula school owner, homesteader and Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Linda Dela Cruz will be held Thursday and Friday in Hilo.
Lillian "Linda" Leialoha Keaweehu Dela Cruz, 77, died March 15 at her home in Hilo. She was born Nov. 20, 1929, in Honolulu.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with a service at 7 p.m. at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo.
Visitation will continue at 9 a.m. Friday, followed by a service at 10 a.m.
Burial will follow at Homelani Memorial Park. The family requests aloha attire.
Gov. Linda Lingle announced last week that the state flag will be flown at half-staff in Dela Cruz's honor.
Dela Cruz is survived by son John Jr.; daughters Josephine "Jojo" Tanimoto, Jo-Ann L. Kalamau, Jeanah Ventura and Joanie Kealoha; brothers Joseph Jr., Wallace, Lindsey and Roy Aukai, and Hall Kaiwa; sisters Francis "Momi" Miller, Janet "Kahili" Ongoy, Eleanor "Darling" Beimes, Eloise Ishimine and Arlene Hudman; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.