The HRC `Ohana lovingly remembers our beloved Kumu Hula Aunty Moodette Keli`iho`omalu Ka`apana
|Aunty Moody remembered...|
|Honolulu Star Advertiser - Feature Moodette Ka’apana / 1954 – 2015|
|KBCS Radio - Aloha Auntie Moody|
|KUOW.org - Seattle Hula Expert Moodette Ka'apana...|
|YouTube - Northwest Stories: Hawaiian Hula|
|Facebook - Hālau Hula Pulamahiaikalikolehua|
|LinkedIn - Moodette Kaapana - Entreprenuer, Administrator, Kumu Hula, Mom|
|Twitter - Seattle's Hawaiian community mourns loss of its beloved Auntie|
|Twitter - A remembrance of Moodette Ka'apana, a Seattle kumu hula|
|Highline Public Schools - In Memoriam - service information for Moody|
|Notable Today - recognizes Moodette Kaapana - Kaapana named as among most notable persons|
|Bonney-Watson celebrating the life of Moodette Leimomi Ka'apana|
|Legacy.com - Condolences|
Aloha e ʻAnakē Moodette
Aloha e ʻAnakē Moodette Keliʻihoʻomalu Kaʻapana. E haʻo ʻia ʻoe. Mahalo aku au iā ʻoe. ʻO ʻoe
kuʻu kaikuahine mua a me kaʻu kumu. Mahalo aku au iā ʻAnakala Dougie a me Kalehua i ko ʻolua ʻae ʻana i ko mākou mau manawa iki makamae me kāu wahine aloha a me kou makuahine nani.
E haʻo ʻia ʻoe, e ʻAnake, i kau a kau e ka ʻohana Gomes, ʻo Denise, ʻAnakē Keniki, a me Micah Kaleoʻokalani!
ke aloha piha,
Aloha e ʻAnakē Moodette
Aloha Auntie Moodette Keliʻihoʻomalu Kaʻapana. You will be missed. I appreciate you. You are my elder sister and my kumu. I thank Uncle Dougie and Kalehua for allowing me to share great moments with your beloved wife and your beautiful mother.
You will be missed, Auntie, always by the Gomes ʻohana, Denise, Aunty Keniki, and Micah Kaleoʻokalani!
me ke aloha
Today we lost our Hawai'i Radio Connection resident kumu. It's still shocking me to think she is gone - who will be there to share the legends, hula moves and gently correct when we get pronunciation wrong. Aunty Moody will always be there to remind us of the significance and representation Hawaiian music and dance bring. We send the Ka'apana ohana all our love and aloha! Mic 3 will never be same again Aunty!Maile Lono, Host Hawai`i Radio Connection
Moodette Keli`iho`omalu Ka`apana left our world too soon and in her peak years as kumu hula. How poignant that she took flight during this week of the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo. But she lives on in her family and friends, and in her dances and haumana. Mahalo nui loa Aunty Moody for your grace and your gifts. Aloha `oe until we meet again.
Me ke aloha pumehana,
Aloha- on behalf of all the staff at KBCS, our hearts go out to the Ka’apana family over the passing of Moody. Their loss is our loss as well. She will be missed here at KBCS and in the community whose lives she touched with her spirit and love of the Hawaiian culture.
Kalabash Uncle Steve Ramsey, General Manager KBCS
It is through tearful eyes that I send out this sorrowful news. Aunty Moody has been a loving friend, a patient teacher, and a cheerful radio co-host for me for about 15 years. Her tireless work on behalf of the Hawaiian community in this region always lifted and inspired so many of us. In a world of division, she was an unflagging proponent of togetherness.
Gregg Porter, KUOW Announcer, Hawai’i Radio Connection Host
Moody was one of the first Hawai'i community people I met (at a hula workshop) in 1976, shortly after moving here to Seattle (to attend UW). Being a member of the local historical costume society, I sought Moody's assistance in the dress code, especially during the Monarchy Period and borrowed some HOLOKU patterns from her. She was nice enough to come to my house (when I had one! LOL) to loan me the patterns and I showed her some Hawaiian dolls, books and other Hawaiiana "memorabilia." I was very happy that she became part of the Board at Wing Luke Museum for the Exhibit of Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest. Whenever anyone asked me about hula lessons in the Seattle area, I always referred them to Moody's halau.
I will miss her immensely!
Beverly Mendheim,Loyal Hawai`i Radio Connection listener
|For Aunties Celebration of
Aloha Kakahiaka-Aloha Kakou,
I’m Stephen Braddah Gomes.
First, I want to say I’m honored, blessed and humbled to be asked
to speak to you today at this celebration of life for Auntie
Moodette Ann Leilani Keliihoomalau Kaapana.
I want to thank Uncle Dougie Kaapana and daughter Kalehua
Kaapana for all the valuable time you gave all of us, for allowing
us to feel the Aloha from your wonderful wife and mother.
I want to extend my Aloha to Moodette’s amazing ‘ohana.
Mother Evelyn Keliihoomalu, sisters: Cathy, Tracy and Jaydeen and brother Moody.
And an Aloha Nui to Uncle Dougie’s ‘ohana Darwin “Puch”
Keli`i, Dean Kau’i, Daniel Kuhio, Dion Kalani, Dale Kauhi and
Barbara Ululani. Mahalo nui loa for being here.
I’m still in denial. I can’t believe my big sista is not with us.
I have sooo many wonderful memories and moments with Auntie.
What a magnificent person… So full of Aloha…And the best sense of humor ever.
A true Tita.
You left an incredible legacy for your Halau
I will miss you.