Audene Barlow

Obituary
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Anchorage resident Audene Noelani Kapuni Barlow, 57, died July 28, 2008, at home after battling a long illness.
A visitation will be at 2 p.m. Monday with the service at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Vincent Blanco will officiate. An additional service will be Aug. 9 at DoDo Mortuary in Hilo, Hawaii, where her cremated remains will be scattered. Pallbearers include Cameron Evans, Noa Barlow, J.R. Degala, Ryan Casey, Charlie MacBeath and Larry Nakea.
Audene was born Oct. 31, 1950, in Hilo. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic School and the University of Hawaii and studied Hawaiian tourism business management.
She became a resident of Alaska on July 17, 1980. She was an owner of Hale O Na Pua between 1984 and 1990; then she worked as a manager at Hawaiian Airlines from 1985 to 1997. Since that time, she had worked as airport services manager for Cathay Pacific Airways.
She loved teaching and dancing hula. She was a professional floral designer and avid golfer. She loved to sew, read and bartend. She also enjoyed being a tour director. She received the North American Inspiration Excellence Award in 2001, 2002 and 2003 from Cathay Pacific Airways.
She was affiliated with Na Keiki o Hawaii, HCC, Association of Hawaiian Civil Clubs, Wacky Women's Golf Club and the Alaska Hawaii Culture Foundation.
Her family wrote: "Audene was a loving mother, daughter, sister and wife. She was a very unselfish person who was willing to help anyone before she was asked. She enjoyed spreading the spirit of aloha as well as the Hawaiian culture, which she was very proud of. Audene's smile and laughter were always contagious and she will be remembered for that."
Survivors include her husband, Jon Barlow; son, Noa Barlow; and daughter, Kanoe Barlow, all of Anchorage; mother, Noelani Kapuni; sister, Johnette "Toy" Kapuni; and brothers, John "Finoke" Kapuni III and Raynard "Ray" Kapuni, all of Hilo.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Kapuni Jr., and brother, Duane Kapuni.
Memorial donations may be made at any branch of Alaska USA FCU, account No. 1162993, or to Noa Barlow, 4206 Cope St., Anchorage 99503.
Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4, 2008