The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001069614-01
Funeral Notices


Age 82, was called home to be with the Lord on January 25, 2018. She now rests peacefully with her beloved husband James K. Akiona Jr., her son Paul and daughter Doreen. Irene was beautiful, elegant and happy, always wearing a smile and inspiring all who knew her. Irene had hugs and kind words for everyone, she is greatly missed! Irene is a graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy c/o 1953 and retired from Hawaiian Airlines. She was also a Foster Parent for several youths. Irene was a proud Mo’i Wahine for Aloha Week Festivals in 1986 and an avid Pau Rider. She is survived by her daughter Bernadine Kaluhiwa (Roland) sons John (Nora) and Mark (Johnen) and sisters Shirley Mae Spencer and Nancy Viernes. Irene has 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Services will be held on Friday, Feb 2nd, 2018 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary with visitation 9:00 am Services 10am and Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park with lunch to follow. Aloha Attire.