The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001340790-01
Funeral Notices


77, of Manoa, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2021. Valerie grew up in Kaimuki, graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1962, and received her BS in Business and Economics from Brigham Young University, Provo in 1966.

Valerie had a colorful career in business, politics and land management. She was a gifted intellect with a love for learning. She kept her faith, her family and her dogs close to her heart. She enjoyed singing, tennis, reading and flower leis. She was warm, kind, generous and loved to help people.

Valerie is predeceased by husband Fred Trotter.

She is survived by daughter Lawana Mendes Collier (Brandon); son Kai Mendes (Heather); grandchildren: Quintin, Madison and Peyton Collier, Kalae, Kona and Kawailani Mendes; sisters: Viola Moon, Valli Watson (Clifford), and brother Abraham Lota (Ulu).

Services planned, delayed by COVID, please email to be notified.
Arrangements Provided By:
Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel