Jose Libed Layaoen passed away at his Kilauea home surrounded by family on March 28, 2021, at the age of 95. Born on September 19, 1925 in Baay, Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He worked at Kilauea Sugar Plantation and retired from Lihue Sugar Plantation.
He was preceded in death by his parents Genaro & Modesta Layaoen; stepmother, Segundina Layaoen; brother, Efren Layaoen; sister-in-law, Resurreccion Layaoen, and Brother-in-law Resty Parubrub.
Jose is survived by his loving wife of 75 years Cristeta Gallego Layaoen; Sons, Francis (Lilay) Layaoen of Kilauea, Jesse (Margie) Layaoen of Kilauea and Jose Jr. (Nuevelyn) Layaoen of Kilauea; daughters, Eliza (Cresencio) Garcia of Kilauea, Welly (Larry) Pasion of Santa Ana and Diane (Clark) Collier of Paola, Kansas; Brother, Mac (Dely) Layaoen of Koloa; Sister, Magdalena Layaoen Parubrub of Kekaha; Grandchildren, Lani (Aaron) Cummings, Frank “Kimo” (Christie) Layaoen, Liza (Jeremy) Pope, Lynn (Jason) Nelson, Eileen (Dennis) Cadiente, Julie (Robert) De Mond, Cris Garcia, Lawrence Pasion, Lianne (Keola) Taniguchi, Christine (Andrew) Abalos, Leah (Bryson) Ragsac, Matthew Collier, Allyson (Alex) Mooney, Jordan Layaoen, Joshua Layaoen; 26 great-grandchildren, and many nephews, nieces, loving friends and relatives.
A viewing will be held at Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home on Saturday April 17, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at New Hope Kilauea on Sunday April 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at 12:00 p.m. at Kilauea Japanese Cemetery.
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