Frances "Aunty Lani" Māhealani Kekai Baltran Requilman Camp's Obituary - Honolulu, HI | Ever Loved


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Frances Māhealani Kekai Baltran (Beltran) Requilman Camp was born on May 16, 1946. She was raised in Papakōlea, Oʻahu surrounded by a dozen sibilings and many dozens more cousins. She was the daughter of Sarah K. Kekai, a manaleo, nurse, and traditional Hawaiian midwife, and John B. Requilman, the first licensed Filipino general contractor in Hawaiʻi. Growing up, she recovered from polio through Hawaiian medicines, swimming, hula, and the prayers of her mother. Her mother played a huge part in her life. She tried to impart her motherʻs wisdom to her children and grandchildren. Until her passing, she talked daily about returning to Papakōlea and how much she missed her mother.

She loved tennis, golf, art, slack key, hiking, gardening, driving around in the middle of the night, trucks, manapua, and musubis. She had great taste in poi and knew varieties by taste. She was widely read, open-minded, and enjoyed engaging with topics from spiritual practices to travels to her favorite sculptors. She knew Hawaiian from her mother. She also picked up on Ilocano and Tagalog from her father as well as Portuguese, Japanese, and Cantonese from her friends by ear. She was beautiful, extroverted, down to earth, and be of service to others. She had the best sense of humor in the world. Even when in pain, she could still crack a joke. Above all, she was good fun.

She was generous in love and gave everything she had to others without complaint.

She retired from the United States Air Force and the Hawai'i Army National Guard. She was dedicated to helping the Native Hawaiian community and was proud of her ancestors. 

She was protective of her family and inspired them in so many ways. She continues to inspire her family and others who met her.

Her memory continues through her husband, Robert Camp, and her children: John K. McGowan, Daniel K. McGowan, Rhonda McGowan, and Adam K. Manalo-Camp. She was beloved by her surviving grandchildren: Randall McGowan, Rachel McGowan, Renee Makamae McGowan, Keola Abiley, Dominique-Jordan Romano, Keola McGowan, Keoki McGowan, and Terina McGowan. She has a legacy of eleven great grandchildren.  She also considered the Luafalemana family as her hānai family.

She passed away on February 27, 2023 and has returned to Pō to embrace her mother and her ancestors.

A private ceremony will be held. 

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Frances "Aunty Lani" Camp