Ruth “Maunahina” Gagne
APRIL 24, 1937 – JAN. 26, 2021
(Anaheim, Calif.) – Maunahina Gagne passed away peacefully in an Anaheim Hospital with all of her ʻohana around her until she took her last breath. Maunahina was 82 years old. She was born on April 24, 1937, to parents Herbert McCabe and Virginia Padeken at Kahuku Hospital and raised in Kaʻaʻawa, Oʻahu.
She loved playing the ʻukulele and dancing hula. She danced for Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela and Hālau Moaniʻaʻala Anuhea in Southern California.
Maunahina is survived by her husband James “Kimo” Gagne who was in the Marine Corps. Maunahina and James celebrated 63 years of marriage on Nov. 3, 2020. Maunahina is survived by four children, daughters Stephanie Cunningham, Cynthia Garcia, and Virginia Cortez, and son, Patrick Gagne, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Maunahina gave up hula because of her health; she loved hula so much. We know she is dancing with the hula angels in heaven and is at peace. We will miss her always.
The Love of a Mother and Tutu is Life’s Greatest Blessing.