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Vera Amoy Ermatinger

Vera Amoy Aina Ermatinger, age 87, passed away at her home on Saturday March 10th, 2018.  She was born on November 23rd, 1930 to Ah Kui and Julia Aina in Hilo, Hawaii.  She was the ninth child out of 18 siblings.  She was hanai to Solomon and Elizabeth Kanaele.  On December 30th, 1950, she married James G. Ermatinger Senior in Waikiki Honolulu, Hawaii.  They were married for 58 years until his passing in 2009.

She spent her early years in Hilo, Hawaii and attended Hilo High School.  She met her husband at the KMC in Hawaii National Park.  James was in the Air Force and worked for the Federal Government and they traveled to various parts of the world for his job.  Both of them liked to travel and enjoyed raising their children.    

She loved her family and was a strong, caring, optimistic, and wholesome wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.  She was a reserved person, but when she laughed, she could make the whole room light up with her.  She was very family oriented and planned many family gatherings and activities. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, listening to country music, and the arts of knitting and crocheting.. 

She looked forward to visiting her siblings and playing various card games with them, especially Rummy and Trumps.  She gave service where she could and was a member of the LDS church. She loved the Lord and followed the teachings of Jesus Christ. 

She is survived by her sisters, Nani Villaverde and Myra Aina-Paul and her brother, Henry Aina and adopted brother, Edward Aina all residing in Hilo, Hawaii, her children:  Jim (Lilian), Rex (Rita), Janice, Alex, Bryan (Donna), Kalikolehua , 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son Charles, eight brothers: Ah Kui Edward, Charles, Raymond, William, Kanekoa, Frederic, Noah, and adopted brother, Kalani, and five sisters: Miriam, Lei Lani, Puaokina, Jane, and Kathleen.  The family would like to send a special “Thanks” to the Hospice for Utah’s staff:   CNAs: Debbie, Tammy, Brittany, and Kylee and Nurses, Alice and Rita for taking care of mom and Jed, Julia, and Gaylen for additional support.  

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11 am at the LDS Church located at 3270 Orchard Ave, Ogden, Utah.  A viewing will be held from 9:45 to 10:30 am prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11 am at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 S Camp Williams Rd, Bluffdale Utah.


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Guestbook

Janice,
I was sorry to hear about your mom. No matter when a Mom dies, she is always missed. I hope that you find comfort in your friends and family. A big hug from me. Cam Meyer

Cam Meyer Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM

Janice, I am so sorry to learn of your dear mother's passing. You always spoke of her so fondly, and took such good care of her. Surely she left this life knowing she was loved well! May you find peace and comfort in your many memories, until you meet again.

Joi Lin Olsen Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Janice & Family, Sending you deepest condolences in the loss of your Dear Mother Vera. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and May Our Heavenly Father Bless and Keep you Always, Sending Lots of Love & Hugs, Bill & Cheryl Lyons & Family

Bill Lyons Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vera Ermatinger

Bill Lyons Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vera Ermatinger

Valerie Del Rio Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vera Ermatinger

Jody Rose Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vera Ermatinger

Debbie Campbell Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM

Janice and family, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I know you were very close. Its hard to lose our moms. Take care and know Im thinking of you at this difficult time.

Debbie Campbell Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM

Janice and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I know you were very close. Its so hard to lose our moms. Take care and know that Im thinking of you at this difficult time.

Debbie Campbell Mar 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vera Ermatinger

Ava Antonich Tracy Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM