Dolores "Dolly" Leilani Saupan, was born on June 25, 1937. She was married to Roberto “Joe” Saupan Sr of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur Philippines from June 11, 1955 to July 11, 2005. They were forever reunited on February 27, 2023.
She is survived by her five chlidren Bob (John) of Federal Way, WA, Judy of Kent, WA, James of Tacoma, WA, Jeanne (Sol) Posner of Honolulu, HI and June (Clyde) Ebert of Anchorage, AK; five grandchildren Briana, Solomon, Justine, Jourdan, Dylan and five great grandchildren Ilyas, Brixton, Elise, Roczen, Isla; sister May Rosales of Mililani; many loving relatives and friends.
She attended Puuhale Elementary, Kalākaua Intermediate and Farrington High School.
Dolores was a dialysis patient at the DSI Pearlridge at Pearlridge Center and Liberty Dialysis Hawaii in Salt Lake clinics where she formed many friendships. She was also a patient of Kaiser Permanente and always enjoyed periodic check ups where she could talk story and bring butter mochi to the doctors and staff.
She had many creative passions. Working with silk flowers and making fabulous arrangements. Then there were many hours spent crocheting blankets. In her later years, her love of sewing shined through. Whether it be sewing curtains, pillows or patchwork blankets. Many family and friends still have one or all of these cherished creations.
Not to be forgotten was her love of cooking. And she enjoyed sharing this love every year at her New Year's Day parties. Some of the favorites were the teri-burgers, chicken long rice, potato leaf salad, pork gisantes, sari sari, dinuguan and chicken luau.
She also liked to travel. There were many trips to Vegas because Joe loved to gamble. But mostly just visiting family in Seattle, Anchorage, Portland and Boston.
These passions for travel, art and cooking are shared by all her children.
Dolores retired from a career in the hospitality industry, starting as a maid then moving up the ladder to Executive Housekeeper. She worked at The Plaza Hotel, Sheraton Makaha, Sheraton Waikiki, and Kuhio Palms. Again, forming many lasting friendships.
Dolores is pre-deceased by Parents Norberto and Elizabeth (Kapeamu) Cabugon, Brothers: Gino and Johnny and Sister: Clara Williams.
Services will be held on May 24, 2023 at
Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary
10am - 11am Visitation & Services
Following we invite all to join us for lunch & sharing of memories in the Dining Hall
The Family asks that in lieu of a monetary gift that a gift of lei is brought instead.
To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.