Ke Kukui Foundation


Our beloved Aunty Deva passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 9, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. We thank everyone in the community for your support and love for Aunty Deva and the legacy she has created over the last 19 years here in Vancouver, WA.  She touched the lives of many, and her important work will continue on through the non-profit organization she founded, Ke Kukui Foundation and her halau hula, Kaleinani o ke Kukui. 

We invite you to join us in Aunty Deva's Celebration of Life. She asked for a Pa`ina (party), where everyone can enjoy themselves, singing, dancing, and having a grand time together.  We hope you can join us!



Aunty Deva's Celebration of Life

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Location: Pearson Air Museum Historic Hangar

Formal service: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Celebration of Life/Pa`ina:  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Aloha attire. Light refreshments will be served.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Deva Yamashiro Memorial Fund. Checks can be sent to:

Ke Kukui Foundation
c/o Deva Yamashiro Memorial Fund
PO Box 821792
Vancouver, WA 98682


In preparation for this event, we ask that you send scanned or jpeg photos to be included in a slideshow via email to [email protected] by November 3, 2017.  Hard copies will be mailed
back - please include your return address. 

Hard copy photos can be mailed to: 

Ke Kukui Foundation
c/o Kapuanani
PO Box 821792
Vancouver, WA 98682


Also, as a token of love for the family, you are invited to prepare an 8 1/2 x11" memory book/scrapbook paper in a sheet protector, which will be added to a binder at the service. Please include photos, quotes, or how ever you would like to remember Aunty Deva on this paper.