Williet Hakaleleponi Cockett Medeiros
Williet Hakaleleponi Cockett Medeiros, 67, of Wailuku, passed away on April 6, 2018 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on June 3, 1950 in Wailuku, Maui.
Williet “Auntie Poni” graduated from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Class of 1968. She attended the University of Nevada-Reno, and graduated from UH Maui in the mid 90’s. She worked at Maui Prince Hotel, Maui News, Alu Like, Kamehameha Preschools Maui and Keiki’O Ka Aina. Poni served the Maui community on many board of directors to provide a voice for young children.
She retired from her passion of early childhood education in May 2016 and was enjoying her time with her ohana especially her grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at Kings Cathedral on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. with service at 6 p.m.
Williet is survived by her husband of almost 30 years, Bill “Bill John” Medeiros; children, Nicole “Niki-Lei” Pagan, Mahie Ismail, Billye-Mae Martin, BJ Medeiros, Christian Johnson, and Joshua Medeiros; parents, Leina’ala Kihm (of Waikapu) and Gordon Cockett (of Lahaina); siblings, Sheridan Cockett, Craig Cockett, Carla Lum Uesato (John V. Cockett II – deceased); 20 grandchildren including 1 deceased; and 3 great-grandchildren.