Darlene Mahealani 'Ahulau' Mosqueda

Jul 14, 1955 - Jul 16, 2012


 Darlene Mahealani Mosqueda (Ahulau), went  to “paradise” on  July 16, 2012  in Elk Grove, CA after a long battle with brain cancer.

Born July 14, 1955 in Long Beach, CA she was the second daughter of the late Mavis Pearl (Lake Ahulau) Torres and the late Gabriel Huli Ahulau II. Raised in Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawaii she was always proud of her Hawaiian roots and embraced her culture. Her family relocated to West Sacramento where she attended James Marshall HS and Sacramento City College. A former model and 32 year employee of the Ca. Dept. of Motor Vehicles, she loved antiques, coin collecting, music and lobster! She lived her life with the “Spirit of Aloha”, always having a heart for those less fortunate and willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Darlene was the dedicated wife of Mark Steven Mosqueda. She was a proud mother to Monica Lanakila (Baptista) King and Joshua Kapono Mosqueda and loving mother- in- law to her “favorite son-in-law”, Brian King Jr.  Adoring “Nana” to Isaiah Kekoa, Elijah I’kaika, and Jeremiah Koali’I and was completely awestruck by her only granddaughter and namesake, Selah Kalina Mahealani King, the source of many of her last smiles.

She is also survived by her sister Jaqueline Tafoya (Richard), and Gwendolyn Lopez (Victor). She was the daughter –in –law to Frank and Ann Mosqueda, sister-in-law to Dean Mosqueda ( Mary), Debbie McCoy (Ed) & Dan Mosqueda (Janet).

She was preceded in death by her only brother Gabriel”Skip” Ahulau III.  She was blessed with many nieces & nephews whom she loved dearly. Sister- in-love to Vita Voluntad, Rose Parsley & Bella Valdovinos.

She had many cherished friends that became “ohana”.


  • Marshall Mitchell says:

    My prayers continue to be with Jackie and all of Darlene’s family. Continue to cherish the many memories you have of her life and the times that you shared.

  • Lyn McKim Strobehn says:

    Mark and family, You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Darlene was a beautiful, warm, and loving woman. I treasure the times we shared. May memories of her love and laughter bring you comfort during the next days, weeks and months.

  • Maria Valim says:

    To Darlene’s family and friends, I’m so sorry for your lost, Darlene was a beautiful woman inside & out, and I believe that her beautiful soul is with God in heaven now. I pray that God give you guys the strength to get through this difficult time.

  • paul & sherry gallegos (garvin) says:

    jackie and family darlene will be miss alot she had the most beatiful smile ever. i remember her way back when we went to high school to gather she was a freshmen when we were senior. miss her and our prayer are with you and her family

  • Mark and Vicky Vigario says:

    Mark, Know that you any your family are in our prayers. Though the loss is hard, what a great comfort it is knowing that she is with our Lord and Savior and that you will, one day, be able to see her again. We will always remember you and Darlene as we look back on all of the memories we built in our marriage group. Let God be your strength through this time.

  • Vi Silveus says:

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Darlene’s Family and Friends, May you feel God’s presence and comfort as you grieve at this difficult time.

  • Dorothy Belcher says:

    Darlene will alwasy be remembered for her beautiful smile and warm heart. She always was kind to me and the boys when we gathered for Janet and Dan’s get togethers. She fought like a trouper through this. My prayers are with you Mark, Monica and Joshua. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Jerry & Nadine says:

    Aloha our friend…We will always remember your beautiful smile and heart warming laugh. Our lives and the lives of our children (Ryan, Sara & Derek) are richer because of you. Mark, Monica & Josh – she will always be a part of you and know that her love for each of you is infinite…You will see her again. Praying for all of you.

  • Nhia Vang says:

    Sending warmest love from my heart to you and the family. It’s very difficult and sadden for me to have Darlene leave us, but of course we have to let her go because now she is at peace and pain free. Darlene will always be in my heart and never will be isolated from me (us). Nhia- MA with Dr. Nora Wu.

  • Frank and Mary Martinez says:

    Our thoughts and prayers in your time of loss. Look back to the times of joy and embrace them now as she enjoys our ultimate joy in heaven. Hugs to you all, Frankie and Mary

  • Grace Norton says:

    Dan and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to the Mosqueda family. Our prayers are with you at this time of sarrow. She will live in your heart forever. May laughter soon replace those tears of sarrow and pain. Keep Darlene’s memory in all the good times you had. May Darlene Rest in Peace. May our Heavely Father be with you…

  • Dean Taise says:

    Mark, Monica, Joshua, Brian, and rest of family/ohana; I am so sorry for your loss of Darlene and who she was to all of you. Praying for you all at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the love for one another and the fond memories of the love and beauty of Darlene; and the Peace and Hope in the love of Jesus. Thoughts and prayers to you…

  • Rod & Debbie Alderson says:

    Darlene was so full of life and laughter. We enjoyed being with both Mark and Darlene. She will be missed. Know she is in no pain, and at peace with her God. Mark and family you are in our prayers.

  • Lucinda Barrera says:

    Darlene’s family I’m sorry for your loss she was a beautiful person honor her life with your’s. Lucinda Barrera

  • Cindee Voluntad says:

    Mark, I’m sad about your loss. I miss Darlene, but I know she is in an better place. Love you

  • Mark and Daryl Lynn Aguilar says:

    Mark, Jackie, Gwen and Ohana, Our hearts are filled with sorrow for the loss of our dear Darlene: a wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. We will miss her presence, her love, her warmth, and her friendship. But it is with great consolation that we know where she is and whose she is. She is with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and one day we will see her. God’s blessings to you all. Me Kealoha Pumehana

  • Lillie S. Bean says:

    To the Mosqueda and Tafoya families, my heart goes out to you during this difficult time with the passing of your dear loved one, Darlene. The scripture tells us God will dry every tear from our eyes and we will see our loved ones again. In this we hold on to God’s promises and unchanging hand. Sincerely, Lillie S. Bean and Family

  • Sharon & Randy Props says:

    I will miss your loving attitude and smile, however, I will see you again and we will spend an eternity together on the streets of gold and in a mansion no less. Mark, I want you to know I am proud of you and all you did while taking care and loving Darlene the way you did – you are a very special man – Monica, I do no how hard it is to lose a mother, keep strong and be there for your DAD he will need you..Love and Prayers, Sharon and Randy Props

  • Tony & Ellie Moniz says:

    We will miss all the crazy things we did as a couple.You had a big heart and gave the World what it needed most “Love”. You served God well and he is pleased with you. I will miss you my “Buddy”

  • Linda K. Packard Smith says:

    Most of my memories of Darlene go way back to high school. She and Jackie lived in a house on my way to and from school. I remember with deep fondness that we were able to “catch up” on what was going on in our lives. I know she will be missed here on earth, but she is in paradise now with no worries or pain. Aloha, Darlene.

  • Debbie McCoy says:

    Darlene,a very special sister in law I’m going to miss you so much we had alot of fun together and laughed a few years back that we would grow old together singing “I want to be a old woman” as were rocking in our chairs. Rest and one day all see you again. Love you Mark take care of your self. Love Debbie

  • Irene k (Midel) Silva says:

    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your beautiful wife, mother,grandmother,and partner for life. Darlene grew up in Keaukaha in her younger days and I will cherish those years that I knew her. She was a fun loving and spirited person. Now no pain or suffering. God be with you and your family. Love and Aloha, Irene Silva

  • Amanda Wilson says:

    Prayers for Darlene and her family.

  • Sandi campbell says:

    Mark and family, I am so terribly sad about your loss. Words fail at such a time. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Sandi Campbell (MCSP)

  • Paul and Rose Parsley says:

    Darlene entered our lives when she met and married my younger brother, Nick. She was a kind, giving, and loving human being with such a big heart. Although her and my brother divorced, she was always a member of our family. We will always love her and fond memories will remain in our hearts forever. Rest in peace Darlene and give our love to our family and friends in heaven.

  • Erica Spinelli says:

    Auntie~ Missing you so much! In Heaven … with my Dad! No more pain or suffering, knowing that, puts my heart at ease! You will be greatly missed! Love you! Erica

  • Dennis Greenhalgh says:

    Mark, My thoughts and Prayers are with you my friend.

  • Vita Voluntad says:

    I will always remember you. It has been four years since your passing and I miss your frienship so much.

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