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Aunty Beverly Noa remembered as Hawaii's hula maiden

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With beauty and grace, aunty Beverly Noa's lovely hula hands could transport you to a hula heaven. 

Remembered for her poised performances at venues like the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Noa perfected her craft. 

"When she bit into something, she really learned about it and did it all the way. You know, all the way. And she learned what she didn't know and she applied it,"  Marlene Sai, a Hawaii singer said. 

Distinguishing herself as a premier hula solo-ist early on, Noa rose to what many would consider 'hula royalty.'

"But to us, she was mommy. She did that and she blessed the community. She was mom, and she did such a good job. And she was our love, our joy and she was for the big community," Fred Noa, Beverly's son said. 

Behind her brilliant spot-light, Noa took on two roles. 

"Single mothers, they always came first. You know they always came first," Sai said. 

A mother of two sons, Fred Noa and well-known Hawaii chef Ed Kenney, she loved and was loved by the people who surrounded her. 

Even through her years battling cancer, she never let her vibrance for life fade. 

"Never, never ever. And you know, she was so strong. A determined person and it went all the up to the very end where it was time to be pau," Sai said. 

For the woman who touched so many lives, and left lasting impressions.

"Just knowing her and being friends with her was special," Sai said. 

She will forever be remembered as Hawaii's hula maiden with the loveliest hula hands. 

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