Eugene R. Kauhane, 87 years old, passed away on October 19, 2021. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 41 years.

   Eugene R. Kauhane was born on August 17, 1934 to Robert P. Kauhane and Annette (Chong) Kauhane in Honolulu, HI.  On February 6, 1960, he married Gloria Ann Kauhane in Salina, KS.

   He is survived by his sons: Rodney (wife, Sharon) of Savannah, GA, and Bradley (wife, Mary) of Colorado Springs, CO; his sister, Velma Warpole; his grandchildren, Derek Kauhane, Kristen Kauhane, Erin Kauhane, Bethany Hendricks (husband, Cameron), Audrey Kauhane, James Kauhane; and his great-grandchild, Vera Long; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Ann Kauhane, and his daughter, Lisa Kauhane; his brothers, Robert Kauhane and Harry Kauhane; and his sister, Gladys Slabaugh.

   Eugene was fond of woodworking, loved to cook, and was a big fan of the Denver Broncos.  He was a devout Catholic and was a member of Mary Help of Christians.  He attended Kaimuki school in Honolulu, HI, and graduated in 1953.  He served in the United States Air Force for 26 years, including a tour of duty in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Being in the military required him and his family to move to various places, including Montana, Japan, Kansas, Virginia, and California.  He was dedicated to his military service and was a very generous and loving man. 

   A visitation will be held at 8:30am with the Rosary at 9:30am on the 28th of October at Mary Help of Christians, 920 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, and followed by a funeral Mass at the same location. The burial will be at the Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80925 at 12pm. A reception will be held at the church following the burial.

   Memorials in Eugene’s name may be made to ASPCA, and the USO.

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  1. The best man we have ever known! Love to you all!


  3. We are thinking of you all Prayers RIP Ron you were an awesome brother in law sorry we couldnt have spent more time together but i have so many incredible memories from my child hood thanks for making me a pineapple pie too wish I had the recipe now

  4. Served with Ed for two years at Itazuke AB. Wonderful leader and I’m sorry to hear of his passing.

  5. RIP!

  6. I am so sorry for your loss! I enjoyed knowing Ron as a part of our family for all these years! Enjoyed his sense of humor as well as his sense of honor! We promoted him from “honorary cousin” to “cousin” several years ago! He was a positive addition to all the lives he touched. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Cousin Shelia

  7. From the Noonan Family in Colorado Springs, our deepest condolences to the Kauhane family. May God give you the strength during this sad time.

  8. The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Mr. Kauhane’s 26 years of service to our country in the Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley SFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

    Steve Young
    Lt Col, USAF, Ret
    Director, Buckley SFB RAO

  9. Our deepest condolences to the Kauhane family for the loss of your ‘Bala’, beloved father & grandfather. May he rest in peace and may your hearts be filled with peace.
    Tom & Karen Hackman

  10. All my best to Brad, Rodney, and the rest of the family. Bala and his banana bread will be missed! 🙂

  11. Your father will be greatly missed by all who knew him, including me.
    Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him, O Lord;
    And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him;
    May the Divine Assistance Remain Always With Us;
    And May the Souls of the Faithful Departed;
    Through the Mercy of God;
    May They Rest In Peace.

  12. Condolences to you and your family brad may his humble soul rest in peace

    1. We are sending condolences to you Rodney and Bradley and your families. We are so sorry to hear about your dad.
      We enjoyed your parents so much and we have been remembering the good times we had with them especially when they lived in Salina, Ks. They were so much fun and we were always amazed at your dad and how quickly he became professional when he put on his uniform and badge as he got ready for work at Schilling Air Base.

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