Laila Ann Ho’oululani Jones Chong Malina

Laila Ann Ho’oululani Jones Chong Malina

May 1, 1940 – April 10, 2022

“And now these three remain:

Faith, hope and love.

But the greatest of these is love.”

1st Corinthians 13:13


Laila Ann Ho’oululani Jones Chong Malina was born on May 1,1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii, daughter of Edward Chong and Ruth Jones Chong. Laila was 81 years when she passed away peacefully in Las Vegas, Nevada on Palm Sunday, April 10th, 2022 with her new change of address to Heaven;

Beloved Mother to Ryan Malina, Regan Malina, Lori Ann Malina-Lovell (Johnny), and Rodd Malina (Sandee);

Adoring Grandmother to Sarah (Mack), Sharon, Walter Jr. (Molly), Timothy, Josiah, Cody, Jurnee and Amaree;

Doting Great Grandmother to Ki’ele, Noah and Aleesia (expected); and much loved by her nephews, nieces and extended family; and

Dear Sister, survived by her sisters Marybeth Aoyagi and Ruth Silberstein (Miles).

Laila was preceded in death by her parents and her older brother Louis Thaddeus Jones.

Laila was a graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy, Class of ‘58, having served 4 years as Class Secretary and known by her classmates as “Sweet Laila.” She attended the University of Hawaii and was employed for a while at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. She shared her strong faith in God with others from Catholic and Assembly of God denominations and continued to do so even after moving to Las Vegas to be with her family. She enjoyed traveling, knitting, baking, flower arrangements, listening to worship music, writing and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Laila’s favorite expression with which she would sign her cards and letters was “Me ke aloha pumehana” (with warmest love). She will be warmly and lovingly remembered and will be greatly missed.

The family of Laila Ann Malina is being served by Simple Cremations in Henderson, Nevada and will be served in the coming months by Diamond Head Memorial Park in Honolulu, Hawaii for Laila’s Celebration of Life. Please view the online obituary and share posts of condolences and memories at

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