About Us | Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

About Us

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Founded in 1963 by Mr. Paul Trousdale, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park has served the community by providing a place of peace and serenity for loved ones.

Located on the Windward side of Oahu, the cemetery is nestled in a cleft of the Pali and home to wild peacocks and hundreds of Japanese koi carp swim in our waters. The property is surrounded by a natural amphitheater of mountains which overlook the ocean. The views from Inspiration Chapel are spectacular.


The cemetery's gardens honor many faiths including Christianity and Buddhism. A replica of Japan's 950-year-old Byodo-In stands in the Temple of Equality. The original, made of wood, stands in Uji, on the outskirts of Kyoto; the Hawaiian version, made of concrete, was erected in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.


Our Valued Staff

Dennis Boser Jr.

Dennis Boser Jr., Area Operations Director


Cherie Akina

Cherie Akina, Office Manager


Scott  Bell

Scott Bell, Safety & Services Manager


Ryan Kozuma

Ryan Kozuma, Assistant General Manager


Judy Barnes

Judy Barnes, Gift Shop Manager


Ben  Bugarin

Ben Bugarin, General Superintendent


Bishop Fukuhara

Bishop Fukuhara, Byodo-In Temple


Jill Talakai

Jill Talakai, Senior Clerical & Administrative Specialist


Marinda Pacyau

Marinda Pacyau, Clerical & Admin Specialist


Minda Agapay

Minda Agapay, Clerical & Admin Specialist


Sharmaine Gladys Agapay-Bonoan

Sharmaine Gladys Agapay-Bonoan, Clerical & Admin Specialist


Agnes Bolosan

Agnes Bolosan, Clerical & Admin Specialist


Gina Ramos

Gina Ramos, Admin & Clerical Specialist


Julia Summo

Julia Summo, Receptionist


Naomi Hanawahine

Naomi Hanawahine, Receptionist


Cassia Carvalho-Palado

Cassia Carvalho-Palado, Receptionist


Jane Tibuyen

Jane Tibuyen, Family Service Counselor


Cathy Lau

Cathy Lau, Community Service Counselor


Louie Funtanilla

Louie Funtanilla, Family Service Counselor


Teal Lopez

Teal Lopez, Family Service Counselor


Brian Baker

Brian Baker, Family Service Counselor


Mamie Collins

Mamie Collins, Family Service Counselor


Leif Choi

Leif Choi, Family Service Counselor


Leann Kaawa

Leann Kaawa, Family Service Counselor


Desiree Maldonado

Desiree Maldonado, Family Service Supervisor


Blaise Evans Heneralau

Blaise Evans Heneralau, Family Service Counselor


Paul Park

Paul Park, Community Service Counselor


Sharlene Fujisato

Sharlene Fujisato, Community Service Counselor


Necy Quiddaoen

Necy Quiddaoen, Clerical & Administrative Specialist


Joey Paraan

Joey Paraan, Community Service Counselor


Jordanee Kanei

Jordanee Kanei, Gift Shop Associate


Dane Konishi

Dane Konishi, Community Service Counselor


Tricia Iseri

Tricia Iseri, Community Service Counselor


Ernie Asuncion

Ernie Asuncion, Community Service Counselor


Wendy Yezzi

Wendy Yezzi, Community Counselor


Harumi Murayama

Harumi Murayama, Community Service Counselor


Kevin Muryama

Kevin Muryama, Community Service Counselor


Karen Ostborg

Karen Ostborg, Community Service Counselor


Jaelee  Heupel

Jaelee Heupel, Clerical and Administrative Specialist


William Kostron

William Kostron, Funeral Service Counselor


Marites Hokama

Marites Hokama, Community Service Counselor


Daniel  Chinn

Daniel Chinn, Community Service Counselor


Anthony Luciano

Anthony Luciano, Community Service Counselor


Les Meyers

Les Meyers, Community Service Counselor


Judeline Espiritu

Judeline Espiritu, Community Service Counselor


Cathy Smith Wong

Cathy Smith Wong, Community Service Counselor


Fred Collins

Fred Collins, Community Service Counselor


Cecilia Erlinda Rafanan

Cecilia Erlinda Rafanan, Community Service Counselor


Lucy Cablay

Lucy Cablay, Community Service Counselor


Roselynn Fernandez

Roselynn Fernandez, Community Service Counselor


Pacita Young

Pacita Young, Community Service Supervisor


Eleanor S Simon

Eleanor S Simon, Community Service Counselor


Michael C.N Sum

Michael C.N Sum, Community Service Counselor


Akiyo Miyamoto

Akiyo Miyamoto, Community Service Counselor


Kyoko Kawachi

Kyoko Kawachi, Community Service Counselor


Kellie Agno

Kellie Agno, Community Service Counselor


Fely Mariano

Fely Mariano, Community Service Counselor


Filomena Alhambra

Filomena Alhambra, Community Service Counselor


Germana Julian

Germana Julian, Community Service Counselor


Abigael Jose

Abigael Jose, Community Service Counselor


Gil Campbell

Gil Campbell, Community Service Counselor


Janet Lau

Janet Lau, Community Service Counselor


Leonila Ramirez

Leonila Ramirez, Community Service Counselor


Lydia Ventayen

Lydia Ventayen, Community Service Counselor


Maggie Damingo

Maggie Damingo, Community Service Counselor


Remie Carlos

Remie Carlos, Community Service Counselor


Ben Allen

Ben Allen, Safety & Services Associate


Makana Chaffee

Makana Chaffee, Safety & Services Associate


Jared Bauske

Jared Bauske, Safety & Services Associate


Jason Kamanu

Jason Kamanu, Safety & Services Associate


Bonifacia M Destacamento

Bonifacia M Destacamento, Housekeeper


Jesusa Cabie

Jesusa Cabie, Housekeeper


Antonina Delos Santos

Antonina Delos Santos, Housekeeping


Bonifacio Agapay

Bonifacio Agapay, Cemetery Caretaker


Francis Agustin

Francis Agustin, Cemetery Caretaker


Gabriel Bumanglag

Gabriel Bumanglag, Cemetery Caretaker


Goldwin Nastor

Goldwin Nastor, Cemetery Caretaker


Jimmy  De Los Santos

Jimmy De Los Santos, Cemetery Caretaker


Jimmy Tajon

Jimmy Tajon, Cemetery Caretaker


Jose Sarmiento

Jose Sarmiento, Cemetery Caretaker


Prudencio Bautista

Prudencio Bautista, Cemetery Caretaker


Tomas Estralilla Jr.

Tomas Estralilla Jr., Cemetery Caretaker


Edmund Pagdilao

Edmund Pagdilao, Cemetery Caretaker


Troy Garcia

Troy Garcia, Cemetery Caretaker


Geronimo Pagdilao

Geronimo Pagdilao, Cemetery Caretaker & Maintenance


Mariano Acdal

Mariano Acdal, Maintenance


Mario Viloria

Mario Viloria, Maintenance


Mariano Destacamento

Mariano Destacamento, Maintenance


Christen Kealoha

Christen Kealoha, Gift Shop Associate


Evan Takahana

Evan Takahana, Gift Shop Associate


Jenny Marshall

Jenny Marshall, Gift Shop Associate


Sara Quitt

Sara Quitt, Seminar Coordinator


Jonah Ganzagan

Jonah Ganzagan, Security


Kawika Cambra

Kawika Cambra, Security


Luther Harris

Luther Harris, Security