Family remembers skydive instructor killed in Kauai plane crash

Family remembers skydive instructor killed in Kauai plane crash
Published: May. 26, 2016 at 1:54 AM HST|Updated: May. 26, 2016 at 12:38 PM HST
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Wayne and Kaela Rose (Image: The Rose family)
Wayne and Kaela Rose (Image: The Rose family)
Wayne and Kaela Rose (Image: The Rose family)
Wayne and Kaela Rose (Image: The Rose family)

HANAPEPE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - "He was so thoughtful.  Anything I needed whether I knew I needed it or not he would provide it for me," said Kaela Rose.

From the first day they met Wayne Rose had his wife Kaela's back.  She was in Vegas for a dental conference and he was her sky dive instructor.  Five months later they were married.

"Best decision ever.  He's perfect and he was so humble and I don't think he knew how perfect and beautiful he was," said Kaela Rose.

On Monday the Skydive Kauai instructor was killed along with four other people when the plane they were on crashed just outside the Port Allen Airport.

The Rose family called Wayne a doer who wasn't afraid to take risks.

"I think a lot of people saw the things he was doing in life and thought wow he's crazy and wished they could do that and chase their dreams they way he did," said Wayne's twin sister Autumn Rose.

During his seven years as a skydive instructor Wayne made close to 9,000 jumps.  But that was far from the 26-year-old's only hobby.  He liked to surf, play the violin and recently decided to learn Spanish.  The couple eventually planned to have children.

"I wanted to grow old together and do all those things that you think you're going to do when you marry someone you love," said Kaela Rose.

On Monday morning Kaela said she joked about trying to ditch work.  But knew he couldn't.

"We had extra time that morning because usually he has to leave earlier but they just happened to have a later start.  We had breakfast together.  We kissed goodbye," said Kaela Rose.

His last words to her were I love you.

"My heart is gone.  I can't breathe and yea I cuddle his clothes every night I smell the smell that's in them hoping they won't go away.  I wear every jewelry that's his.  I just want him back. I want him back," said Kaela Rose.

Wayne's life may have ended too soon.  But his family says the love he's left them with will live in their hearts forever.

"Everybody should really live their life for what you're dream really is and really go after it and be honest with the people that you love. Because that's definitely what Wayne did," said his mother Diane Rose.

This Saturday at  6 o'clock there will be a celebration of life service at Salt Pond Beach Park.  Everyone is invited.

Mobile users: Click here to see photos of those who were on the plane.

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