Aug. 1, 2010
Fay Gilkey Calkins Ala’ilima, 88, of Honolulu, an author, political scientist and educator, died at home. She was born in New York. She is survived by husband Lei’ataualesa Vaiao John; sons Birdsall and Charles; daughters Leuga Turner, Gladys Ala’ilima, Marie Ala’ilima-Lafaele, Fay Ala’ilima-Rose and Cecilia Ala’ilima-Gibson; sisters Harriet “Happy” Hunter and Gladys “Junie” Keidel; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1350 Hunakai St., Kahala. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Fay Ala’ilima Trust Fund for sustainable forest agro project in Samoa.