Posted On December 6th, 2011 -

November 9, 2011

Anuhea A. Brown, 89, of Honolulu, a versatile pianist, choral director, and musical arranger who was a 2008 Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame honoree, 1996 Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and composer of “Hilo Nani E,” died in Seattle, Washington while visiting family. She directed the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club Choral group; founded the Pualeilani Concert Group; and was involved with the Haili Church Choir, Punahou Alumni Glee Club, and Ilima Hotel Chorale. She was also a retired State of Hawaii legal secretary. She was born in Honolulu and raised in Hilo.

She is survived by daughter Heather L.A. Andrews; sons James W.P. Andrews (Peggy, decd.), Dick N.H. Andrews (Donna), Douglas L.P. Andrews (Gayle), and Kimo L.D. Brown; stepsons Lani Brown and Alika Brown; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Hilo Services: Thursday, Dec. 15 at Haili Church. Visitation at 5 p.m. Memorial services at 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Honolulu Services: Saturday, Dec. 17 at Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Visitation at 2 p.m. Memorial services at 3 p.m. Aloha attire.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran