GRACE ETSUKO MASHITA
March 19, 1929
to May 30, 2012
Grace was born in the hills behind Lanikai on a farm to Kazuki and Suya Mashita. From seeing the planes fly over her fields during the Japanese attack in 1941 to later traveling the entire world, Grace lived a rich and exciting life. She spent her final years in Honolulu where her long daily walks from the Banyan Tree Plaza took her all around the city.
Grace became a member of the Arthur family (long-time Lanikai/Kailua residents) in 1947 after graduating from McKinley high school. Until her passing she was revered as an honored Mother and Grandmother as well as Auntie to many nieces and nephews.
To everyone she was the finest example of a person who truly “lived aloha”. Mahalo Grace, you enriched and touched so very many lives.
She leaves siblings Katherine, Gladys and Stanley and numerous nieces and nephews. Also mourning her passing are children Philip, Peter, Ann and Mary and many grandchildren and great-rand-children.
A private service will take place in September. Grace will then rest with her family at the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe.