“JAN” AUGUSTA MAE KAHALENOE MERRYMAN

Posted On July 6th, 2017 -

August 1, 1926 - June 20, 2017 "Jan" Augusta Mae Kahalenoe Merryman, age 90 of Kapolei, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2017 at St. Francis Hospice surrounded by her five children and extended family members. She was a devoted member of St. Jude Church, active in the food pantry, quilt circle, and served on the Widows Advisory Board. Over the years she wore many hats that included work as a resource teacher with the DOE Hawaiian Studies-Kupuna Program, instructor at Hawaii's Plantation Village, Hawaiian Language teacher and researcher with the Waianae Coast Culture and Arts Society, and field worker for the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service for EFNEP. She was also a proud member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3845 for 59 years. Jan was a treasured island resource, always seeking knowledge and sharing her knowledge with others. While the youngest of her brothers and sisters, she survived to become the matriarch of her ohana. She enjoyed sharing her stories and experiences of old Hawaii with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended ohana. Her passing leaves deep sadness, yet fond memories to those fortunate to have crossed her path. She lived her life to the fullest with grace, style, and beauty to the end. At last she is reunited with her beloved husband "Bill" Merryman in heaven. She is survived by her five children: Mahealani Merryman, Rosalie Hi'ilei Dauenhauer-Johnson, Leikula Merryman-Carr, Wanda Wailani Craig and Keith Keali'i Merryman. Grandchildren: Keahilani Wendy Eggers, Mahealani Rose Robertson, Rachel Aurora Leikula (Carr) Delaries, Lihau Holly Ann Merryman, and Z-Noa Charles Johnson. Great grandchildren: Gaige Makana Betonio Robertson, Alexea Joseph, Lilinoe Brooke Eggers, Antone Joseph, Kana'i Joseph, Raphael Auali'i Delaries, 'Iolani Gabriel Merryman and Anakalani Genevieve Moore. Services will be held on July 12, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, in Honolulu. Visitation at 10:00am; Memorial service at 11:00am. Inurnment will follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:00pm.

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