MARGARET MITSUYO PRESCOTT-HATCHIEMililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)
MARGARET MITSUYO PRESCOTT-HATCHIE
Margaret Mitsuyo Hatchie aka Margaret M. Prescott passed away at her residence in Maili, Oahu on December 16, 2010, at the age of 77. Born in Honolulu, February 5, 1933 to Lucy Margaret Puahi and Joseph Kalani Hatchie. Preceded in death by her parents, daughter Jeanne Prescott Haili, brothers' James, Joseph, Harry and Herman Hatchie, sisters' Viola Puahi Lee and Ruby Hatchie Kaaihue. She is survived by her son Sherwood Prescott (Jaynie) Harbor City, Calif., hanai son William Bradley (Katja) Raleigh, No. Carolina, daughters June Prescott-Ahina (William Ahina), Joy Soriano (Jeff) Tucson, Arizona, brother Andrew A. M. Hatchie, sister Gladiola Aloha Schneider (Victor) of Captain Cook, sister- in- law Kouko Hatchie, 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Margaret is a graduate of McKinley High School Class of 1951. She enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve following graduation and was an active member until 1957. While raising four children as a military wife she volunteered at Maili Elementary School, Waianae Elementary School, Waianae Intermediate School, held various positions including substitute teacher, librarian helper, office clerk, chaperoned fieldtrips, cafeteria helper, P.T.A., organized fundraisers, and so much more. She was a member of the Na Wahine Lokai Mothers Club, Waianae jogging Clinic under the Parks & Recreation and completed 14 Honolulu Marathons, and countless Fun-Runs. Margaret also volunteered and campaigned for a variety of members in government of both political parties. In her later years she was very involved in the WAVES National and American Legion Kau Tom Post #11, serving various positions and attending many Veterans' events. She was also a member of the Waianae Hongwanji Mission, Moanalua Gardens Foundation, and the Pearson Foundation.
Her memberships included Maryknoll Fathers, Waianae Sacred Heart Church, and St. Ritas Church in Nanakuli. She grew up asa member of Kawaiahao Church and Kakaako Mission. She later attended New Hope in Nanakuli.
Margaret was everybody's Aunty; her horne was open and welcoming. The kids loved to stay at Aunty Margo's house for sleepovers because she made the most delicious goodies and always ready to go to the beach or "holo holo". She fought thru the aftermath of seven significant strokes since 2006. Daughter June, (Ted), and her family Ryan and Madison were her primary caregivers in Kaneohe. In April 2010 her wish to reside at her home was answered, as niece Jacqueline Barfield brought her home to Maili to care for her, along with twin sister Shirleen Oili and the whole clan as back up. God blessed her and took her home.
Viewing will be held at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Downtown (behind Pali Longs) on Thursday, January 6, 2011 from 6:00prnto 9:00pm, Services will be held at 7:00 pm. Viewing will also be held on Friday, January 7, 2011 from 9:00am to 1:30pm, Services at 12:30pm. Burial will follow at The Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery (Hawaiian Memorial) in Kaneohe at 2:30pm.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased