WAIMEA WILLIAMS Born Sally Ann Williams, April 4, 1943, died March 2, 2015. Raised on Kaua`i, graduated Kailua High School in 1961 and Whitman College in 1965. Waimea studied opera at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and performed with opera companies in Austria and Germany for 10 years. In the late 1990s, she returned to Hawai`i, working as a writer and editor. In 2004, her first book, "Aloha, Kauai" was published, followed by "Aloha, Mozart" in 2013. Waimea loved Hawaiian culture and studied Hawaiian language for many years. She worked for 18 years on the restoration of Kawainui Marsh, practicing malama `aina with `Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine. Waimea was a longtime member of Na Wa'a Lalani o Pu'u Kohola and a student of chant under Kumu John Keola Lake. She is survived by brothers Guinn Williams and Colin Williams and sister Lesley Williams Fong (Robert), niece Sarina Fong and nephews Myles Fong and Ian Williams. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 24 at He`eia State Park from 1 PM to 5 PM. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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