MARILYN ANA JELLINGS LEE
MARILYN ANA JELLINGS LEE Marilyn Ana Jellings Lee, age 82 passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday June 20 at St. Francis Hospice in Nu'uanu. She was born on April 10, 1933 in Honolulu to William 'Buster' Kanehoa Jellings and Maryann Kapana. She was lovingly nicknamed 'Jelly' by her longtime closest friends. She grew up in Kahala, Kaimuki and Kuli'ou'ou and attended Sacred Hearts Academy as a boarding student. Later she attended Kaimuki High School where she was on the swim team and was a Song Leader. She was a graduate of Style Center Fashion Design School. The owner of Creative Island Gifts she operated a successful craft business specializing in machine embroidered floral pillows and pottery. She was an amazing artist using various media including her passion for painting landscapes in oil and acrylics. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunty and friend. She was feisty, fun-loving, creative, and always put her family first. She loved Hawaiian music and hula dancing with her daughters at Hula Halau O Mai'ki with Aunty Mai'ki Aiu Lake and Halau Ku'uleimomi with Aunty Momi Kepilino and friends. Marilyn was a direct descendant of Chiefess Nakai Kalima'alu'alu and Isaac Davis, advisor to King Kamehameha I. She was a member of Hawai'i's Royal Society of 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu and the Daughters of Hawai'i. Marilyn is survived by her devoted husband and care-giver, Donald Edwin Kanakanui Lee/retired HPD Captain and Federal Court Security Officer, daughters L. Nani Rego (Haines) and Libby Lee-Hobbs (Garry), son Mark Lee. She was also proud Grandma to William & Leeana Rego and Kamana Hobbs and was fondly 'Aunty Mommy' to James Glasgow, Manulani Griffith, Mailani Griffith Jones and Bill Griffith. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Highway, Honolulu 96817 on Monday, June 29. Visitation at 8am and a prayer service at 9am. Interment to follow at 11am, Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services to be presided by her nephew Father Shay Auerbach S.J. Aloha Attire.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased