LUIS MARGARETE BRAUN
LUISE MARGARETE BRAUN December 31, 1948 - August 21,2015 Luise Braun, 66, died on August 21 at her home in Kula, Maui after a long illness. Her husband, Frederick Pablo, was at her bedside. Luise is survived by her loving husband and her family in Germany - her sister Anni Raab, nieces Claudia Walker and Christine Herrmann, and nephew Peter Fraass. Born and raised in Baiersdorf, Germany, Luise was a bright student, an avid hiker, dancer with the Tanzdeel Rega folk dancing troupe for many years and enjoyed traveling throughout the world. Luise moved to Hawaii in 1971 and studied at the University of Hawaii where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Political Science. Luise married Fred Pablo in 1974 while they were both graduate students at UH. Luise continued her post graduate education at Harvard Business School and earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration in 1981. In Honolulu, Luise was the Executive Manager from 1976-1982 at Ryu International Inc. which operated the Waikiki Bazaar Shopping Center. For the next 20 years Luise and Fred lived in Europe. At the US Embassy in Bonn, Germany, Luise was head of the American Personnel Services which included being the Chief of the Visitors Bureau responsible for planning and coordinating schedules with the foreign government for the visits of US officials. She received commendations for coordinating 2 trips for President Ronald Reagan including the 1985 Economic Summit, three trips for Vice President George Bush, Secretary of State George Schultz, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and other high ranking US Government officials. At the US Embassy in Rome, Italy, she served as Chair of the American Embassy Association. Luise also developed and taught business courses at the American University in Rome. At the US Embassy in Paris, France, she served as the Executive Manager of the Embassy Association for Servicing Employees (EASE) where she developed a strategic plan and within two years, she reorganized the operations and brought EASE into self-sustaining position. In 2002, Luise and her husband returned to Hawaii and settled in Kula, Maui. She immediately became involved with community organizations. She was the Director of Finance and Development at the Maui Family and Support Services. Luise then served many years with the Maui Historical Society including two terms as their President. Luise also served as President of the Harvard Club of Maui, as Treasurer of the Honolulu Chamber Music Series and as a member on the Board of Directors of the Alii Kula Lavender Farm. The family held a private celebration of Luise's life. As a remembrance, her family suggests making a donation to the Maui Historical Society and noting it is "In Memory of Luise Braun". She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.
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