Elizabeth Maluihi Ako Lee, 87, of Kohanaiki, Hawaii, a master lau hala weaver, cultural historian, Hawaiian translator and employee for Dr. Thomas Mar at Kona Community Hospital, died at her family's residence. She was given the MAMo Award by Bishop Museum. She also was named a Living Treasure by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Robert E. Jr. and Reggie K.; brother Valentine Ako; sisters Jane Nunies, Emma Conjugacion and Elaine Spencer; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Mokuaikaua Congregational Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 3:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Aug. 29 at Mokuaikaua Church Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
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