MARY DAY WILSON
92, of Kapa'a, Kaua'i, died peacefully Monday evening, June 10, 2019, at Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born in Honolulu on November 12, 1926, granddaughter of early merchant C.J. Day, who came to Hawai'i in 1892 on an apprenticeship and later operated a store on Fort Street from 1903 through 1943 specializing in English fancy foods. Born in Kalihi, Mary moved with her family to Manoa in 1936. She attended Hanahau'oli kindergarten and then Punahou School graduating in the Class of 1944. Mary attended the University of Oregon where she graduated in 1948. When she returned from college, she went to work at First Hawaiian Bank. She met her husband Robert F. Wilson in 1950, and they were married in 1952. In 1961 they moved to Kaua'i, and remained married for 58 years before Robert passed away in 2010. Mary was a substitute teacher at Wilcox Elementary and Koloa Elementary schools for 22 years. She was also very active with her sons in the 4-H agricultural program raising cattle, pigs and other animals for market and home. Mary was an active member of All Saints Church in Kapa'a, and served with and volunteered her time to many nonprofit causes. She especially loved to cook and was very proud of her mango chutney, which was always one of the first items to sell out at various bake sales. In her later years, Mary was a guide and office assistant at Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum and also a trustee. Mary is survived by: son and daughter-in-law Colin and Nancy Wilson; son and daughter-in-law Steven and Katrina Wilson; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susan Wilson; seven grand- children, Christen, Cassie, Jessica, Alana, Sean, Luke and Chloe; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at All Saints Church in Kapa'a, from 10 a.m., with services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at Nu'uanu Cemetery on O'ahu at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church or Punahou School's Richard Webster Boyden '44 scholarship fund.
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