CAROLYN YAP BALLOU
CAROLYN YAP BALLOU 81, passed away suddenly on June 30, 2019 in Honolulu. She was undergoing out patient Cancer treatment thru the Cancer Center at The Queen's Medical Center. Carolyn was the daughter of Benjamin T.H. Yap and Elaine Marvel Yap Kalilimoku. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School (55) and the University of Hawaii School of Nursing (59). She began her geriatric career by establishing and serving as the Program Director-Senior Services at the Waikiki Community Center before moving on to serve as the Palolo Chinese Home Administrator for more than 17 years. She retired after serving as the Nurse/Case Manager at The ARC at Diamond Head, Hawaii. Carolyn was a past president and director for the Soroptomist International of Waikiki, past Director Tsung Tsin Association, Member, Board of Directors, Roosevelt High School Alumni Association, and a member of the Halau Hula Ho'okahi Pu'awai Me Ka Lokahi of Honolulu. She is survived by her caring husband of 32 years, Marshall; sister Sandra Yap Gonsalves, and brother Roland W. (Carol) Yap of Honolulu; nephews Mark R. (Naomi) Gonsalves, Jonathon W. (Elise) Yap, Joshua K. (Danielle) Yap; niece Alisa (Hoku) and many caring cousins, grandnephews and many friends in Hawaii, the mainland, and beyond. She was predeceased by brother William W. Yap (Adela) of New York City. A Celebration of Carolyn's life shall be held at the Diamond Head Memorial Park, Saturday August 31, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Casual Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations will be welcomed in Carolyn's name by the: Domestic Violence Action Center, POB 3198 , Hon., HI. 96801; Palolo Chinese Home, 2459 10th Ave,Hon. HI. 96815; Soroptimist International of Waikiki, Inc. POB 1215 , Honolulu,HI.96813.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased