Connie and Everett raised three children, Cynthia ( deceased), Evie and Tom Black. The family spent many years living in the Makiki/ Punahou area, enjoying weekends, summers and holidays at the family beach house in Lanikai.
When Connie first arrived in Honolulu, her in-laws, E. E. and Ruth E. Black saw to it that Connie was made to feel welcome. Connie adapted to island life quite readily. While she was smart and sophisticated, Connie had a warmth about her and made friends easily.
Along with raising three children, Connie focused her attention on volunteering in the community. She spent many years serving in leadership positions on numerous local Boards. In particular, Connie was the first woman to serve as Chair of the Queen's Medical Center. She was also president of the Queen's Auxiliary, volunteering in excess of 50 years. Connie also served on the Board of Trustees at Central Union Church (CUC), helping to found Arcadia Retirement Residence where she lived until her passing. Other positions at CUC included president of the Women's League, moderator of the Church and vice-chair of its Board of Trustees. Connie also served as president of the Junior League of Honolulu. Other boards on which Connie served included The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Hawaii Council of Hospital Auxiliaries, Arcadia and PEO- Chapter C.
Connie was a beautiful, gracious and loving person. She will not only be missed by her family but by the many friends she made throughout her 70 years of living in Hawaii.
The Black family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent and loving care Connie received while residing at Arcadia Retirement Residence. The family would also like to extend its gratitude to Dr. J. Edward DeBoard who provided her with excellent medical care.
Connie is survived by her daughter, Evie, son, Tom, cousin Warren Talbott and close friends the White and Schulberg families.
Private services will be held on a future date. Private burial to follow. Donations may be made to The Queen's Medical Center and Central Union Church.
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