Lynne Marie Truair
Lynne Marie TruairBorn in Oelwein, Iowa, Lynne graduated from Eagle Rock High School in NE Los Angeles. Lynne flew to Hawaii at 19 with $90 in her pocket where she met her beloved Annie Coleman on the night of her arrival. Inseparable from that moment on, Annie became her hanai mother and grandmother to her two children.

Lynne's life was vivid from the start. She was Vice President and then President of Lokenani International, for over 17 years. Lokenanai was the second producer of all natural skin care products in the World.

Later Lynne and Trinidad Hunt founded Élan Enterprises (corporate and leadership training), Élan Learning Institute (a 9month Leadership Academy), Élan Publishing Group (production of their books and writings). Then they started World Youth Network International, a non-profit organization dedicated to character education and anti-bullying in the schools.

Their work took them to the Philippines. the Cooke Islands, the continental U.S. and Canada. From 2001-2015 they made 37 trips to Australia. Traveling the continent, they taught in 5 of the 6 Australian territories over 14 years.

Lynne retired and joined Trinidad in Kailua-Kona where they spent their time coaching and teaching both privately and helping small companies navigate and thrive through the Covid challenges.

Lynne is survived by her children, Ryan & Tonya Truair; Noelani & Peter Paulyshun; hanai daughter, Cathy Fryer and grandchildren Mitchel and Morgan Truair; her dear friend, business partner and care-taker in her final years, Trinidad Hunt; sisters Marsha Johnson of Flagstaff, Arizona; Judy (Jim) McGregor of North Carolina; Maggie (Danny) Cook of Santa Fe, New Mexico; brothers Milton (Sue) Kaneta, of Kona; Ray (Becky) Weaver, of Rocklin CA.

Lynne lived her life out loud. She was gracious, dignified and an ever loving and compassionate friend to all she knew. We will miss you on Earth, Mama Lynne!! But now you can fly in Heaven!

Services will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo/Kona

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