Elizabeth Anne Alau passed away in Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu on April 17, 2019 at the age of 75. Services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Holy Ghost Church in Kula, Maui. Visitation 11 a.m., Catholic Mass at 1 p.m. Urn burial will be held at the Maui Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Elizabeth, Betsy to all who knew her, was born in New York city in the middle of a blackout on May 12, 1943. She attended Holy Names College in Oakland, California where she met and later married her husband of 52 years, Henry D.K. Alau. When her husband joined the U.S. Air Force, she supported him through 2 tours of Vietnam and 5 different moves with the military. At the same time, she blessed him with 7 children, taking raising children and caring for her family as her true life’s mission. Betsy was a voracious reader, a trait she passed on to her children and grandchildren. She was a lover of all things pink and purple, and could light up a room with her smile and laugh. She was a proud universal donor at the Hawai‘i Blood Bank, and donated over 10 gallons of blood in her lifetime. She taught her children the importance of manners, the joy of a delicious meal, and the value of a good cup of tea. She was preceeded in death by her husband. She is survived her children, Michael (Maria) Alau, Peter Alau, Maile Alau, Katherine (Mailo Salcur) Alau-Salcur, Jocelyn (George) Alau, Kaleo Alau, and Kalama Alau; brother Michael (Colleen) McCormack; grandchildren, Kaili (Aloha) Smith, Niho Bennett, Naomi Alau, Jackson Alau, Hoku Johnson, and Makani Johnson.
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