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NO. 2020 – 4


WHEREAS, Mercy was born on October 16, 1935, to parents. Mr. John Wilcox Stone, Sr. and Miriam Kekua of Hauʻula; and

WHEREAS, Mercy was the second child, had three brothers, and enjoyed being the only girl; and

WHEREAS, Mercy became a single parent and raised her six children including her granddaughter, Beth Lacy Castillo and great granddaughter, Mercedes Tausinga in Hauʻula and Lāʻie; and

WHEREAS, Mercy was a proud graduate of Kahuku High School, Class of 1954, was an avid Red Raider, and continued to attend school activities until her passing; and

WHEREAS, Mercy was a lifelong member of the Hauʻula-Kahuku Church in Hauʻula, where her uncle, George Kekua was a deacon and her Kahu was her uncle William Isaac Kanakauni, the founder of the Koʻolauloa Hawaiian Civic Club; and

WHEREAS, Mercy worked in the tourism industry for many years, retired in 2000 from the Turtle Bay Hotel, and had been recognized numerous times as the Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year; and

WHEREAS, Mercy has been a member of the Koʻolauloa Hawaiian Civic Club for most of her life, supported and enjoyed many club activities and events, and spent her free-time working on her crafts to support the clubs fundraising efforts, which included sewing, crocheting bed spreads, baby blankets, water bottle holders and dabbled in an occasional blouses or two; and

WHEREAS, Mercy was a very compassionate person with a big Hawaiian heart, a simple person who made the best peanut butter cookies and best survival dinners, and will be remembered as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and an energetic, cheerful friend to many.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs at its 61st Annual Convention held online, in the malama of Makali‘i and the rising of ʻ ʻOlekūkolu, this 22nd day of November 2020, celebrating the life of Mercy Barbara Leinaala Stone Castillo; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to her daughters Bernamae I. L. Aumua, Gwendolynn F. Vierra, Beth Lacy Castillo, Mercedes H. Tausinga, her sons Benjamin K. Castillo, Bradley J. K. Castillo, Brian K. Castillo, the Ko‘olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club, as well as the Governor of the State of Hawai‘i, President of the State Senate, Speaker of the State House of Representatives, Chair of the State Senate subject matter committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Chair of the State House subject matter committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and all County Mayors.

The undersigned herby certifies that the foregoing Resolution was duly adopted in the malama of Makaliʻi and the rising of ʻOlekūkolu on the 22nd day of November 2020, at the 61st Annual Convention of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs held online.

Hailama V.K.K. Farden, President