The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001125429-01
Funeral Notices


August 20, 1920 – July 22, 2018

Frances Setsue Ebina was born in Waialae, Hawaii on August 20, 1920.

While she didn’t have a formal education, she was one of the brightest people we knew. In her early 20s she traveled to Japan where she learned about sewing, calligraphy, ikebana (flower arrangement), and how to make Japanese dolls. She was called back to Hawaii right before the bombs dropped on Hiroshima, which also made her a very lucky lady.

She met her husband, Daniel Ebina, in a record shop – and their love of music turned into ballroom dancing where they would two-step and cha cha into the night. Her passion for the arts also extended into growing things, and many in the neighborhood fondly remember her green thumb. Not many people could take a poinsettia plant and grow it into a giant tree that blossomed throughout the year.

Her husband, Daniel, preceded her in death. Frances will be remembered by her children, Linda Uchiyama and husband Tom, Mike Ebina and wife Candice, grandchildren Kristin, Kimi, Chieko and Alohi – and many loving great grandchildren.

There will be a private service and celebration of life to remember her and all that she did.