The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001299453-01
Funeral Notices


She was graced with beauty, confidence and a light that drew people into her circle. Betty Mae Freitas Hiram was born April 7, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii to John S. Freitas and Ellen Kane Freitas. Our beloved Betty Mae went to glory on October 8, 2020 in Stockton, California. Preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 49 years Patrick Hiram, her parents and her beloved younger sister Ellsworth (Els) Greig (William Tau).

Betty Mae had “BIG aloha” for her family that was never doubted. She was the source of the Ohana’s strength and willingly shared her perspectives and opinions on any subject and with anyone at any time. She is survived by her younger brother, Rockne Freitas (Ala), her loving daughters Corleen Estes (Ronald), Leslie Barker (James) and Kani Jahnke (Gregory), six grandchildren Patrick (Megan), John and Christopher Estes, Mika Jahnke, Wyatt and Nicole Barker, two great-grandchildren Malia and Makai Jahnke and numerous nieces and nephews.

Our dear Betty Mae’s generous spirit lives on through her endowment to the Pauahi Foundation Patrick L. Hiram-John S. Freitas scholarship. Please consider donating to this Pauahi Foundation Scholarship in lieu of flowers or gifts.

It is with sadness that we must delay Betty Mae’s services. A celebration of life will be scheduled after the COVID-19 pandemic.