DIANNA KAALOLANI YUK LAN KAULILI-PHILLIPS
Dianna K.Y.L. Kaulili-Phillips passed away peacefully on January 1, 2021 at home surrounded by love. She was born on September 14, 1952 in Lihu’e, Kaua’i, raised in Po’ipu and attended Kamehameha Schools. Dianna dedicated her life to the service of others as a career social worker. She retired from the State of Hawaii. She was a stalwart advocate for women and children and held a lifelong commitment to Hawaiian language and cultural revitalization.
Dianna is predeceased by parents Springwater O. Kaulili and Marjorie (Seto) Kaulili. She is survived by her husband Kelley Phillips; daughter Sara of Seattle; son Andrew (Ha’eha’e) of Maui; grandchildren: ‘Akahi, ‘Aukai, Eli, Eliyanah, Micah Lamaku; brother Springwater (Verna) Kaulili; sisters: Donna (Henry) Kupahu, Doreen Kaulili, Dannette (Kevin) Takahashi, Debby Kaulili and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation and service will be held on January 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Borthwick Kauai Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held on January 30, 2021 at Price Kuhio Park at Ho’ai.
Mahalo nui to the doctors and nurses at Queen’s and Wilcox hospitals and Kaua’i Hospice.
A wife, sister, mother, and grandmother,
Dianna was an exemplar of grace.
She is fiercely loved and will be missed.
Awaiaulu ke aloha.