The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001348849-01
Funeral Notices


94, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2020 after a 32-day battle with pneumonia. The daughter of Allen S. Mau and Winifred C. Mau, Gladys was born on November 26, 1925 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended Aliiolani Elementary School and later on graduated from St. Andrew’s Priory. Shortly thereafter, she began working for the State where she served as the assistant to the Director of the Department of Taxation for 35 years before retiring in 1981 to take care of her grandchildren. A lady known to continually serve and give to others, Gladys was a dedicated Officer of the Palolo Chinese Home Women’s Auxiliary for over 55 years where she held various roles as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. When she wasn’t tied up with her responsibilities as an Officer, parent and grandparent, Gladys and her late husband, Oliver Tyriel Evenson, traveled the world, either together or with friends and family, visiting dozens of countries – some even several times.

To all, Gladys was the kindest, sweetest, and most caring lady – one with a heart of gold. Her warm smile, witty sense of humor, and selfless acts of love are dearly missed by her family and friends. She is predeceased by son, Dr. Stephen Wee (in 2011), and survived by two sons, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her loving brother, Allen Mau, has joined her in heaven as of September 1, 2020.

The family expresses its gratitude to each individual who took such amazing care of Gladys – especially the nurses and team at Arcadia as well as the medical personnel at Queen’s Hospital. Most of all, the family thanks everyone for their kind words, support, and encouragement over the past several months.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Oahu Cemetery. Visitation begins at 9:00 am and the service will commence at 9:45 am. For those who wish attend in-person or join us virtually, please reach out to Gladys’ granddaughter, Alyson Wee, at for further details and/or the Zoom link.

Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary