A memorial celebrating Marion’s life will be held on Monday, December 19, 4:00 pm, at Church of the Crossroads.
ʻŌiwi TV celebrates the life of noted anthropologist and life-long activist Marion Kelly. As a scholar, Marionʻs work remains an invaluable resource of Hawaiian culture and history, especially her research on the ahupuaʻa system. As an activist, Marion and husband John Kelly, co-founded a grassroots environmental organization in the mid-1960s called Save Our Surf.
Marion is best known for helping create the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, laying the foundation for what is now the Center for Hawaiian Studies.
Marion Kelly passed on November 12, 2011, at her home. She was 92 years old. Memorial services have not yet been scheduled.