A Fond Farewell

St. Andrew's Schools and The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i recently lost a beloved member of its 'ohana, Lucille Tamura Caldwell.

Lucille was born and raised in Naalehu on the Island of Hawai'i. She moved to Oahu to attend Farrington High School, graduating in 1950, and went on to earn a B.A. and teaching certificate from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 1962.

Lucille was a lifelong teacher of mathematics as well as Dean of Students at St. Andrew's Priory. She is remembered by her students as being "not just a teacher, but like a mom. She cared. She was generous and loving, even if it was tough love that was needed." Before retiring, Lucille worked at the Office of the Bishop where she served as the Diocesan Program Officer under Bishop Richard Chang.

Her later years were filled volunteering at the Bible Institute of Hawaii, Hospice Hawaii, and Project Dana, a nonprofit that services the elderly and disabled. Lucille enjoyed traveling, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lucille's three daughters are alumnae of the Priory: Amy Yonashiro '81, Patti Nagami '82, and Lisa Tamura-Tanoue '84.

Lucille Setsuko Tamura Caldwell passed away on October 1, 2017.

Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser