A few years ago the Friends of the Boettcher Estate disbanded and gifted their remaining treasury to the Kailua Historical Society. They asked us to have a bench placed on the grounds of the Estate in memory of Lucille Gibson. Lucille was a gracious lady with flaming red hair who was active in the real estate markets of the Windward side. (Click each photo to see a larger version.)
She and her husband, Ted, were among the founding members of the Friends as well as the Historical Society. She became a most knowledgeable, tireless advocate for our community concerns over the years.
We worked with the Department of Parks and the “Lucille Bench” was placed at the entrance of the Estate (now known as Kalama Park, on Kalahao Road). Those of you who use the park, stop by, have a rest, enjoy the view of the Koolaus and remember this great lady who gave so much to our community.
Contributed by Mary Jane Heilbron