Sarah Soon Kim
March 11, 1934 – March 19, 2021
Our beloved mother, Sarah Soon Kim, passed away peacefully at home in Waipahu on March 19, 2021, surrounded by her family. Sarah was born on March 11, 1934 to Sur Hak Sur and Bong Hun Kim. Sarah grew up in Honolulu then her family later relocated to Wahiawa. She met the love of her life, Larry C.W. Kim and married at a young age. They had 3 children; Debra, Terry, and Weslie. As her children became school-aged, Sarah took her first job as a school lunch monitor as this job allowed her to still be near her children. She later went to work at the Schofield Barracks Post Exchange and then found her place in the Schofield Barracks Commissary which was the job she loved most! She received numerous awards and recognitions as she worked her way up to the Front-End Supervisor and retired after 40 years of service.
Shortly after her retirement in 2006, she lost her beloved husband. Six months later, her daughter Terry passed away. Life became meaningless after suffering two major losses in her life in such a short time.
In 2007 she was diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer’s. With each passing year, her ability to comprehend became more of a struggle. Despite the difficulties with remembering our names, her recognition of her family who cared for her remained. Each day with her was a blessing, which was something we never took for granted. She was a wonderful mom, grandmother, and a beautiful person. So loving and giving not only to her family, but to friends as well. She will be sorely missed.
Sarah S. Kim was preceded in death by her husband Larry C.W. Kim and daughter Terry Kawamoto. She is survived by daughter Debra (Leonard) Chang, son Weslie (Ana-Marie) Kim, and son-in-law Dennis Shigemasa. She was blessed with 4 grandchildren; Timothy and Ryan Chang, Kelsey (Erika) Shigemasa, Kimberly Shigemasa as well as 3 great-grandchildren.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.BorthwickOahu.com for the Kim family.
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