Posthumous Tribute to Barbara Kirker, Co-Founder of KAMRA
In 2013, KAMRA witnessed a great loss with the passing of its co-founder, Mrs. Barbara Jean Ayako Kirker. Born on May 7, 1939 in the then Territory of Hawaii, Barbara spent most of her life caring for others, and putting service above self as her cardinal living principle. She lived a fully accomplished life as a wife, a mother, and a philanthropist. From being a Hula Dancer beginning at age 4, to being a renowned master chef, a master cake decorator, a seasoned gardener, a medical assistant in the forgotten corner of the world in Maine Soroa, a bookkeeper, paymaster and under-accountant for her husband’s medical offices, Barbara put a smile on the face of each and everyone who met her.