March 24, 1927 - October 5, 2021
March 24, 1927-October 5, 2021 “I live in eager hope that I will never do anything that causes me shame, but that I will be bold for Christ, and that my life will honor Him whether I live or die. For to me, living is for Christ, and dying even better.” I Philippians 1:20-21 New Living Translation (personal paraphrase) Lila C. Dizon, 94, formerly of Lanikai, Hawaii, passed away of natural causes at Olalani Senior Care residential home in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on Oct. 5, 2021. She was the eldest daughter of the late Rev. A. B. and Irene Clausen of Alabama, and a true Southern belle. Born in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, she loved to say that she really was “born on the bayou.” She received her bachelors and masters degrees in education at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. A polished pianist, she was asked to accompany violinist and fellow student Joseph H. Dizon in a recital of Massenet’s “Thais Meditation,” eventually marrying in 1950 in Honolulu. While Joe pastored the First Community Church of Honolulu and also founded The Joe Dizon Camera Service near Waikiki, Lila dedicated herself to family life and Christian ministry. Usually dressed in her signature colors of pastel pink and green, she will be remembered for her musical prowess (piano, organ, chorus, the CDs “For My Own Enjoyment” and “Hymnbook On The Piano”); after-school Good News Clubs, Friendship Bible Coffee studies, and her booklet “The Lost Sheep”; a love of high tea (and a collection of vintage porcelain tea sets); and--above all--a gentle, loving spirit which always strove to do and be the best for others. She is survived by children Darian Best (Gordon, d. 1999) and Richard J. Dizon (Winnie) of Honolulu, Hawaii; and Dana L. Ratay (Jeff) of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania; and grandson Joshua D. R. Ratay of Charleston, South Carolina. Her ashes will be scattered privately. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Lila’s name to Kailua Church of the Nazarene, 536 Oneawa St., Kailua, Hawaii 96734, or to the charity of one’s choice.
March 24, 1927-October 5, 2021 “I live in eager hope that I will never do anything that causes me shame, but that I will be bold for Christ, and that my life will honor Him whether I live or die. For to me, living is for Christ, and dying... View Obituary & Service Information
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