HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A memorial service to honor former Lieutenant Governor Jean Sadako King was held Saturday at Kawaiaha'o Church.
"Jean King was a real pioneer that really changed the face of Hawaii as a passionate woman that was committed to civil rights to human rights," said Honolulu City Council member Stanley Chang.
King is remembered as the first woman elected lieutenant governor of the State of Hawai'i from 1978 to 1982 under former Governor George Ariyoshi. King served in the State House of Representatives from 1972 to 1974 and in the State Senate from 1974 to 1978.
"She really did change how Hawaii became and developed as a state, and she set an example for all of us to follow because she never backed out from her principles and beliefs," said Chang.
King died last month at the age of 87.
Governor Neil Abercrombie also ordered flags to fly at half-staff on Saturday in honor of King.