Ebil Reklai Gracia Demei Yalap, the matriarch of the Uudes Clan of Melekeok, and the female chief counterpart (kldorolel) of High Chief Reklai, passed away on July 1st, 2023 at 90 years of age.
Ebil Reklai Gracia Yalap was born on September 1, 1932 to Sechedui Asanuma and Demei Basio, the 2nd oldest daughter out of 5 siblings. She passed away on July 1, 2023.
She assumed the title Ebil Reklai in year 2009 and served actively in her role to the people of Desbedall and in many traditional duties.
She actively participated for Desbedall in the Mechesil Belau, Palau’s renown women’s group that has contributed to numerous social programs and activities for Palau.
Prior to assuming the title of EbilReklai, she represented the last two chief matriarchs of Uudes clan, Ebil Reklai Baulang Rdechor, and Ebil Reklai Kimiko Renguul.
She had seven (7) children, one (1) girl Salome Y. Kirk, and six (6) boys, Olsingch Yalap, Yong Yalap, Yalap Yalap, Noe Yalap, Valentine Yalap (deceased) and Junior Yalap (deceased).
Ebil Reklai Gracia Yalap has thirteen (13) grandchildren and six (6) great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her two siblings, Baslisa Tarkong and Goretty Demei. (By: L.N. Reklai)