Wai "Faye" Chong

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March 19, 1935 ~ January 23, 2011
"Wai will be remembered for her smile and the loving kindness
she gave to her family, friends and everyone she met."

Wai Ching "Faye" Chong, 75, a long time Vancouver, WA resident, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011 in Portland, OR. Wai was born in Kwangtung, China on March 19, 1935 and immigrated to Vancouver from Hong Kong in 1959 after marrying her husband, William Chong (1911-1990).
Wai and her husband raised cattle on a farm in Hazel Dell. In the late 1970's, she helped her brothers and sister start the China Gardens restaurant in Vancouver. Wai also worked at Tektronix for 18 years.
Wai loved cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved taking care of her grandchildren and going with them on vacations.
Wai will be deeply missed by her daughters, Cathy (Nicholas) Manwell, Karen (Steve) Ashmore; son, Kevin Chong; granddaughters, Jeanette Manwell, Sarah Manwell, Caitlin Ashmore; grandsons, Tyler Ashmore, Chase Ashmore, and Alex Ashmore; her mother, Yuen Sun Dor; sisters, Wai Jing Lee and Eva Tam; and brothers, Chuck Chan and Terry Chan.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 29, 2011 in the Adams Chapel at River View Cemetery, 0300 SW Taylors Ferry Road, Portland, Oregon.
Please sign Faye's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 27, 2011
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