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Il Hui Kang Lee

October 27, 1942 October 28, 2017
Il Hui Kang Lee
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Dr. Il Hui Kang Lee, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother and longtime resident of Carmichael, passed away on Saturday, October 28 in Fort Lee, NJ at the age of 75. Il Hui was born in 1942 in Busan, South Korea to Sung Taek and Maing Kwan Kang. She received her MD from the Ewha Womans University School of Medicine in 1966. From 1966 to 1972, she continued her medical training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and hospitals affiliated with the Yale and UC Davis Schools of Medicine. Il Hui was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, at UC Davis in 1973. Following her training, she was in private practice from 1972 until her retirement in 2007, serving the Sacramento community. Il Hui lived with integrity, grace, and compassion. She felt extremely blessed and expressed gratitude throughout her life, including her final days. She was especially thankful for her beloved grandsons (who were a constant source of joy), her family, and the privilege of practicing pediatrics and helping so many children. She loved music, and was an avid pianist and vocalist. She overcame difficult circumstances earlier in her life. Her childhood was interrupted by the Korean War, and she and her six younger siblings lost their father when she was just a teenager. She thrived despite these challenges. She became a medical doctor, immigrated to the United States, met her husband Young Moo, and started a family. Looking back on her life, she expressed no regrets. She lived with joy in her heart, even during her final three years with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her husband Young Moo, son Robert, daughter-in-law Julie, grandsons Philip, Ryan, and Andrew, brothers Jay Hurn, Sang Kook, and Kyung Hoon, and sisters Eun Hee and Yung Hee. She was preceded in death by her sister Guihee. A private funeral and burial service was held at East Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento. A memorial service was held at Sacramento Korean Presbyterian Church in Sacramento. Those wishing to honor her life through a memorial contribution may do so to the charity of their choice.

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East Lawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

4300 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819

4300 Folsom Boulevard Sacramento 95819 CA
United States

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