King C. Fong
Apr 8, 1922 - Dec 12, 2014
King Chiu Fong passed
away peacefully on December 12, 2014, in Sacramento, CA at the age of 92 years young.
King Chiu Fong was born April 8, 1922 in Toisan Province, Canton, China. She immigrated to the United States with her husband, Wing Suey Fong in 1948.
She attended Adult School, raised four children and worked in the local canneries until moving to Lodi, CA in 1967. In Lodi, she worked as a meat wrapper at Lodi Super Market #1 and #2, which were co-founded by her late husband.
In 1992, she and dad retired and returned to Sacramento to be closer to their family. During her retirement her gardening became an obsession as her vegetable and fruit garden blossomed. She loved traveling and visited numerous countries including China, Hong Kong, Bankok, Macau, Fiji Islands, Japan, Austria, Canada (British Columbia, Windsor Ontario to Toranto). She also traveled to Australia, Israel and the Philippines. More often than not, she traveled without her husband as he was assigned to tend to her garden as the story was told. She ventured throughout the USA from Alaska, Seattle, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Reno, Southern California to New York, Philadelphia and Virginia.
However, she really lived for her family gatherings, when she was able to cook her Chinese dishes, many times bragging how her dishes where far superior to the restaurants. If you ever sat next to her to eat, you often wondered how and why your plate was never empty. Of course, mom would just giggle and laugh.
She loved her family and friends, was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife. She will always be remembered as a kind and gracious person with a hint of mystery to her. The memory of her time with us will be cherished forever and not forgotten. She will be missed by her family and friends.
King is pre-deceased by her husband, Wing S. Fong and daughter, Alice Mark. She is survived by sons Norman (Stephanie) and Dexter of Sacramento and Wilmer (Elaine) of Castro Valley, grandchildren’s Stephanie (Ron) Lim and great grandchild Brandon. Grandchildren Derek and Ricky (Norman/Stephanie), Sabrina, Jeffrey and Caleb (Dexter) and Joey and Ashleigh (Wilmer/Elaine).
Visitation will be 11:00-1:00 pm on Sunday, December 21; funeral services immediately after at 1:00 pm; Interment will follow the service, all at East Lawn Memorial Park, 43rd Street and Folsom Blvd.
In her memory, donations may be made to the Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley, Inc, located at 7375 Park City Drive in Sacramento, CA. 95831 or to the Laguna Chinese Baptist Church at 9215 Neosho Drive in Elk Grove, CA. 95758.
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane