Trudy G. Wong

Jun 24, 1962 - May 30, 2016

Obituary

Trudy G. Wong June 24, 1962 to May 30, 2016

Trudy Wong passed away May 30, 2016 in California. She was born in Chicago Illinois in June 1962, the oldest daughter of six children. She and her siblings worked at their parents’ Chinese restaurant in Iowa while going to school. She went to the University of Iowa for several years before transferring to complete her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Davis. Trudy obtained her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her Internal medicine residency at the University of Iowa. After residency, she moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where she worked in a group practice and then was a hospitalist for a while before eventually opening her own Internal medicine practice. She is survived by her maternal grandmother, three sisters, two brothers and one niece as well as her aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends and family are invited to a viewing Friday, June 17 5:00pm-7:30pm and a Memorial Service Saturday, June 18 starting at 10am at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park at 9189 E. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624

Guestbook

  • Jane Waldorf Schug says:

    So deeply saddened to hear this!! I remember Trudy as a vibrant, wonderful person whom I had the great pleasure of meeting while working as a RN at the University of Iowa hospital. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  • Deb Hood says:

    I am in shock and so sad to hear about Trudy. I worked with her for many years at Penrose in Colorado Springs and got to know her even more when she cared for my mother-in-law who had Alzheimer’s. She was so good with her and spent a lot of time with her after she was admitted to a Memory Care facility. Trudy was such a knowledgeable, professional and compassionate physician. The world is just a little less bright now that she is not among us. My deepest condolences to her family.

  • Suzanne Bachman says:

    I have often wondered about Dr Wong since her practice so suddenly closed. I am glad that whatever struggle she had is over, and she is at peace. She was such a good, caring doctor. I had been a patient for 9 years, At least there is closure now. It was hard for me to let her go, especialy not really knowing what happened! My sincere sympathy to each in her family. I know you must miss her very much, but hopefully knowing that many thought so highly of her will help. My sympathy, coming to you from Colorado.

  • Patty Wiley says:

    It is with a heavy heart that I read Dr. Wong’s obituary. I was so hopeful she would overcome and reopen her practice! She was my primary care physician for many years and during that time she was incredibly on point with regards to my medical care and was always willing to see me in times of crisis. She was a very good and extremely caring doctor. I miss her very much and can hear her laugh in my mind. My sympathy goes out to you, her family, who loved her too. Please know that she touched many, many lives and did a whole lot of good during her time here on earth.

  • Rod Wilming says:

    So very sorry to hear about both Trudy and her mother. I will never forget these two women nor the rest of their family.

  • Diane Armstrong says:

    Thank you for letting us know in Colorado the news about Dr. Wong. I was so sorry to hear it, but hope she is now at peace. She was a wonderful, caring doctor and I miss her very much.

  • Eileen Brodie says:

    Trudy Wong was my internist for many years in Colorado. When I moved to Folsom, California in 2014, leaving her dedicated medical care was a real loss. She was a key part of coping with a rare kidney defect; she was referred to me by a nephrologist who thought well of her. Trudy Wong had a great influence on my path to regaining strength and well-being after seven years of an undiagnosed/ misdiagnosed and untreated illness. She was a clear thinker, and an ally in an arena often better known for haste and impersonal care. I saw that she was driven by caring. At the same time she was firm and held her patients accountable. I appreciated her careful record keeping, and the extra time she spent researching elements of my rare condition. She would even take time to personally follow up with a phone call. It was clear she put in long hours with her solo practice. She missed little, remembered much, and discussed details as if I were on a par with her. Never arrogant or self-important; no question was ever ridiculed or ignored. If I’d encountered her earlier in my course, it’s apparent to me that my diagnosis (& treatment) would have come much sooner. We had a few shared interests; Chinese culture that I’d learned about growing up in Hawaii. Martial arts; She mentioned her Si Fu (teacher) with admiration. She even admitted that the way I pronounced, ‘Gung Hee Fat Choy’ at Chinese New Year’s time, wasn’t half bad. The world of medicine, and the world in general, has lost a bright light with the passing of Trudy G. Wong. I’m glad that I took time to tell her that her careful attention and professional skill truly made a difference. She is missed. My sympathy to her family. If I had known she was ill, I would have done anything for her.

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