Suelyn Wong

Suelyn Wong (formerly Woo) passed away on March 15, 2018 after a short battle with Leukemia.

Born Oct. 24, 1935 in Los Angeles, she graduated from UC Berkeley majoring in fine arts. She worked as an artist and an elementary school teacher.

She met the love of her life, Herman Wong, while he was a reporter for the Oakland Tribune. After Herman accepted a position with the Los Angeles Times, they called the LA area their home for 30 years. They moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington in 1997.

They were married for 48 years until Herman’s passing in 2015. The grace and strength, while she cared and supported Herman in his final years, was inspirational.

She enjoyed seeing the world by land, sea and air. She RV’d throughout the U.S. and Canada; cruised to Mexico, the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, the Panama Canal and Hawaii; flew to Taiwan (1975 one year stay), China (1982 ancestral village visit), Europe, Central Asia, Russia, the Far East and Mexico.

Art was her passion. Whether creating, participating or viewing the arts, it was always part of her life. She was an active volunteer and participant at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center and sang with the Evergreen Singers.

She is survived by her older brothers Bill Woo (Vera) and Chad Woo (Gloria) along with numerous nephews and nieces.

They will miss her giving and caring nature; her creative and inquisitive mind; and her understated elegance and adventurous spirit.

Per her request, there will be no service.

An online obituary and guestbook is at https://funerals.coop/obituaries/suelyn-wong.html.

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