Ann King Hing Ng Chin, 64, of Yakima passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

Her birth name, King Hing Ng, was changed to Ann when she moved to the U.S. She was born in Taishan, Canton, China. She was educated in Hong Kong.

It was in Hong Kong where she met her future husband, Wayne (Wan Mow), in the early 1950’s.

They married in 1957 and immigrated to Sunnyside. He was co-owner and chef at the only Chinese restaurant in Sunnyside at that time, the Golden Pheasant.

After all their children graduated from college, Ann and Wayne sold their interest in the restaurant in 1987. Retirement was short lived, as Wayne was diagnosed with cancer.

He lost that hard fought battle in January 2001. A few years after Wayne’s death, Ann moved to Yakima to live with her daughter, until her health began to fail her. She then resided at Crescent Convalescent in Yakima until her death.

Ann is survived by her six children, their spouses, and five grandchildren, Jeanne and Robin Okubo, and son, James, of Mill Creek; Julie Chin of Mukilteo; Maylee and Jeffrey Witham, and their children, Nicholas and Grant, of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; Anita and William Agee, and child Liam, of Sydney, Australia; Mayling and Darren Long, and son, Jarrett, of Yakima; and Edward and Heather Chin of Snohomish.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; and granddaughter, Sophia.

A private family viewing will be held Friday evening, Aug. 27, 2004, at Butterworth - Arthur Wright Chapel, 520 West Raye, Seattle, WA 98119 (206-622-0949). Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Butterworth – Arthur Wright Chapel with internment following at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, adjacent to the Chapel. Butterworth Funeral Home, Seattle, is in charge of the arrangements.


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