Jen Liu Kao, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 28, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.
She is survived by her husband Chih-Tsung Kao of Seattle; daughters Sue Chen, Ming Ying, and San Chu; grandchildren Ernest Chen, Marlene Chen, Chris Ying, Jeffrey Chu, Evelyn Ying Wildeman, and Bryant Chu; and great-grandchildren Brandon and Wesley Chu, and Colin and Lucy Wildeman.
Born on May 6, 1922, in Suzhou, China, Jen's life carried her to Taiwan and eventually to Seattle where she resided for over 20 years. Jen was a wonderful cook, avid player of mahjong and was a dedicated Mariner's fan.
At her request, Mrs. Kao will have a private family service.
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.