Joan Jue Yen, 82, of Phoenix, died peacefully December 30, 2012, in the embrace of her family. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1930, Joan attended UCLA where she studied fine art and design. She finished her formal education at ASU receiving both her BA and MA in art education. Joan taught art at Cortez HS in Phoenix, Scottsdale Community College, and Phoenix College. She was also an accomplished artist whose work has been archived in the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C., and exhibited throughout California and Arizona. Joan has a large extended family in California including sisters, Soo-Jan Wong (Mel); Pingeleen Quon; Soo-Yin Holloway (Ed); sister-in-law, Estelle Jue-Clay (Guy Jue, deceased). She was survived by her brother, Jack Jue (Alice), by just days. Joan leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Richard Yen, their children Richard Scott Yen (Sue), Robert E. Yen (Li), Jenifer Y. Pang (Yin) and six grandchildren: Christopher Yen (Erika), Stephen Yen, Michael Pang, Harrison Yen, Joan Emily Yen (Matt Young) and Kalia Pang. Services will be held at 10:30 am, on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Serenity Chapel, 2300 West Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ. Visitation on January 11, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm, A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 West Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ.
Donations may be made in Joan's memory to The Desert Jade Women's Club Scholarship Fund c/o Mary Tang, 1209 E. Steamboat Bend Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283.