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Anne Lee Leong

January 4, 1936 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 84)

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Anne Lee-Duan King Leong was born in Zhenhai, Zhejiang, China and immigrated to San Jose, California by way of Hong Kong and Taiwan in the Summer of 1961.    She was educated in Hong Kong and Taiwan before she attended San Jose State University and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Library Science.  Anne worked in accounts payable in the Santa Clara Valley Medical Health as well as in the Santa Clara County Courts system while also helping as a staff interpreter to those monolingual Chinese speaking patients with her mastery of 4 dialects of the Chinese language including Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese and Taisanese.  Anne, a long time resident of San Jose, celebrated 55 years of marriage to her husband, Gim Leong.  Anne’s passions included traveling and cruising with Gim all over the world to Europe, China, Alaska and more.  She enjoyed socializing with friends at poker and mahjong parties or lunches or just chatting on the phone.  Anne’s main passion was the arts and Chinese Brush Painting for which she was an accomplished artist with many exhibitions and several published books throughout her lifetime.  She participated in diverse organizations including the National League of American Pen Women, held a position in the San Jose Arts Commission.  She also shared her passion with the many students young and old she taught her Chinese Brush Painting craft.  Anne was also a gifted musician and could play the Chinese string musical instrument zither and also piano.  Anne is preceded in death by her parents Han Chung King and Yu-Han Hsu King, and her husband Gim Leong.  Anne is survived by her son Hou Leong (Louise Lee), her daughter Vivian Leong Madrigal (Ruben Madrigal), her grandchildren Meghan Leong, Abigail Leong, Adrian Madrigal, Alexa Madrigal and Xavier Madrigal.  Her brother Lee-Jong King (Rosy Yeh), her sisters Ellen Yang and Lee Sun (Hsiang-Ning Sun), her nieces and nephews:  Yvenne King (Rick Lord and their son Justin King Lord), Lenora King (Neal Hall and their children Georgiana Hall and Grayton Hall); Gene Yang (Theresa Kim and their children Kolbe Yang, Gianna Yang, Suzanna Yang and Elianna Yang); Jon Yang (Diana Wang and their children Luke Yang and Siena Yang); Roberta Lee (Michael Lee and their children Payton Lee, Parker Lee and Preston Lee); Harriet Tsen (Chuck Tsen and their children Elliot Tsen and Gabriella Tsen).

 

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