Monday, January 7, 2013

In Memory: Joan Jue Yen, Jack Lee Jue

Jack Lee Jue, 84, of Pasadena, died peacefully on January 2, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1928, Jack attended UCLA and UC Davis. Jack took pride in his career accomplishments. Jack and his father specialized in asparagus farming and established a wholesale produce market in Los Angeles.
Jack worked for many years as a County of Los Angeles Right of Way Agent and was licensed as a real estate broker and appraiser.
Jack was President and co-owner of National Appraisal Corporation. In 1986 he served as President of the Los Angeles Chapter and was an Appraisal Institute instructor for many years. He was also an Associate Professor for the Los Angeles Community College District for 20 years.
Jack was one of the founders of Standard Savings Bank. The bank opened for business in 1982 in Los Angeles Chinatown with the goal of serving new Chinese American immigrants and businesses.
Among his personal accomplishments are his faith in God and his work with the San Gabriel Presbyterian Church.
Most important to him was his family who surrounded him with love and laughter.
Jack is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alice Jue, their 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; Jack Jr and Elizabeth Jue (Robert, Kelly, Jackson, Riley, Leah, Jordan), Arlene and Stephen Morton (Nicklaus, Kelle), Richard and Terri Jue (Emily), Adrienne and William Hwang (Brian, Kevin), Leslie Jue and Brian Payne (Jacqueline, Matthew).
Jack has an extended family in California including sisters: Soo-Jan Wong (Mel), Pingeleen Quon, Soo-Yin Holloway (Ed), sister-in-law Estelle Jue-Clay (Miles) and brother Guy Jue, deceased. He was preceded in death by his sister Joan Jue Yen (Richard) by just days.
Services will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at
The Old North Church, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Visitation will be held from 7-8 pm on Monday, January 14, 2013 at
The Old North Church
Donations may be made in memory of Jack Jue to the San Gabriel Presbyterian Church
200 West Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776

 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.

Jr., Arlo, Rich, Age and Les,

We're all sad to hear of your dad's passing and we know what you may be feeling at this time, but perhaps there's some comfort in knowing that your dad and our mom are together again, inseparable as ever.

A few years ago, mom made a painting from a photograph of your dad, herself and their mother, Rose.  Although we grew accustomed to seeing it hanging on the wall in her living room next to the fireplace, it has taken on more meaning for us. Perhaps it can provide you some small solace as well.

Interestingly, while making funeral arrangements, we visited the burial site she had selected with our dad.  It's in the shadow of a large sculpture of an angel, and as dad commented, he thought she chose the site because it reminded her of this painting.

Wishing you all peace.


Dearest JR, Arlene, Richard, Adrienne, Leslie, Scott, Bob and Jeni,   
There is a spiritual bond among siblings that run quite deep.  This is so true between your Dad Jack and your Mom Joan.  They were spiritual twins.  They shared so many blessings together in life, and most important, bringing into this world all you beautiful and loving children. 
Just as they shared adventures together in their childhood...being "Huckleberry Finn and Sidekick," rafting down the L.A. River on an old wooden door-turned-raft...Or riding their horses Thunder and Blake down the old DeCelis wagon trail...they are now embarking on a great new adventure together.  It is so ironic, other-worldly, that the Lord should call your Mom and your Dad to Him at the same time...yet, it could only be so.   
We all looked up to your parents as the central pillars of our Big Family.  They taught us how to love one another and to stay connected together as one family.  This is their legacy to us, and so much more, that we know will continue.    
Much love to you all,  
Auntie Soo-Yin

1 comment:

  1. From my Auntie Estelle,
    Dear JR,
    It is so wonderful that your beautiful commemoration of Jack and Joan on the Jue Joe Clan blog will be here forever for all of Jue Joe's present and future descendents. Jack and Joan in their own unique styles taught us all how to both give and receive love from each other across four generations. They were models for us all, examples of how to gain wisdom from our past history, how to live life fully, how to laugh and love, how to grow old gracefully, and how to enjoy the whole process.

    Thank you again for creating the blog and maintaining it with such loving care.
    Much love,
    Auntie Estelle