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Rowena chiu 2 (embedded music)

  1. 2. The Wong Family: Back row from left: Matthew(oldest brother), Mom, Dad, Timothy(2 nd brother) Front row from left, Rosina, & Rowena
  2. 3. Rowena was born in April 28, 1958 in Hong Kong. Mr. Wong always enjoy playing with her and taking her places.
  3. 4. Rowena and her Mother
  4. 5. Rowena and her elder sister, Rosina
  5. 6. Rowena was very close to her nanny (chut jeah) who took care of her beginning the day from waking her up to putting her back in bed.
  6. 7. Rowena has ALWAYS enjoyed one of her favorite treats, Ice Cream!
  7. 8. Popular family activity during hot summer in Hong Kong.
  8. 9. Rosina, Rowena and their father
  9. 10. Rowena enjoyed playing with the sand when she was a child.
  10. 11. Timothy (second elder brother), her elder sister and Rowena.
  11. 12. Starting school…
  12. 13. St. Stephen’s Girls’ College, Hong Kong
  13. 14. School photo of Rowena at the age of 4
  14. 15. Rowena just walked in the door coming home from school.
  15. 16. School just finished, so time to go out and eat!
  16. 17. Her school activities…
  17. 18. Ready, set …GO!
  18. 19. She was an athlete and had won 1 st place in short track.
  19. 20. At school she enjoyed creative arts, such as playing the flute, guitar and drawing
  20. 22. Rowena was quite good at dancing
  21. 23. Found her second half…
  22. 24. At Ocean Park, Hong Kong with William. 1978
  23. 25. William and Rowena, 1979
  24. 26. On an outing in Sausalito
  25. 27. Rowena liked being with kids and was a teacher for elementary students for a year
  26. 28. Tying the Knot… 1981
  27. 29. Rowena’s wedding was held in Los Angeles where many close friends came to celebrate her marriage.
  28. 30. Sharing a special moment with her mother.
  29. 31. Rowena and William Chiu got married on November 14, 1981 Traditional Chinese Wedding Banquet in the evening. The best man was her second elder brother Timothy and the bride maid was her classmate Jackie.
  30. 32. Graduation… 1982
  31. 33. Graduated in California State University, Los Angeles with a business major in 1982.
  32. 34. William, her father, Rowena, her mother, Akiko (yet sister in-law) and Timothy (her second elder brother).
  33. 35. Start a family… firstborn 1986…
  34. 36. At Stanley Park with William and their son Stanley in Vancouver, Canada, 1988
  35. 37. At Stanley’s first Disneyland’s visit, 1989
  36. 38. Stanley always attached to Rowena when he was young.
  37. 39. Second Son… 1990
  38. 40. Stanley seems surprised to have a new family member!
  39. 41. Her second son, Jason, was a heavy child, tipping the scale at a little over 8 pounds!
  40. 42. Jason was very attached to Rowena just as his older brother when he was an infant. Rowena and Jason, two years old, on the cable car in Disneyland. They no longer offer that attraction.
  41. 43. Families events…
  42. 44. Celebration to her parent’s 50 th anniversary. Back row from left: Timothy, William and Jason, Matthew (eldest brother), Tony. Middle row from left: Akiko (sister-in-law), Rowena, Mr. and Mrs. Wong, Cindy (sister-in-law), Rosina. Front row from left: Stephanie, Stanley, and Jennifer.
  43. 45. Family trips…
  44. 46. Monterey, California 1995
  45. 47. Took a rest while on the tour of the Hoover Dam, 1995
  46. 48. In Shanghai in front of the famous tower, Oriental Pearl Tower. Shanghai, China, 1997
  47. 49. At the top of the tower
  48. 50. On the Royal Caribbean cruise to Ensenada, Mexico, 1998
  49. 51. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1998
  50. 52. Inner tubes in Big Bear are heavier than they look! 1998
  51. 53. Washington, D.C. 1999
  52. 54. William and Rowena happily lounging next to a swimming pool. Toronto, Canada, 1999
  53. 55. The Battle Begins 2001 Against Cancer… … And Still Having Fun!
  54. 56. During the recovery of the recetomey, radiation and chemotherapy, 2001
  55. 57. When the energy level is back she went on a short hiking trip in Los Angeles National Park. 2001
  56. 58. She was still active and went with the family to ski and snowboard at Snow Valley in Big Bear. 2001
  57. 59. She had an optimistic attitude and was very positive
  58. 60. Alaska Princess cruise with her family and her parents in 2002.
  59. 65. At Sequoia National Park with the family. 2002
  60. 66. Enjoying a hike Near Yosemite 2003
  61. 67. The cancer had metastasize to her bone. After the hip surgery and second chemo in 2005. At the Carlsbad Flower Fields in San Diego
  62. 68. In front of St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe, 2005
  63. 69. Visiting her elder brother Timothy at his gallery at Santa Fe, 2005
  64. 70. At a company party at Newport Beach
  65. 71. She went back to Hong Kong to celebrate her high school St. Stephen’s Girls’ College 100 th Anniversary in 2006
  66. 72. On our way to Big Bear to see the snow!
  67. 73. Lake Arrowhead, 2007
  68. 74. Rowena always enjoyed visits from Tim and Akiko. Getty Museum, 2007
  69. 75. About to depart for a cruise to Italy and a tour of Italy. 2008
  70. 76. Taking a lovely ride in a gondola in Venice, Italy 2008.
  71. 77. Touring the old ruins of Katakolon, Greece in 2008
  72. 78. At Santorini, Greece, 2008
  73. 82. Her spirit remain high after the third chemotherapy. In Death Valley, 2009
  74. 83. Enjoying the sun as she takes in the view in Sedona, Arizona 2009
  75. 84. Exploring the cliffs and canyons in Sedona with ancient Native American drawings, 2009.
  76. 85. At a Pumpkin Festival at Tanaka Farms in Irvine. 2009
  77. 86. She fell very ill in October and passed away on October 14, 2010. Insert quote here
  78. 87. Thank you all for coming!
  79. 88. Slides not being used
  80. 97. Rowena never did like reading, so it was often that she was caught daydreaming
  81. 99. Musical chairs at her preschool
  82. 101. Matthew, the second eldest sibling, is in the background steering the boat.
  83. 102. Timothy (second elder brother), Rowena and her elder sister.
  84. 106. Enjoying the beach in Hong Kong with Timothy
  85. 107. Hanging out at the back of the boat
  86. 109. Rowena driving and Rosina riding alongside
  87. 110. Rowena & Timothy, her eldest brother
  88. 114. Rowena trying to teach the family dog some new tricks!
  89. 116. Hanging out with a group a friends at Pasadena City College
  90. 119. Zipporah and Rowena at an amusement park
  91. 121. Jason loves
  92. 122. Jason and Rowena gets ready as Winnie and her daughter Tiffany help with the launch

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