Hsiaowan (Wendy) Lee

June 8, 1949 ~ December 21, 2020

Viewing:

Dec. 28, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens (1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT 84092)
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  • Service:

    Dec. 28, 2020
    11:00 AM
    Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT 84092)
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  • Hsiaowan (Wendy) Lee, 71, passed away on December 21, 2020.

    Wendy was born in Beijing, China to Li Wei and Zhang Wenlan in 1949. After graduating from the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing, Wendy arrived in the United States in 1980 and earned her M.S. degree at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She studied towards her Ph.D. degree at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1983 to 1989. A talented engineer and scientist her whole career, she embraced solving problems and helping others.

    A true citizen of the world, she travelled the globe across Asia, Europe, and North America, warming every place she touched with her kindness, beauty, elegance, and grace. She enjoyed singing, playing piano, exploring new places and food, and spending time with her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and daughter. She poured her life, love and energy into her family and we are eternally grateful. Wendy was courageous, honest, selfless, and always exuded the highest integrity. She will be deeply missed but forever loved and honored.

    Wendy is preceded in death by her mother Zhang Wenlan. She is survived by her father Li Wei; high school sweetheart and husband of 43 years Zhaoguang (George) Yang; daughter Sunny Lee Yang Baig & son-in-law Ali Baig; grandchildren Benjamin and Summer; and brother Hsiaowei Lee.

    A viewing will be held Monday, December 28th, 2020, at 10-10:45 AM at Larkin Sunset Gardens. When entering the mortuary, please wear masks properly and stay socially distanced. Afterwards, graveside services will be held at 11 AM at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT 84092).



    Guestbook/Condolences

    李老师辞世的消息来得十分突然,令我们震惊、悲恸。明明两个月前,坚强温暖的她还在乐观地同我们一块儿憧憬未来,积极地同我们相约将来,还在善意地表达着对我们的期许。她温润如玉、心地善良、高贵优雅,面对再普通不过的我们,总是不吝夸奖地表达对我们的喜爱。从前我们以为时间还长,不敢走近,生怕打扰,唯有默默祈福,只愿人定胜天。如果早知时间如此短暂,我们会回馈给她更多更多的温暖。很遗憾很遗憾很遗憾,人生没有如果。很遗憾很遗憾很遗憾,她终是没能与我们一同跨入崭新的2021。无论如何,与之相遇,倍感幸运,温暖不散,音容永存,承蒙关爱,何德何能,来日方长,终会相遇。李老师,放心,一路走好!谢谢您的喜爱。我们一定记得您,一定来看您。

    - Peng Fangyuan & Lu Yi
    李老师辞世的消息来得十分突然,令我们震惊、悲恸。明明两个月前,坚强温暖的她还在乐观地同我们一块儿憧憬未来,积极地同我们相约将来,还在善意地表达着对我们的期许。她温润如玉、心地善良、高贵优雅,面对再普通不过的我们,总是不吝夸奖地表达对我们的喜爱。从前我们以为时间还长,不敢走近,生怕打扰,唯有默默祈福,只愿人定胜天。如果早知时间如此短暂,我们会回馈给她更多更多的温暖。很遗憾很遗憾很遗憾,人生没有如果。很遗憾很遗憾很遗憾,她终是没能与我们一同跨入崭新的2021。无论如何,与之相遇,倍感幸运,温暖不散,音容永存,承蒙关爱,何德何能,来日方长,终会相遇。李老师,放心,一路走好!谢谢您的喜爱。我们一定记得您,一定来看您。

    - Peng Fangyuan & Lu Yi
    非常时期,不能亲自去为小婉送行,甚憾。相识五十五载,朝夕相处经年。骤然离去,往事历历涌上心间。一同品尝过酸甜苦辣,亦共享过欢乐时光。人生如梦,不过弹指一挥间 。她的音容笑貌,仿佛仍在身边 ...... 请代我和Donlee, 为小婉献上鲜花一束,籍此寄托我们的哀思与怀念。愿小婉一路走好!盼家人自我珍重!

    - Yang Baixian
    Dear Wendy, there are no words to describe how deeply sorry I am for your loss! You are always a kind, warm and caring soul. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace!

    - Zhongxian Guo
    由于中国国内不能看到这个网站,竞峰特代表父母蔡自兴和翁环老师对小婉的去世表达悼念。 我父母和兆光小婉相识几十年,双方在国内就认识。83年,自兴来美留学,到内华达大学,就是兆光和小婉接待的,在内华达期间,他们给予了自兴无微不至的关心和帮助。后来自兴转学普渡大学,又是兆光和小婉送他到机场。93年自兴再次来美,又得到了兆光和小婉的帮助。这些年来,虽然大家在不同的地方生活工作,但大家一直保持联系。后来,兆光和小婉来长沙工作生活,自兴、环和兆光、小婉有了更多的接触机会。小婉温柔的个性,乐观的态度总是感染了自兴和环。每次和兆光、小婉夫妻的聚会都留下了美好的回忆。 71岁的年龄,实在还是太年轻,作为朋友,自兴和环还有很多话没和小婉说完。自兴和环,携儿子竞峰和昱峰两家,对小婉的去世表示哀悼。希望兆光和家人节哀。 小婉,一路走好!Rest in Peace.

    - Zixing Cai
    It is truly a great loss for the society and the world, as you enter the heaven. You were one of the most caring, warm-hearted people I have met. Your beauty, grace and pursuit of truth and justice will be forever missed. Rest in peace.

    - Shen Q Pan
    Dear Wendy, words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in Peace.

    - Lifeng Zhang
    小宛阿姨,一路走好。We will miss you. 蔡竞峰

    - Jingfeng Cai
    As you grieve, please know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Hsiaowan. Known her since 1976, our friendship has been always strong. It means a lot to my life and will be always remembered. Our deepest condolences. Rest In Peace. From Shasha, with Dada & Ruogu.

    - Shasha Yang
    Dear cousin George, Sorry to hear the terrible news. Unable to believe your beloved wife Wendy has left you so soon. Must be more than forty years ago, you introduced Wendy to us and she joined the brotherhood and sisterhood of the Tang’s family. She was shy, tall and had a beautiful smile. Not long afterward, we all left Beijing and became farmers during the Cultural Revolution. I haven’t seen you and Wendy since then. Life has been short. Memory of those love and sweet years will remain. I hope you’re strong and find purpose again. Please take good care of yourself! ❤️ Your cousin Yawei Wang

    - Yawei Wang
    Don't want to believe that you have left us. Your voice and smile always slip into my mind without any notice in the recent days: the warm greetings after a long separation; the wonderful songs at parties; the toughness to the sickness ...... We went sampling together, had lamb pilaf together in Xinjiang, had pasita together in Hungary……We visited Singapore, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Italy, France, England ...... You patiently explained the menu and the local culture to us ...... Graceful, intelligent, kind, versatile, honest, and brave ...... All these words are well interpreted by you ...... Unforgettable ...... No sickness in heaven and sincerely wish you peace!!!

    - Haipu Li
    We would like to express our deep condolences on the passing away of our friend Hsiaowan Lee. We have known each other more than 40 years. We will always miss you !

    - Wenchong Chen and Xin Li
    Was shocked to learn Xiaowan's passed away. Deeply mourn Xiaowan. May she rest in peace. Still remember the happy hours we were all together in Reno... ... Condolence to you and your family and take good care. - Liming Xu & Bin Guo

    - Bin Guo
    Was shocked to learn Xiaowan's passed away. Deeply mourn Xiaowan. May she rest in peace. Still remember the happy hours we were all together in Reno... ... Condolence to you and your family and take good care. - Liming Xu & Bin Guo

    - Bin Guo
    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Wendy was such a kind and gentle soul. She will be deeply missed.

    - Tao Guihe
    Dear Hsiaowan, We will remember you always. Rest In Peace. Zhong Zhuang Xichang Zhang

    - Xichang Zhang
    It is terrible to hear about your loss and we express our sincere condolences to you and your family. Wendy was a wonderful and warm person and will be missed by all her friends.

    - Xianxian Li & Patrick Zhang