Jane Wong-Liu

1959 ~ 2023

Jane Wong-Liu passed away at her home, surrounded by family, on February 19, 2023.

Born on August 17, 1959 to Kin Hei and Ah Sim Wong in Hong Kong, she immigrated with her parents and older brother, Roland, to Nassau, Bahamas in 1963. In 1972, the family, which now included younger brother Wilson, moved to Midvale, Utah after her father was sponsored to work in a relative’s restaurant.

Jane graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah with degrees in English and French teaching and studied abroad in Angers, France. For eight years she taught at Cyprus High School and was honored with the Teacher of the Year award in 1990. She took great pride in her students and followed their achievements post-graduation. Even after leaving teaching to take care of her growing family, she continued to dedicate her life to education and was an active member in her children’s classrooms, Parent Teacher Associations, school book fairs, and beyond. Through these engagements, she also became part of “the lunch bunch,” a group of friends who met for monthly lunches for over 20 years.

In 1988, Jane married Vernon Liu. Together they have three children: Jonathan, Jessica, and Julianne. She provided unconditional love and support for her children’s growth and careers, always encouraging them to pursue their passions. Jane was also a strong support for her parents, as they adjusted to life in America and later as they aged and required more care. Jane enjoyed sewing, shopping, listening to music, and French patisserie.

Jane is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by husband Vernon, brothers Roland and Wilson Wong, and children Jonathan, Jessica, and Julianne Liu.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary Riverton (3688 W 12600 S). Family and friends may gather for viewing and visitation at 9:30 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will be at Sunset Gardens Sandy (1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South)) following the service. Face masks are encouraged.


May you have peace and comfort. You took such great care of your wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Steven Richardson

Dear Vernon and family: we are very sorry for your loss . Your dearest wife, you dearest mother. We shall miss her and her examplary ways of life and the care of her parents.
Jennifer and Adrian Yee

- Jenny and Adrain Yee

Praying for you and your family Dr. Liu. I'm so sorry to hear this.

- Victoria Martinez

I taught with Jane at Cyprus and we were in the same Foreign Language Dept. We did student trips to France and Spain together. She also joined our friend group on a trip to San Francisco. I will always remember her kindness, sweetness, and friendship beyond reproach. I will miss you greatly.

- Roger Crandall

Bob and I are so terribly sorry for your loss!

- Tami Gazzerro and Bob Gazzerro

Dear Dr. Liu,
Ore family was so sad to hear of your sweet wife’s passing, she was a beautiful lady and just right for you. Thanx for over 20 years of medical care for our entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, we always heard how very proud of your children you were Dr. Liu! I bet Jerry has already met your wonderful wife and is showing her around Heaven, again our hearts are sad for your loss but we wish you good health and enjoy all the wonderful family memories you have, may you feel comfort and peace and know she is now happy and healthy, our prayers forever….The Law Family ❤️

- Linda Law

Dear Family of Ms. Wong-Liu,

I was a student of Madame Wong at Cyprus High School (Class of 1986). Mme. Wong made a mark on me and my classmates. She was a positive influence on us and changed the course of history for the better. My classmate in Mme. Wong’s French class was Robbie McDaniel who is now the principal at Cyprus High. Mme. Wong was so patient with us and our sophomoric (an English word she taught us) antics. Hopefully we provided her with some pride as we went on in life.

Merci Beaucoup, Madame Wong-Liu

John Huber

- John Huber

Dr Liu
We are so sorry you have lost your “Queen.” Our heartfelt sympathies to you and you and your family. We will always cherish your care and wisdom
Richard Jenkel and family

- Jenkel Family