DR. CAIYUN  CHEN

DR. CAIYUN CHEN

1928 - 2019

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It is with heavy heart to announce that our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Dr. Caiyun Chen, age 91, departed for reunion with my father Zhiyuan Li and entered eternal rest in peace at 4:15 am on December 8, 2019 in Santa Rosa, CA, surrounded by her youngest daughter Dr. Li Li, her son-in-law Mr. Joe Chan, and her grandson Anthony Chan.

 

Dr. Chen was born on January 24, 1928 to Fusheng Chen and Jiying Gao in Dandong China where she was raised and educated and then became a medical doctor. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years (1955.01.08 - 1998.01.23) and is survived by four children: one son Debin Li, and three daughters, Min Li, Jie Li, and Li Li, as well as six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Dr. Chen was a well-known respected medical doctor and practiced for over 40 years in China. After her retirement, she resided in Sonoma County CA since 1998. She was fond of travel. Until 2018 in her 90’s, her footprints were across the Eastern, Western, Southern, and Northern Hemispheres. She visited many cities or states/provinces in the US and China (including Taiwan), as well as some other countries, such as Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

 

Dr. Chen was a delight to be around and lived life to the fullest. Her sweet smiles, kindness, generosity, intelligence, consideration and ingenuity made her family, neighbors, and friends truly enjoy all the time she accompanied, the slippers she crocheted, the sweaters and vests she knitted, and the dumplings (Baozi and Jiaozi) and many other gourmets she cooked.

 

Dr. Chen was an ambassador of Chinese language and culture. She did not only teach her grandchildren Chinese as if they were native and how to cook Chinese traditional food (e.g., Baozi, Jiaozi, Zongzi, etc.), but also went to their classes for many years during traditional Chinese Festivals with special Chinese food, decorations, and red envelopes for the specific holiday. The American children truly enjoyed the time together in an authentic Chinese environment and lots of them still treasure the red envelopes from her years ago. She taught many American friends how to play Mahjong and make Chinese lanterns.

 

Dr. Chen was really sharp and a fast learner. She learned to use phones and tablets really well in her 80’s and taught her children and friends in China who did not know how to use various apps (e.g. WeChat) to communicate at real time and exchange photos and videos instantly. She made all her family, relatives, and friends in different countries within her finger taps. She was never lonely although she did not speak much English. While hospitalized, she was seeing and chatting with them during dinner time every day remotely until the night before she departed.

 

Dr. Chen, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, is our inspiration and role model. She will be missed deeply by her family, friends, and many other people she met in her life. She also lives in our hearts forever.

 

Dr. Chen’s Memorial Services:

·       Time and Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 10am to 11am

·       Place and Address: Eggen & Lance Chapel, 1540 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

 

Appreciation Luncheon:

Please head to Fuzhou Restaurant by Noon, 12:00pm, at 450 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

 

Dr. Chen’s family look forward to meeting all of you at the restaurant for a heart-felt appreciation of your kind presence celebrating her fullest life and seeing her off to her reunion with her husband, her relatives and her friends rest in peace as well as your generous assistance during the most difficult time of our loss and all the joy and laughter that you brought her all these years in her life.

 

 

讣告:陈彩云母亲大人

我最亲最亲的亲人们、朋友们,此时此刻,我的心情非常沉重,因为我亲爱的妈妈,陈彩云医生,于2019年12月8日美国加州时间早上4点15分/中国北京时间晚上7点15分在美国加利福尼亚州圣塔萝莎市 (Santa Rosa, CA),由我们,她的小女儿李力、女婿陈祖坚和外孙陈海丰,给她穿上妈妈亲手缝制的寿衣,驾鹤西去和天堂里的爸爸以及其他亲人朋友团聚去了。她老人家走得非常安详,就像睡觉一样,没有痛苦,没有遗憾,悄悄地给自己平凡而伟大的一生画上了一个完美的句号,享年91岁。

善良贤惠的妈妈是陈福生和高吉英之长女,于1928年1月24日出生于辽宁丹东市,并在那里成长成为一名医生,与李志远1955年1月8日喜结连理,共有4个子女,儿子李德斌,女儿李敏、李杰和李力,恩恩爱爱43载,直至1998年1月23日爸爸离去,至今已有2个孙女,3个外孙,1个外孙女,和3个重外孙女。

妈妈行医40余载,不仅医明高术,有口皆碑,而且一辈子以他人利益为己任,助人为乐、关心爱护身边所有的人,临行之时也忘不了把她的爱留给大家,特地选择了一个世界各地的亲人、朋友都方便纪念,在同一天的时间悄然离去。

生前,亲爱的妈妈深受大家的爱戴,家人邻里,朋友同事,甚至是子女的朋友同学同事都是她的朋友,大家公认她是家里的贤妻良母好孩子,工作上的老黄牛,热心肠,邻里朋友的知心姐姐,解难阿姨、慈祥的奶奶,在美国,人人都尊称她为姥姥。

不知道有多少人曾经穿过她织过的毛衣、钩过的拖鞋、裁制的衣服,包过的饺子、包子和其他传统的中国美食。她言传身教,用自己的行动让她在美国出生长大的2个外孙子女熟练掌握了中文、烹制传统美食(包子,饺子,元宵、粽子等等)而且把中国的文化发扬光大,常年坚持去孩子们的学校和美国的孩子们一起庆祝中国的传统节日,给他们贴对联、挂灯笼、发红包、吃饺子......

她老人家不仅心灵手巧,而且与时俱进。不仅自己熟练运用手机、平板电脑,还早几年前就把远方的儿女亲人都教会了怎样使用微信交流,把大家紧紧地拢在一起。虽然大家远在天涯,却只有一屏之隔,可以随时互诉衷肠, 传递信息,直到临行之夜都一直在和远方亲人朋友连线,甚至在去往天国的路上,都会让大家在用现代通讯技术,即时送她最后一程......

从小妈妈就教导我们,“做人要正直,做事要认真”。她不仅仅是我们的妈妈、奶奶、姥姥、太奶奶、和太姥姥,也是我们的楷模和榜样!我们会沿着您的足迹,遵循您的教导,向前继续走下去!我们一定不会让你失望的。

亲爱的妈妈,您眼看着我们都长大,终于可以安息,放心地去和爸爸团聚,在天国保佑大家。妈妈,您一路走好,您永远活在我们心中!

 

悼念追思怀念、瞻仰遗容仪式:如果您想分享一个和老人家在一起的难忘时刻,我们一定会喜欢聆听。

·         时间:2019年12月15日,星期日,上午10点到11点

·         地点:Eggen & Lance Chapel, 1540 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

敬请亲朋好友届时光临,在上午9:50务必就坐,悼念仪式10点准时开始。

 

答谢午餐:仪式结束之后,敬请大家自行到达预定餐馆。

·         时间:中午十二点前

·         地点:福州餐馆, 450 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

陈彩云医生的家属届时会在指定餐馆恭候大家,聊表谢意。

感谢大家在节日之前无比繁忙的日子里,挤出时间来到我妈妈的灵前瞻仰遗容,吊念她老人家,庆祝她圆满的一生,并送她最后一程。同时感谢大家在我们痛失亲人之时伸出的援手,送来的安慰与关怀。特别感谢大家在老人家有生之年带给她的欢声笑语,美食佳肴,无尽的欢乐,给予她亲人般的细心呵护与照料。妈妈一定会像生前一样,感谢你们,继续在天国保佑大家健康平安、幸福快乐!

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