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Quon, Jessie C.

Jessie C. Quon passed away at home on June 16, 2016, surrounded by family members. A lifelong resident of San Francisco, Jessie witnessed many changes and events throughout her life. Upon celebrating her 100th birthday recently on March 25, she remarked that she felt like a "go-getter." Preceded in death by her devoted husband, Pete, who is now cooking, cleaning, and chauffeuring her in Heaven, as he did here on Earth. Jessie is survived by her son Steven, daughter-in-law, Kitty, daughter, Valerie, and son-in-law, Ed; grandchildren, Kathy (James), Kenneth (Seema), Kimberly (Gustavo), Justin, and Jaylene (Mark); great granddaughters, Avery and Ashley; sisters Helen and Maude; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other children whom she cared for over the years. Jessie was a homemaker who was devoted to her family, and who loved to host dinners and other family get-togethers, especially at Chinese New Year. She was an accomplished baker and candy-maker, known for her famous coffee candy, caramels, and lace cookies, which she enjoyed making for friends and family. Jessie also enjoyed knitting, reading, word search puzzles, daily walks and exercise (no doubt the key to her long and healthy life!), watching Wheel of Fortune and Nightly Business News, and most of all, slowly working her way through a box of See's Candies Nuts & Chews. Jessie and Pete took road trips to Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles, and also traveled to China and Japan with friends and relatives. Having lived through the Great Depression, Jessie was a humble woman who taught each generation of her family to value education and hard work, and above all else, to have respect for one another and also their elders. In her own words, "Love to all, young and old, belief [in God] or not; happiness always; good health, success, and loads of love."

A service to commemorate Jessie's life will be held on Sunday, June 26 at 12:30 p.m., McAvoy O'Hara, 4545 Geary Blvd., S.F. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Colma.


Mortuary: McAvoy O'Hara

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