1925 - 2016
Meiying Yue survived the tumult of civil war in China and drew on her wellspring of courage when she and her family were persecuted as entrepreneurs. She immigrated to the US in late 1980, and became a proud naturalized American citizen ten years later. Meiying was active in the community, volunteering for the Santa Barbara Chinese American Association, and a friend to all at her Adult Ed ESL Program and Japanese embroidery classmates at the SBCC Wake Campus. She brought her friendly and energetic spirit with her to Garden Court where she thrived as a resident, assisted in neighborhood beautification efforts, and created arts and crafts donated to local hospitals. Meiying is preceded in death by her husband, Jiguang Zhang, and is survived by her five children with their spouse, and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Garden Court. Donations can be sent to Garden Court on De La Vina, Santa Barbara in her name.