Alice Tien-Yin Yong was born in Tien Jin, a city in North East China. She came to the United States to go to college after graduating from high school in China. Alice graduated summa cum laude from Wheaton College for women in Norton Massachusetts. There she was elected the prestigious honor of May Queen. She then Received a Masters of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan. Alice then married and found work in the chemistry field studying the enzyme Bromelain for Dole Pineapple Co. on the island of Oahu. Her son, Bruce, was born during her time on the island. She went back to school at the University of Hawaii to receive a teaching credential in Science and Math to teach High School and Elementary School students. She then moved and taught Chemistry and Math at Lompoc Unified School District. She earned many Research Awards to further her studies and education in such prestigious Academic Institutions such as Stanford and Yale. In addition to her academic interests, she was very involved in church activities based on her Christian faith. As a classically trained violinist she participated in local symphonies.
Alice lived a long and eventful life. She treated everyone she met with the utmost kindness and genuine respect. She always found comfort and peace from her faith. Her impact on those close to her will be everlasting. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and role model. We love and miss you Ah Boo, bye for now.
Ms. Alice Yong is survived by her son Bruce Akoni Yong D.C, daughter-in-law Briar Yong and grand-daughter MakenaAkoni (Ai-Jung) Yong. Services will be held Sat. Jan 19th @ 2pm, Welch-Ryce, Haider.