Mrs. Mary Rose Lim, eldest daughter of Dr. Edward Hua Ngak Lee, M.D., and Mrs. Lee Kwok Ming Fong, was born in Swatow, China on 7th October,1931. Her sisters were Mrs. Vera Lee Wong (deceased) of Boston, Massachusetts, and Mrs. Joyce Lee Jones of Annapolis, Maryland. Mary Rose Lim studied at the Morning Star School in Swatow and St. Stephen's Girls' School in Hong Kong and received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Hong Kong in 1954. In 1955, she was married to Mr. Collin Lim (deceased) and began a long teaching career at the Diocesan Girls' School in Hong Kong. She gave birth to and raised four children: Ulysses, Collin Jr., Richard and Jeanne. In the early 1980s, she emigrated to the United States with her family and settled in San Francisco. Peaceful and surrounded by family, she passed away due to complications from endovascular surgery at the UCSF Medical Center on 15th July, 2006; she was then 74 years old. She is survived by her four children, daughter-in-law Julia and granddaughters Livia, Cordelia and Octavia.
July 26, 2006; 1:00pm
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