Obituary of Mary Chan |

Obituary of Mary Chan

Mary Chan

Mary Frances Chan, of Sacramento, died Thursday night Oct, 23, 2014, after a battle with sarcoma cancer. She was 78.

A memorial service will be held from 4-6 p.m, Nov. 13, 2014, at the Capitol Christian Center located at 9470 Micron Ave., in Sacramento. Relatives and friends are welcome to join her service.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to hospice would be appreciated.

Mary was born to the late James and Rita Cox in Auguest 1936, in El Paso, Texas. She graduated from Dixon High School in 1956. She married in 1959 to Robert Chan, resided in San Francisco, Calif., before relocating to Grass Valley, Calif.

Mary gave birth to two children, son Darren and her late daughter Gen-Nih. She was a loving and dedicated mother. She later moved to Sacramento after her divorce.

From her earlier years to the later, Mary was a waitress, clothing model, secretary for Shell Oil Co., courtroom steno typist, owner of Mary Chan’s restaurant, medical receptionist at UC Davis Hospital and lastly the owner and teacher of Gen-Nih Yoga.

Mary enjoyed Christian ministry, travel, singing, dance, yoga and people. She was passionate about teaching people how to live a healthy positive lifestyle.

She is survived by son Darren (Denise) Chan; sisters Emma Kimura, Corrine Cook, and Josie Blackford; grandchildren Rachelle, Nicole, Anthony, and Amia; godson Kevin Galard;l and her longtime friend and close companion Ray Bitter. Mary had many nieces and nephews who she loved very much.

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