Mae Gee

A private Celebration of Life will be held in Oakland, California for Mae Lew Gee, 93, Lawrence, Kansas.  She died on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at her home, surrounded by family.  Private inurnment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, CA.

She was born on May 15, 1916 in Oakland, CA, the daughter of Hawk Yee and Kong Fee Kung Lew.  She spent many years of her early life in Canton, China.  She moved to Lawrence, KS in 2004 from San Lorenzo, CA.

For many years, she and her family had a dry cleaning business in the Bay Area.

She was married to Vincent Gee and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: a daughter, Yvonne Wong and husband, Vincent Wong, of Castro Valley, CA, three sons; Norman and wife, Helen Gee, of Lawrence, KS, Victor Gee and wife, Rhonda Hirata, of Oakland, CA, Jerry Gee, of San Leandro, CA, a brother, Tom Lew, of Fremont, CA, three sisters; Jennie Mah, of San Leandro, CA, Annie Wong, of San Francisco, CA, Nancy Mar, of San Leandro, CA, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care (200 Maine Street, Lawrence, KS 66044) and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Online condolences may be left at this website.

7 Condolences

  1. Denise Low on May 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I have such good memories of this generous, vivacious woman. Did she ever meet a stranger? My best to all of you. What a great family. Denise

  2. Sharlene Gee on May 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

    A fond memory of mine is that Aunty Mae knit me a beautiful, beige sweater, a labor of love. My sincere condolences on the passing of Aunty Mae.

  3. stan & Bea Gee on May 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My memories of Aunty Mae are numerous and span many, many years. Especially the time when she and Uncle Vincent helped us when my Dad was injured. And the mah jong time in her home in Oakland. We will surely miss her and she will always live in our memories. Our heartfelt condolences and are thoughts are with the family in their grief.

    With love, Stan & Bea

  4. Sharyn and David Katzman on May 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Want to publicly acknowledge how much your mother meant to us both. We adored her: her mischievous smile, her flying hands -whether she was knitting or playing mah-jong, her enormous pride & love for her family. We are proud to have been included in her warm circle & will miss her terribly.Sorry we were so far away when she left you.Deepest condolences to everyone.

  5. The Williams Family on May 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Offering my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort and hope in the Bible’s promise, “Your dead ones will live. . . . They will rise up.” –Isaiah 26:19. We are with you in looking forward to God’s promise to undo the effects of death and even do away with death itself, as Revelation 21:3, 4 promises. What a wonderful hope is presented in God’s Word. . . being able to live right here on earth in paradisaic conditions with our loved ones beside us. –Psalms 37:29. It is our hope that these scriptures along with the support of friends and family will comfort you during this time of loss.

  6. Leah and Andy Grass on May 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. Wishing you peace and fond memories during this time.

  7. Leah and Andy Grass on May 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. Wishing you peace and fond memories during this time.

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