Anna Sit Wong Paju - age: 83
(December 13, 1933 to August 16, 2017
Anna S. Wong Paju passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of August 16, 2017. She was born on December 13, 1933, to Sit Hung Cho and his wife Wong Shui Lan, in Po Ling, Guangdong Province, China.
Anna moved from her home town as a child to attend school in Hong Kong, where she learned to speak English. When she was 19, she married Roger N. Wong, of Ukiah, and immigrated to the United States in 1953. Roger and Anna first lived in Ukiah, then moved to Fort Bragg in 1954 where they owned and operated the Fort Bragg Steam Laundry. They had three children, Frederick, Judy and Richard. Rogers daughter Frances from his previous marriage came to live with them also. Roger eventually sold the laundry and became an accountant.
In 1966, they moved back to Ukiah and bought and operated Park N Takit Liquors until Roger retired in 1974.
Following Rogers death, Anna took classes at Mendocino College and in 1978 earned her AA Degree in Accounting. She went to work in the Accounting Department at Mendocino Community Hospital.
While there, she met Nurse Anesthetist John Paju, and when the Hospital closed, Anna went to work for John at Bay Area Anesthesia. After a long courtship, they were married on December 31, 1983. Johns daughters Jennifer and Jaylene came to live with them. The family has been long-time members of the First Baptist Church, in Ukiah.
Anna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband John Paju, sons Frederick (wife Christine and son Garrett) Wong, Richard (wife Lynda and sons Andrew and Cameron) Wong, daughter Judy Wong, stepdaughters Frances Zaft, Jennifer Dalla Valle (children Logan, Quincy, Sway and Maizie) and Jaylene (husband Brian) Sisneros, brothers, sisters, and many nieces and nephews.
Anna was a fantastic and adventurous cook, gardener and homemaker and she loved to talk food. She was fun to be around and was always up for a new adventure. She and John enjoyed traveling all over the world, went on many cruises and spent time each year at their home on Maui. She was interested in and curious about many things and always asked questions to get the full story. She had friends who shared a fondness for mahjong and who got together monthly to play. There were shared birthday celebrations with her girlfriends. She was also an expert seamstress.
Services will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017, at 11:30 am at the First Baptist Church followed by a reception in McCray Hall, in Ukiah, CA. Burial will be private. Arrangements are being made through Eversole Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Phoenix Hospice of Mendocino County in Willits, CA.