Henry Lynn Wong

Henry Lynn Wong

January 08, 1932 - July 05, 2013

Henry Lynn Wong

January 08, 1932 - July 05, 2013


Our beloved father, Henry Lynn Wong Jr., age 81, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 after being in the hospital for over five months fighting pneumonia and other complications.

He was born January 8, 1932 to Henry and Miriam Wong in Kauai, Hawaii and was the oldest brother of James Wong, deceased, and a sister, Ruth Kaneshiro.

He loved to sketch and oil paint beautiful landscapes, especially the Hawaiian ocean. He loved music, whether spending hours on his organ (even though he couldn’t read a note) or playing the ukulele, alone or jammin with his children. But what he loved most was Eating!!!

Henry met Lydia while working at the Dole Pineapple Cannery in Honolulu. Henry was singing enthusiastically loud and Lydia turned to her friend and said, “Who’s that nut singing?” Shortly after he was sealed for time and all eternity for 48 years to the love of his life in the Los Angeles Temple.

He is survived by five children: Debra (Dennis) Rice, Henry (Joy) Wong III, Sandra (Bobby) Soles, Linda Matthews and Cynthia (David) Porter; 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He used to love to stand among his family, holding out his arms saying, “I am the creator of all of you”.

He loved serving in the Marine Corps and had a very deep sense of patriotism. He fought in the Viet Nam war and retired honorably after 24 years of service.

After he left the military, he worked as a chef for over 18 years at Mission Hospital. Food was his passion.

Memorial service is Saturday, 7/13/13, at the LDS chapel, 24755 Trabuco Rd, Lake Forest, CA. The viewing is at 11:00 with the services beginning at noon, followed by full military honors and burial at El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Rd, Lake Forest, CA, at 2:00 pm.

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3 responses to Henry Lynn Wong

  1. Dennis Rice says:

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  2. Sorry this isn’t from Jake it’s from Shellie 🙂

  3. Brother Wong and I worked together at Girls Camp to feed over 200 girls and leaders. He had a smile on his face all week and kept me smiling too. I will remember him best for his smile! Shellie Griffith

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