December 10, 1932 - November 10, 2019
On Sunday, 10thNovember, 2019, Wanxian ‘Wendy’ Ma, loving mother, grandmother and wife, passed away surrounded by her family at the age of 86. Born in China on 10th December, 1932, Ma Wanxian graduated from Northeast University College of Engineering, where she went on to become a full Professor of Geology and to meet her future husband. She was proud of her publications and inventions on the methods for identification of precious metals and she could speak Russian as well as her native Mandarin. In 1992, Ma Wanxian and her husband came to the USA to help care for their children and grandchildren, allowing them to contribute significantly in the fields of scientific research, medicine, US patents and the entertainment industry. Ma Wanxian was honored to become a US Citizen in 2018. She cared passionately about future generations and the world they will inherit and spent countless hours trying to persuade others of her vision -真善忍. Above all, Ma Wanxian was a gentle person. She thought of others before herself. She was also strong and independent and liked to explore. Surviving are her 2 daughters, Lei and Betty ‘Bei’ Yao, her two sons-in-law Lijia Yu and Gerry Fox, her 3 grandchildren, Henry (Elizabeth) Yu and Michelle & Nicole Zhang and her great grandson, Landon Yu. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fengliang ‘Frank’ Yao on February 20, 2009. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m, Saturday, 16th November, 2019 at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. (Rt. 176, one block west of Milwaukee Ave.) in Libertyville. For info: 847-362-3009. Donations to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL, in lieu of flowers.
On Sunday, 10thNovember, 2019, Wanxian ‘Wendy’ Ma, loving mother, grandmother and wife, passed away surrounded by her family at the age of 86. Born in China on 10th December, 1932, Ma Wanxian graduated from Northeast University... View Obituary & Service Information
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