Songxiu Cai, 92, peacefully passed away on March 16, 2023, at the Midtown Oak Nursing Home with her family by her bedside. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00am, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento, Ca. 95819.
Songxiu Cai was born on August 13, 1930, in Taishan Guangdong of China to Zinong Cai and Meizhen Li. After she graduated from South China Normal University, she taught at various middle/high schools in Taishan Guangdong, including Taishan Normal College, Taishan No.2 Middle School, and Shuibu Middle School. She retired from her teaching career in 1988. For over 35 years, she had put her heart and soul into education and was well loved and respected by her students.
After retirement, Songxiu Cai worked for the Shuibu Overseas Chinese Magazine as chief editor for twelve years. As it was a small not-for-profit magazine, she had to do everything: including interviewing people, writing articles, inviting people to write, editing and proof reading, etc. The Magazine was adored by many overseas Chinese, quoting that it was informative yet interesting and fun to read.
Songxiu Cai married Rushun Liu in August 1960 and raised two daughters. She immigrated to the U. S. in 2001 and contributed tremendously to the Confucius Chinese School. In her spare time, she loved learning English. She received full marks in her US citizenship exam.
She is survived by two daughters, sons-in-law, a granddaughter, and two grandsons.