Wai Yuen Jang passed away on January 22, 2024 peacefully at the age of 95 due to congestive heart failure. Wai Yuen was born on Sept 14, 1928 in Guangdong, China. His parents were Hoy Som Jang and Wai Ying Wong. While studying in China, he met his wife Fung Lun (Rosalind) and was married in Hong Kong on Oct 11, 1960. Wai Yuen immigrated to America in the 40's with his late brothers, Wai Hong(Wayne) and Wai Tim to join his father to make a better life for his family. Later his wife, Fung Lun joined him. Wai settled in Courtland, California and together with his father began his agricultural career, growing pear trees and various crops. Together, he and his father shared crops with the Wilcox Family. He enjoyed fishing and pheasant hunting whenever possible. After his father passed, he became a foreman for Lincoln Chan Farms, as noted in 1980’s, the biggest pear farmer in the state. He continued the love of growing and harvesting pears. He even learned to speak some Spanish with his coworkers and became good friends over the years. Wai Yuen had an interest in the community as well. He was the treasurer for a chinese association to represent Asian immigrants and the preservation of the historical small town of Locke. He contributed to the Sacramento River Investment Co. for the massive levee system necessary to contain the river to make farming possible. After many years spent on the Delta, Wai Yuen retired in Sacramento. After retirement, he enjoyed gardening, spending time with family, and his two grandchildren. He enjoyed watching football and basketball, especially the 49'ers and the Sacramento Kings. Wai Yuen was a simple, hardworking, kind hearted, compassionate and generous person. He is someone who can find happiness in the smallest things and be content with what he has. Those who know him may see him as being honest, easy-going, strong willed, thoughtful and like good things.
Wai Yuen was preceded in death by his wife, Fung Lun (Rosalind), his parents, brothers, sister and nephew (Calvin). Wai Yuen is survived by his daughter Corrine(Juan) and grandchildren Tony and Deanna; sister-in-law (Sui Jang), cousin, and many nephews and nieces. Family and all those who knew him will remember him as a beloved husband, loving father, uncle, cousin and devoted grandfather.
The Jang family would like to acknowledge Mercy Medical Group for their services. Also, our deepest gratitude to Signature Living on Lavelli Way for their outstanding attentive services. A special thanks to A1 Hospice for their exceptional care.