Karen Wong

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Karen Wong

<p><br></p><p>Karen Wong passed away unexpectedly on May 27th.</p><p><br></p><p>We, like many of you, have been in shock that this vibrant young person is no longer with us.&nbsp;We miss her very much.</p><p><br></p><p>Karen was an extraordinary person and touched all our lives in so many profoundly meaningful&nbsp;ways. She was loved by everyone. She worked as a Registered Nurse at the UCSF Bone&nbsp;Marrow Transplant Unit (11Long) for over 30 years and had only recently retired. During her&nbsp;time there she was loved by all the staff, her patients and their families. She loved being a nurse, and loved working with her patients and colleagues, whom she considered family.&nbsp;Thanksgiving was always a special time on 11/12 Long, where Karen continued to bring the&nbsp;turkey even after she retired.</p><p><br></p><p>Her passion for travel and crazy adventures took her to the top of Everest Base Camp, Mount&nbsp;Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu and to the bottom of the earth from the Big Pit in Wales to Lake&nbsp;Titicaca. She had the grit and perseverance to climb mountains and hike across Spain,&nbsp;Australia, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Japan, China, Nepal, Africa, Central America, Europe, the&nbsp;UK and the USA. She flew in balloons, jumped out of planes, dune buggied through deserts,&nbsp;surfed sand and water. Karen had friends in every continent on the planet, but she also loved&nbsp;San Francisco and made sure to share that with anyone who would listen. She made&nbsp;extraordinary relationships during those travels from the cleaning staff and waiters to other&nbsp;hikers or travelers. Her most beloved connections were in Swaziland where she left a piece of&nbsp;her heart with the people she met and cared for with Scott Stewart and David.</p><p><br></p><p>Wherever Karen went, her family and friends were never far from her thoughts, and always&nbsp;picked up gifts for those who were not traveling. She never took travel for granted and would&nbsp;make her companions stop and acknowledge the wonders of the world, as well as the privilege&nbsp;of being able to do so. She was indispensable at meal times, finding the most delicious items on&nbsp;the menu from her extensive knowledge from food channels, magazines and documentaries.&nbsp;Nobody ever went hungry in Karen’s company. Her Christmas Eve dinners were legend, and&nbsp;were always inspired by her travels that year. Last year’s&nbsp; theme was Japan, and featured&nbsp;sashimi, sushi and ramen. Everyone was eagerly awaiting this year’s menu after Karen’s trips to&nbsp;Greece and Scandinavia.</p><p><br></p><p>Karen leaves behind her brilliant sister Sandy Wong, wonderful brother in law, Bob Clark, her&nbsp;amazing sister, Tina Wong, her extraordinary nieces Sarah Shinners and husband Dan&nbsp;Shelberg, Megan Shinners and her husband Mark Gonzales, and very gifted Grand Nephew&nbsp;Rory. She was incredibly proud of her wonderful nieces who were both inspired by her, and are&nbsp;now practicing RNs.</p><p><br></p><p>Karen's funeral will be on June 10th at 10:30 am at Duggan's Serra Mortuary in Daly City.</p><p><br></p><p>In lieu&nbsp;of flowers, please consider a donation in Karen’s memory to one of the following organizations:</p><p><br></p><p>As many of you know, since 2009 Karen with her friends Scott and David have provided direct food and medical support for 12 families she came to know and love during her many visits to Swaziland, Southern Africa. If you would like to help continue Karen’s support for these families, please consider contributing through Scott Stewart’s Venmo or Zelle accounts: ubescott@gmail.com&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>PLEASE SEE THE TRIBUTE WALL PHOTO FOR THE SWAZILAND DONATION QR CODE.<br></p><p><br></p><p>The California Native Plant Society (see link below).</p><p><br></p><p>For those unable to attend the funeral, it will be live streamed starting at 10AM @&nbsp;https://www.viewlogies.net/duggans-serra/FaQdCFIpv?pin=999969<br></p>
September 29, 1961 - May 27, 202409/29/196105/27/2024
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Anonymous

June 10, 2024

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Uli & Doug Beran

June 10, 2024

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Karen, was a steadfast friend and always there for me and my family. My heart and thoughts are with all of you.Uli
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Suzie eder

June 10, 2024

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Karen was an exceptional person and nurse. Her legacy lives on.
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June 09, 2024

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Nina

June 09, 2024

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In loving memory of one of the purest souls I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. You will forever be in our hearts. With love and sympathy
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Lenty Hagen and Marsha Tejeda

June 09, 2024

The planting of 1 memorial tree in the honor of Karen Wong has been arranged by Lenty Hagen and Marsha Tejeda. Plant a tree
Karen will be missed by all that knew her. She left our world too early but will hold a special place in our hearts.Sending much love to her family.
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Your UCSF Pharmacy Friends

June 08, 2024

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We are thinking of you.
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Tobin Family

June 07, 2024

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Gone far too soon. Deepest sympathy, our thoughts are with the family.
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Anonymous

June 06, 2024

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You left us far too soon, but to have known you was one of the best things I got to do. Ill miss you so much karen
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Wang's

June 03, 2024

The planting of 1 memorial tree in the honor of Karen Wong has been arranged by Wang's. Plant a tree
Dear Sandy, Tina, Sara, Megan, Bob, Dan and Mark, We are all very saddened by the passing of Karen, and will miss her very much. The Wang's and Lau's.
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Laura Alston and Lynne Karplus

June 02, 2024

The planting of 1 memorial tree in the honor of Karen Wong has been arranged by Laura Alston and Lynne Karplus. Plant a tree
In memory of such a pure and loving soul. May Gods peace and love surround Karens family and friends at this time. Our sincere condolences,
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Anonymous

June 02, 2024

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Yau Vee Wong

June 01, 2024

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I'm so sad that you have left us so soon, Auntie Karen. I hope you can look back on all the lives you have touched and be at peace. Love, Yau Vee
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Vera, Anthony Margaret, Stefanie and Nicolette

May 31, 2024

The planting of 5 memorial trees in the honor of Karen Wong has been arranged by Vera, Anthony Margaret, Stefanie and Nicolette. Plant a tree
Gone too soon but never forgotten. You will always remain in our hearts. Until we meet again...rest in peace dearest Karen. From ur family in Spore
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Anonymous

May 31, 2024

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