Chong Ku Speiser, drew her last breath on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 in Menifee, California. She passed away peacefully in her sleep while in the company of her family.
Chong did not bear any children but is survived by her only nephew, Kyong Tek Kim, his wife Ju Yun and two children, Isaac and Jeanie.
A memorial service will be held at Evans Brown Mortuary on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at 2:00pm.
The burial will take place at Perris Valley Cemetery on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:00am.
Chong Ku ( Yi ) Speiser, was born on November 4th, 1925 in Seoul, South Korea. She was the second child of three siblings who have all preceded her in death. Chong graduated from, Seoul’s Girls High School of Commerce in 1944. From1948 she found on and off employment as a clerk-typist with US embassy, US Air Force base, Kimpo and the 6167th Base Supply, United States army, all based in South Korea. She worked as a clerk-typist until 1969. She attended Cannon’s School of Commerce in Honolulu, in 1969. She also attended Kapiolani Community College -The University of Hawaii and graduated with an Associate in Science degree, Accounting in 1973.
Chong briefly moved to Canada in 1975 to live near her sister and sister’s family. She owned and operated a small convenient store. Chong received her Canadian citizenship in 1978.
Chong moved from Canada to the United States and married, Ignace Speiser in 1978. They loved and happily lived in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Both Chong and her Husband move from Hawaii to Sun City, California in 1989. Her sweet husband, Ignace passed away in 1991. Chong continued to live in the home that she shared with him Sun City till 2018.
Chong Ku Speiser, who loved to play and perform on the piano, often volunteered at the community club house, church gatherings and at, Sun City Garden playing for the residents. She was a generous and affectionate soul and was loved by many. Not only did Chong play the piano, she was also a talented harmonica player. She lived in Sun City for almost 30 years and enjoyed it volunteering and socializing with her friends and neighbours. She was a God fearing woman who used her ability to play the piano to sing praises to the lord as often as she was given the opportunity. She will be sadly missed by all who new her.