Clay and his father, now both in heaven together.
Chan was so wonderful. He was kind, gentle, thoughtful, and the best father-in-law.
We always enjoyed holidays and family times and reunions spent together.
He also was very intelligent and had a good sense of humor, traits he and his son shared.
Back in 1984 we took a trip to Yosemite together.
L to R: Marie France, Sophie, Clay, Chan Jr., Chan, and me (Rose)
Chan was very proud of the memorial in Arizona erected for his father to mark his accomplishments for the state.
Chan showed appreciation for his family and loved them all so dearly.
He was generous, always there to help.
Clay and his father had a special bond and they could talk for hours on so many topics.
Now they can chat for eternity.
He and Marie France had a special bond. They shared so many journeys.
Chan treated many family members to wonderful voyages and adventures.
We got to attend several family reunions in Colorado, a trip to Disneyworld in Florida, a road trip with he and Marie France to Washington and Canada, family sailing trips to Catalina Island, a trip to the Hawaiian islands, and a wonderful exciting tour to France, England, Scotland and Wales!
He enjoyed life and sharing with those he loved.
He loved Arizona and fortunately got to spend some of his last of life there.
Chan was always reading my poetry and complimenting me.
He gave so much love and support to Clay and I over the years.
After Clay passed, he was always willing to still talk to me about Clay and remember those many good years.
In one of my last conversations with Chan he had told me he had taken a class about writing and he was finally going to start writing his memoirs about his life as a child, young man and about his memories of his father. He said he remembered me giving him one of those memory books to fill out years ago and he said he was finally going to do it.
I had joked saying I would be there to celebrate his 100th birthday and he should have it done by then.
I was not ready to say good bye, none of us ever are.
I am going to miss him.