Edith Yang

1918 — 2012

Our beloved mother, Edith Yang of Corvallis, died on May 16, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Hoya Yang; and beloved granddaughter, Jillian Kane. She was born in 1918, the only daughter of Gum Leong and Helen Fong, and had three brothers.

After completing her master’s degree in 1948, she earned another bachelor’s degree, in architecture, in 1950 from the University of Oregon. She was a past board member of the Oregon American Institute of Architecture. She practiced architecture until 2000, and also worked 10 years at the Oregon State University Physical Plant.

She was passionate about the arts, a past president of the Arts in Oregon Council, and chair of the The Arts Center in Corvallis. Her vision of the riverfront evolved into what the riverfront is today. She joined the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis in 1970.

Her family includes her son, John H. Yang of Littleton, Colo.; daughter, Mary Kane of San Jose, Calif.; and her grandchildren, Robert, Brian, Alyssa, Michael, Jonathan and Calvin.

A funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 21, at McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Park. A reception will take place at China Delight restaurant. Memorial donations in Edith’s name can be made to The Arts Center. Online condolences can be directed to www.mchenryfuneralhome.com.

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