ANNABELLE CHING FONG Annabelle Ching Fong, age 88, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, friend, and mentor passed away peacefully on October 25, 2014. Being from a family that valued education, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University and her Master of Education degree from Columbia University. Annabelle was known by many for her work in helping countless students achieve their dreams through education. She was the Director of the Upward Bound Talent Search Program, a federally funded program that made educational opportunities accessible to disadvantaged students, and later became the Director of Financial Aid at UH Manoa. A pioneer in her time, she was the first female administrator in the Office of Student Affairs at UH Manoa, the first woman to chair the Western College Board Assembly and the first College Board Trustee from Hawaii. She received numerous awards for her dedication and achievement in the field of student services. After retiring, she volunteered her time at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Lyons Arboretum, Aina Haina Library, and overseas through Global Volunteers. She also traveled the world extensively, enjoyed lunch out with her many groups of friends, raised orchids, rekindled her love of painting, and read avidly. Annabelle is survived by daughters Brenda (Larry) Cutwright and Roanne (David) Ornelles of North Carolina; sons Robert (Sarah) Fong of Seattle and Bruce (Beth) Fong; 6 grand- children which were her pride and joy Kyle and Ryan Cutwright, Annie and Adam Ornelles, Calder Fong, and Marianna Fong; and sisters Constance Ko, Judith Wong, and Meredith (Albert) Ching. Her life will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 25 at Diamond Head Mortuary, 9:00 a.m. visitation followed by services and 10:30 burial.
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