FRANCES “MIMI” CHUN-HOON CHING
FRANCES MIMI CHUN-HOON CHING Frances "Mimi" Chun-Hoon Ching passed away on July 24, 2016 in Honolulu. She was 80 years old. Mimi graduated from St. Andrew's Priory and Garland Junior College in Boston. Before marrying, she worked as a preschool teacher and then, while raising children, as a part-time travel agent. Mimi served on the Boards of the Chun-Hoon Supermarket, Kuan Yin Buddhist Temple, and the University of Hawai'i's Na Koa Football Club. As the youngest of the Chun-Hoon Supermarket clan's fifteen children, Mimi never met her father, who died two months before she was born. When she was 16, her mother died. That early loss of her parents and the subsequent care and support from her extended family likely contributed to her fortitude and resourcefulness as well as devotion to family in her adulthood. Mimi served as a wife, mother, Popo, Aunty, and a dear friend to countless individuals whom she adopted into her larger 'ohana. Generous and thoughtful, she would do everything within her means to assist those who needed help. And when she couldn't help directly, she was not shy about asking others in her wide network of contacts for their assistance. Mimi loved to bake, which she often shared not only to sustain family and friends but also to show her appreciation for their help. Many grew to love and look forward to her coconut cake, caramel cuts, and "Black Russian" cake. She also faithfully attended UH games, enjoyed dining out, and served as a host for numerous events. Mimi was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Larry. She is survived by children: John, Ann Ching (John Morioka), Cathy Ching (Peter Grossman), and Paul (Jennifer Beckham); grandchildren: Aria and Alex Grossman, Malia and Kawika Morioka, and Nicholas and Alialani Beckham-Ching; and brother William Chun-Hoon of California. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on August 18, 2016 at Wai'alae Country Club, 5:00-7:30 pm, 5:30 program. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, the family of the late Frances "Mimi" Ching requests that gifts be made to any of the following organizations in her memory: American Cancer Society - Hope Lodge; Punahou School; The Queen's Medical Center - Continued Education Nursing Fund; and the University of Hawai'i Foundation - Men's Basketball or Football, or Women's Volleyball or Softball programs.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased