Violet Youngshik Hong Ikinaga
Violet Y. H. Ikinaga, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 15 Craigside Health Care Center. Violet was born on January 3, 1929 in Kongju, South Korea to Nak Ku and Joy Sul Hong. She grew up in Konju, South Korea. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Konju Women's College, and studied Religious Education at Tageu Theological Seminary, both in South Korea. She also studied Business Education at Georgia State College at Atlanta, Georgia. She was fluent in both written and spoken Korean, Japanese, and English languages. Predeceased by her first husband Rev. John H. C. Chung, her second husband Richard T. Ikinaga, and grandson Bruce Flegal, she is survived by her sons Rev. David (Valerie) Chung, Thomas Chung, and Daniel (Julie) Chung, daughter Esther (Kent) Marks and step-daughters June (Ron) Flegal, and Gail (Steve) Longman, 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Violet held a variety of interesting jobs as a teacher at The Children's Home in Konju, South Korea; Chief Matron at Christian Boys Home in Taegu, South Korea; a staff member at Bible Correspondence School of World Vision in Taegu, South Korea; a teacher at Wahiawa Korean Christian School at Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Senior Salesperson at Ming's Jewelry, Inc in Honolulu, Hawaii. Violet was very artistic, cultured, and excellent with her hands, whether it was doing Ikebana, sewing, cooking, crocheting, or knitting. She played the piano and loved to sing, possessing a beautiful soprano voice. She loved to laugh and enjoyed herself immensely in social settings. She was a woman of deep faith, emotional strength and perseverance. She was the perfect Korean mother pushing her children to finish their college education and to succeed in whatever field they chose. She took great pride in her children and their accomplishments. She will be greatly missed, and her legacy will live on through her children and their families. Due to the Covid19 requirements, the memorial service will be private. In lieu of flowers, the Chung and Ikinaga family requests any monetary contributions be made to Christ the Foundation Anglican Church with a memo designating the gift to"Violet's Memorial Fund.
Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary
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