Jan. 15, 1924 – Jan. 31, 2020
Mabel Chong passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on January 31, 2020 in the presence of her loving family.
Born on January 15, 1924 in Oakdale, she was the daughter of Jue Howe Ow and Hall Shee Ow. Mabel married her husband Frank Chong Sr. in the 1940s. The couple settled in Ceres, where they raised four sons.
Mabel and her husband started Sequoia Super Market in 1955, and the store remained part of the Ceres community for 50 years. Mabel remained in her Ceres family home for over 60 years until her passing.
Mabel is survived by her children, Frank Chong Jr. and wife Tina Chong, Lowell Chong and wife Karen Chong, Bill Chong, and Dick Chong and wife Joan Chong; her grandchildren, Frank Chong III and wife Katherine Chong, Darin Chong and wife Jennifer Chong, Kathy Chong, Brandon Chong and wife Angela Chong, Randall Chong and wife Jeanny Chong, and Bryan Chong; and seven great-grandchildren, Anna, Abigail, Ella, Harper, Brady, Max, and Lucille. Shel was preceded in death by husband Frank Chong Sr.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Green Street Mortuary, 649 Green Street, San Francisco.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to the Ceres Athletic Boosters Club/Frank Chong Sr. Memorial Scholarship, Ceres High Scholarship Trust Fund, P.O. Box 307, Ceres, CA 95307. For questions, please contact Leslie Tate at (209) 556-1920 ext. 5360.