That Ming Lee

December 25, 1956June 24, 2018

Ming Lee, resident and business owner of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away at his home Sunday June 24, 2018. He was 61.

A visitation will be held in Ming's honor Saturday June 30, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th St. in Idaho Falls, ID. No Funeral service to follow.

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  • Visitation Saturday, June 30, 2018

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Marion Cardwell

November 16, 2018

Dear Jenny,
My husband and I always enjoyed coming to your restaurant and saying hi to you two. I'm so sad that to hear that Ming has passed away, we will miss both of you.
Marion and Mike Cardwell

Sarena Bostic

July 16, 2018

Dear Jenny and family,
We just heard about Mings passing at Jimmys. We are so sorry. This breaks our hearts. We love you both very much and our prayers are with you and you family.
Shawn and Sarena Bostic

Lorna Hammond

July 15, 2018

Dear, dear Jenny, my daughters and I were shocked to learn of Ming's passing. I have read the other memories and we second them all. You both meant so much to us! It was so relaxing and pleasant to dine in your restaurant and no one can prepare our favorite dishes like he did. You were always so welcoming and delightful to us. We wish you the best in this terribly sad time and please know that we care for you.
Our sympathy to you and to Ryan.

Amy & Rick McMullen

July 13, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We just learned of your loss and are so sorry. Ming was an amazing man. We feel honored to have known him. He will be missed by all.
Our love to you and your son. If we can do anything to help you, please call.
Amy (208)243-0470.
Rick, Amy, Bard and Mary McMullen

Brianna Squire

July 11, 2018

Dear Jenny,

My brother told me that he hadn't been able to get into the restaurant for a week or two, so I looked around online and read the shocking and sad news of your sweet husband's passing. My husband Mike and I cared about the two of you so much. You never stopped amazing us at your wonderful memory for everything we liked or hadn't tried yet at the restaurant, and Ming's cooking was just indescribable: for the rest of my life, I will never find rangoons like he made them.

But it wasn't just the food that made us coming back again and again: it was how kind you both were every time we came in, how you talked and chatted with us in-between tables, the easy flow you had with your husband as you two worked side by side. It was easy to see the love you two shared, how well you worked together, and it always made me smile. Mike sent every coworker or friend we had to your restaurant over the years, over and over again, and when we moved away, he made sure my brother would take our place as a regular customer...and my brother also tried to send as much business to the restaurant as he could.

You and Ming were more than just the best Chinese restaurant in town: you were the people we wanted to see, the business we wanted to support, and we truly cared about you and your kind husband. I hope that whatever happens next for you, Jenny, that you are surrounded by friends and family and know that you are loved and that you have touched so many lives for the better.

Sending all of our love,

Your friends,

Brianna and Mike Squire

Rebecca and Dave Jones

July 10, 2018

Jenny and Ryan,

We just found out about the sad news of Ming's passing tonight. We showed up for the third week in a row for dinner, and knew this closure had to be more than vacation. We are so sorry for your loss...our loss too. We are so thankful for your friendship, good meals, and laughs we shared. We will greatly miss our weekly visits with you. And the vegetable rice noodle soup. We love you. We send you love and our deepest sympathies. Please keep in touch and let us know if there is anything we can do.

Tim and Wendy Brockish

July 4, 2018

Dear Jenny,

We are shocked and deeply saddened this morning to learn from a friend of the sudden passing of your husband, Ming, last month. We concur with the beautiful sentiments expressed above; Ming’s passing is a great loss to all our community. The wonderful atmosphere you created together was such a reliable source of comfort and cheer to us, as we know it has been to many of our friends.

We will never forget Ming or the countless delicious meals he cooked for us, which you always served with such grace and good humor. Whenever one of us came down with a bad cold, there was nothing better for it than a big, steaming bowl of Ming’s glass noodle soup! When we wanted to meet with friends before a show, you always found a way to squeeze us in. When winter’s frigid temperatures had us feeling shut-in, we always knew there would be a warm and inviting welcome for us at Ming’s.

Ming’s loss certainly leaves a big hole in the fabric of Idaho Falls’ downtown. We along with many others, no doubt, will miss his reliably cheerful smile and warm greetings. We never saw him in bad humor despite the daunting work it must have been to keep up with the demands of maintaining such a popular business. Ming was a shining example of perseverance and dedication to family and community. Together, you were an amazing team.

We want you to know that you and your son are very much in our thoughts. We hope you are finding peace and comfort in the support of family and your many good friends. Please know we are here for you too. Wo da dièn hwà hàu ma shì: àr líng bā chī líng jiu sān yī sān jiu. We would be so happy to hear from you.

Much love,
Xu Wén Dí and Tim

virginia hill

July 3, 2018

Jenny, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful husband. I will always think of
him with fondness. Our family has such happy memories of the meals we enjoyed at Ming's.
We will be thinking of you in the days ahead with affection and gratefulness because Ming's
was always more than a meal out, it was seeing you and Ming and enjoying happy conversation
with lots of laughs and friendship. Ming was such an asset to Idaho Falls. He will be missed.
Sincerely, Ginny, Dick and Jake Hill