Mabel Chuen Kleiser
December 28, 1942 – June 16, 2020
Chuen Kleiser - loving wife, Mom, family and friend - passed away peacefully at home in Novato, California, on Tuesday, June 16.
She was born Chuen Jang in Lung Chuen (Dragon River), Guangdong Province, China to her father, Chew Kow Jang, and mother, Chu Moon Jang. She spent her childhood during a time of war and political turmoil in China and Hong Kong, becoming a person of strong character and someone who could understand and withstand the difficulties of life.
After moving with her family to San Francisco in the 1950s, Chuen attended Galileo High School and went on to become a licensed underwriter. In partial retirement, she worked for West Marine, Boat US, and Loch Lomond Marina.
Chuen spent the last 30 years of her life in close and loving companionship with her husband, Jim Kleiser, enjoying nature, trips to Hawaii, nights at the opera and visits with her grandchildren in Arizona. She was known for her tremendous strength of spirit, good humor and kindness.
Chuen was a big presence in a little package who influenced and touched the hearts of so many who had the good fortune to meet and know her.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Kleiser, her siblings, Michael Jang and Evangeline Spindler, her children, Aric Johnson and Alise Halbert, her two grandchildren, Christian and Chad Johnson and all the Kleiser, Johnson and Halbert families who grew to know and admire her.
Updates for her memorial service will be posted in the next few weeks. At this time, it is planned to be held in late Summer or early Fall.
Updates for her memorial service will be posted in the next few weeks. At this time, it is planned to be held in late Summer or early Fall. Please click button below to receive notification of any updates.
Mabel Chuen Kleiser
June 28, 2020
I met Chuen in 2006 (?). I was hired as the inventory manager at boatus which was owned by west marine. She was a fiesty little thing, but also very sensitive. We all quickly became part of a great team. After I left, she stayed and I believe she became the assistant manager. We kept in contact and for the next few years, we would have lunch and occasionally chat on the phone. I adored her. She was such a tiny woman, but her heart was as big as a giant. Besides her upfront personality, that’s what I loved the most. I wish I got to tell her how her presence in my life changed and helped me for the better. Farewell sweet Chuen. I love you and I will miss you.
June 25, 2020
Mable, we met you only ones in our life visiting your dougther Alise back in 2013 but it was enough to love you for the rest of our life. And we are so glad that we told you this some weeks ago. We will miss you forever.
Melanie and Christian
June 22, 2020
I have so many memories Aunt Mabel. When I was young she seemed larger than life. She was so full of energy and life. She was confident and strong. Traits she shared with my Mother. Her laugh was like a tidal wave, and you always knew when she was in the room. She was always kind with me and generous with her contagious spirit. She was loved by my entire family and will truly be missed. Rest in peace Aunt Mabel, I will always remember you.