Hayden Jung Wong
October 14, 1929 – June 24, 2020
Hayden Jung Wong passed away on June 24, 2020, in Portland at the age of 90, with his loving daughters at his side. He was born Wong Hoo Jung on October 14, 1929, in Dan Hong Sar Bin Village, Hoy Yin in Canton, China. He was the fifth child in a family of six children born to Wah Wong and Shui Yeng Eng. He married Janie Chan (Chan Ngee Jook) on March 25, 1948, and they began their life together in his home village. In 1951, he and his younger brother, Harrison, immigrated to the United States to join their older siblings in Portland. They arrived by boat on March 18. His wife joined him in 1957.
Upon arrival in America, Hayden worked in various restaurant jobs before opening his own with Harrison in 1972. The business thrived and supported their families until they sold the business and retired in the spring of 1997. The land and building were sold to the City of Gresham in 2016.
After Janie joined him in Portland, they built their life together in a new country, working hard for the American dream. They lovingly raised four daughters who loved them dearly. Hayden was loving, supportive, and kind to his daughters and grandchildren, whom he cherished and indulged and they adored. His highest priority and greatest joy in life was his family. When he joined Janie and our Father in heaven, he told his daughters and grandchildren days and weeks prior to his passing, “I’m okay. Don’t worry about me. I’m ready,” because he had everything in order for his family and could leave them with the peace of knowing that.
Hayden had a love for sports, especially basketball, and following the financial market. He took great pride in his knowledge of his hobbies. Up until two weeks before his passing, he was still driving, shopping his favorite stores, and enjoying his independence. His sudden decline and passing was unexpected by his family who were not ready to let him go although he was ready to move on to the next journey of his life.
He was preceded in death by his wife and two sons and survived by daughters, Brenda Wong, Gloria Leo (Martin), Lisa Hunt (Reed), Della Wong; and grandchildren, Trevor and Ceara Leo and Haylie and Olivia Hunt.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
- American Heart Association
Friday, July 3, 2020
Hayden Jung Wong
July 5, 2020
Dearest Brenda, Gloria, Lisa, Della and families,
Our hearts are broken for you all during this difficult time. It saddens us to know we lost such a kind and gentle man, but knowing he lived a good, long fulfilling life eases this sadness. He will be greatly missed.
One of our fondest memories of Uncle Hayden will always be of him and our father hanging out in the kitchen during every family visit. The two of them would come to the dining room when it was time to feast. The family visits were always the best. We imagine that all of our parents are feasting together again.
Deepest condolences and much love,
Laura, Rana, Jayna, Dayna and families
Susan & Ray Dragan
July 2, 2020
Dear Brenda, Gloria, Lisa, and Della,
Few things are sadder that the loss of cherished parent. But inevitably, we take comfort in the fact that their memory lives on in us, in the knowledge that they were widely respected, and in the hope that they were proud of our accomplishments.
Without doubt, Uncle Hayden was that kind of cherished parent.
Sending heartfelt condolences,
Susan, Ray, Katrine, Christopher, and Alex
June 26, 2020
Brenda, Gloria, Lisa & Della,
I am deeply saddened by the loss of your father.
Uncle Hayden was an exceptional person. He lived a good life full of pride and love for his family and remembered fondly by all that were blessed to know him.
Thinking of you and your families.
June 26, 2020
Uncle Hayden was a wonderful man who dearly loved his family. We were fortunate to know him and continue to think about all the great memories he has left behind.
He was and will continue to be loved by all of us.
Deepest sympathies to Brenda, Gloria, Lisa and Della (and family).
Adam, Winse, Alison, and Colton