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Halverson, Stone & Myers Mortuary

1223 Cravens Ave, Torrance, CA

OBITUARY

Annie Leong

November 1, 1926September 18, 2019
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Afterglow

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun; Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

  • FAMILY

  • Edmund Leong, Son
  • Raymond Leong, Son

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, September 27, 2019

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Biography

Annie Leong was born on November 1, 1926 in her maternal family home in Singapore. Her Chinese name was Goh Beng Khim which her mother told her meant “clear musical note”. Annie was the oldest of 3 children. In her early childhood, Annie and her family moved to Calcutta, India. Annie’s parents were devout Christians and also taught their children to live righteously. Faith and family were 2 of the most important things to Annie.

Annie attended Loreto College in Calcutta, India where she graduated as Valedictorian of her class.

Annie met her husband Captain Bing Leong of the US Army while he was stationed in India. He returned to India 3 times to try to woo her. They finally married on September 25, 1949 in Calcutta, India. They had 3 sons: Steven, Raymond, and Edmund.

In 1958, the family moved to the United States. They moved to St. Louis, Missouri to be near Bing’s family. They lived in Missouri for several years and ran take out restaurant with Bing’s brother, Eddie, called “The Far East”. After several years, they decided to move to Southern California because they liked the climate. Annie was a homemaker and enjoyed caring for her husband and 3 sons. They lived in Inglewood until her sons graduated high school and then they moved to La Palma.

Annie loved spending time with family and friends. Annie was not only a loving mother, but also a loving grandmother. No matter what the situation, she was always there for them to offer her wisdom, love, and prayers.

Annie had a very warm demeanor, she got along with everyone she met. One of the ways she brought people together was by throwing dinner parties at her La Palma home. Annie loved to cook, especially Singaporean, Chinese, and Indian dishes. Weekly outings to Chinese restaurants were not uncommon in the Leong family, it was a time for everyone to come together and enjoy delicious food and each other’s company. She surrounded herself with people that she genuinely cared for and always made it a point to see that they were doing okay.

Annie passed away on September 18 at 92 years old. She passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones praying for her. We have all been honored to have known such an angel all these years. Although we miss her deeply, we know that she is at peace with the Lord.