Evelina Wai Li Wong

June 7, 1964 - June 10, 2022
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Evelina Wai Li Wong passed away on June 10, 2022.

Evelina was born June 7, 1964 in Berkeley, California. She grew up in Oakland, California, then the family moved to Alameda, where she attended Alameda High. Following high school, she attended the University of California (UC), Berkeley and graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science.

Following graduation, she pursued her interest in the retail industry and worked as an analyst at Mervyn’s Department Store in Hayward. After that, she then worked for several years at the Williams Sonoma Retail Company working her way up to a Systems Analyst.

She met her husband Daniel at UC Berkeley, while participating in the Asian Business Association Bowling League in 1983. Her bowling not only improved, but she had found her life partner. They were married in 1990 and enjoyed over 31 years of marriage. They were blessed with the arrival of their son, Brent, in 2005.

Evelina loved to travel starting by taking summer family trips to be with relatives in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC) as a child growing up. She took her first international trip after graduating from college by studying abroad in Taiwan on a student exchange program. She also took trips to Europe with Daniel and her family and was fascinated with the different cultures having visited England, France, Italy, Germany, Scotland, and Mexico. She also enjoyed taking several trips across the country with Daniel and Brent. Most recently, they went on an extended road trip to visit several National Parks and took historical journeys through the cities of Boston and New York.

Evelina devoted a great deal of time remodeling their house in Berkeley in the 2010s to extend and transform their small bungalow. She enjoyed selecting fixtures and personalized a lot of the features of the home. She was very detail oriented and made sure nothing slipped by without her acceptance. The house was her pride and joy and will always be a lasting memory of her legacy and the vision that she had of a happy home.

Over the years, Evelina became a passionate and accomplished cook. She enjoyed learning about cooking techniques and styles from cooking shows and collected many cookbooks over the years. She often experimented preparing new cuisines and loved cooking on her Wolf Oven Range.

She was a wonderful wife to Daniel and mother to Brent and cared for both dearly. She kept the household together while Daniel worked and Brent attended school, making continual sacrifices for the betterment of the family. Whether it was shopping, chauffeuring, volunteering, cooking or cleaning at home, she did so with a generous heart. She was a loving and supporting wife, mother, friend, travel companion, and advisor, and will be missed by her family.

Evelina is survived by her husband, Daniel, and their son, Brent, her brother, Curtis, and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins from around the Bay Area and the Vancouver, BC area.

If you have any memories, stories, shared moments, or photos you would like to share, please send them to Daniel at dlwong7@comcast.net

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Born: June 7, 1964
Died: June 10, 2022

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Yusuf posted on 6/29/22

Daniel, very sorry to hear about the passing away of your wife. Please accept my sincere condolences


Yusuf Baxamusa posted on 6/29/22

Daniel, very sorry to hear about the passing away of your wife Please accept my sincere condolences Yusuf Baxamusa


Laura Ah Tye posted on 6/28/22

I'm heartbroken over the loss of such a dear friend. Evy and I met at UC Berkeley. Evy was a wonderful friend, mother, and wife. She always showered with me with random acts of kindness which I will not forget. When I had my first child, she picked up my mother in SF (who couldn't drive) and drove her all the way to my house in Hayward so I could have help with my first born. She would often have little gifts for my children when we went to visit. I will miss her laugh, her kindness, her tenacity, her smile, and her attention to detail. Rest in peace Evy. God has another angel.


Jilena posted on 6/28/22

In the short time that I have known Evy, she impressed me with her tenacity, focus, and sacrificial love for her family. I remember thinking how adventurous and brave she was to drive solo with Brent to visit the National Parks last year, a special time I'm sure Brent will treasure. She will be greatly missed.


Hao posted on 6/27/22

My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss.


Norma posted on 6/27/22

Evelina was always bright & shiny. I remember the first day I met her at our Williams-Sonoma training session, over 30 years ago. I loved how she appreciated beautiful things and was always thoughtful of her family & friends. I will miss her and will always remember the fantastic person she was.


Diane and Gary posted on 6/27/22

Condolences to both of your families. Evy will be missed!


Linn posted on 6/26/22

To Daniel and your family, my deepest condolences and sympathies. Eny will be missed dearly. From Linn Hom and Chris Mazzarella.


Noorazlina Masood posted on 6/26/22

To Daniel and family My sincerest condolences and very sorry for your loss. From Noora Masood & family


Susan Lee posted on 6/26/22

My heart is broken. Evelina was one of my best friends from high school. We shared every milestone in life together. Evelina is irreplaceable as an friend, individual, wife and mother. She adored her Daniel and Brent. Rest in peace my Dear, Evey.


Denise Wright posted on 6/25/22

To my oldest friend, you are missed so much! I have many wonderful memories of us in our childhood from seeing each other over the fence in our backyards, to many visits at your house with your parents and Curtis. I still remember going to Chinatown in Oakland on several occasions with your parents and your relatives and having big meals. I am so grateful that we met when we did in 3rd grade and stayed in touch with each other through the years. 😍 I miss you my friend and I have many memories of us to hold on to. πŸ₯° I will see you again. πŸ™ Denise


Darryl posted on 6/24/22

We are sorry that we are not able to be at the service. We will miss you, Evy. You were a part of our family for the past 30 plus years. We will miss your feistiness, sense of humor, stubbornness and your unique sense of style. May you Rest In Peace. You will always be in our hearts.