Shui (Shirley) Lim passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 10, 2014. She was a long-term resident of Fairfield, Calif.
Shui was born to parents, Doo Cheng and Ngan Ho Won. She was married to the late Bing Fong Lim. Shui was a strong woman who raised seven girls alone after her husband passed away in 1978. She was a homemaker before owning a small sewing shop in San Francisco and later working at Travis Bowl.
Shui had a very kind and generous spirit. She was a skilled seamstress and enjoyed sewing and knitting. Shui loved to cook for family and got great satisfaction and pleasure doing so. She enjoyed watching and playing along with her favorite game shows. She also had the best green thumb and relished sharing her bounty of fruits and plants. Shui adored traveling, visiting the Caribbean, Alaska, Australia, Japan, Europe and many cities in the United States.
Shui will be remembered for her love and devotion to her children, grandchildren and friends. Many people called her Mom. She treasured her time with family and friends and will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.
Shui is survived by her daughters, Catherine Boyd (Griffin) and their children, Erika and Hailey; Caroline Villarreal (Brian Kermoade); Annette Lim; Frances Melendez (Juan) and their children, Jose, Natalie, Jasmine and Alyssa; Sharon Lim, Betty Lim and Doris Lim; brother, How Sing Won (Mei Fung); and nieces, Jean Chandler (Michael) and Judy Cheng (Robert) and their daughter, Haley.
The visitation will be held at 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Green Street Mortuary, 649 Green St., in San Francisco. The memorial service will be at noon Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Green Street Mortuary.
Shui will be interred with her late husband at the Hoy Sun Ning Yung Cemetery in Colma.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association http://goo.gl/9kcyIJ