Tong Hee Kim was born October 26, 1940, in Korea, to Won Hyuk Rhee and Bok Ryung Park. She came to the USA in 1976 and became a citizen in 1984.
Tong was a loving, beautiful and generous person with a great sense for style. She loved to travel and was a connoisseur of good food.
She passed on peacefully at home in the presence of her daughter, Jeeyoung, and husband, Douglas, on May 15, 2013.
She is survived by four children and eight grandchildren. She will be missed greatly by her extended family, friends and everyone who knew her.