JIMMY KIN MAN GEE Jimmy passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning. His final days were spent surrounded by family. Jimmy was born in Canton, China on April 8, 1932 and with the help of family and friends immigrated to the United States in June 1959. Wide-eyed with the promise of an opportunity for a better life, Jimmy became a respected business man and successful restaurateur owning the Long Fong Cafï¿½ and then the On Lok Yuen Restaurant. Jimmy inspired and encouraged his family to ensure that each succeeding generation was afforded better opportunities than the last. Jimmy touched many lives and will long be remembered as a humble and generous man. Jimmy is preceded in death by his daughter Carol Ann and sister Gee Fee Fong and is survived by his wife of 62 years, Genevieve, sister Gee Fee Yiu, sons, Dennis and his ex-daughter-in-law Christina and their son Travis; David and his wife Corrine and their son Dominick; Donald and his wife Bonni; Joseph and grandson Kevin. Jimmy will be buried after a private memorial service and please consider making a donation to PMS Hospice Center. A reception will be held on Monday, May 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Pueblo Ballroom, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder. 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900