Yuna Park, 38, of New York City, passed away Friday.
Born in South Korea, Sept. 1, 1974, Yuna Park was the daughter of U.S. Army Maj. (Ret.) Roy W. Evans of Dallas, and Yumi Evans, formerly from Seoul, South Korea, and now residing in Flushing, N.Y.
Yuna attended Lehman Jackson Elementary School along with her brother, Chris Park, during the early 1980s. She later graduated from St. Francis Preparatory High School in New York City. She received her college degree, majoring in French, from James Madison University in Virginia. She was a foreign exchange student who studied French and fashion design in Paris, France, in the mid 1990s.
Yuna was a highly sought-after manicurist. Some of her clients included Madonna, Uma Thurman and many other famous fashion models and movie stars. Yuna was a very beautiful, simplistic, angelic, family oriented, young woman who wore very little makeup for a manicurist. She led a fairytale life, married to a French fashion model, Teddy Charles. She traveled the world, working mostly in Manhattan, N.Y.; Milan, Italy; London, England, and Paris, France, among other locations. She worked with some of the world's most famous fashion personalities.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Teddy Charles, who lives and works in New York City and is the loving father of their two beautiful daughters, Talulah, 12, and Raphael, 10; her brother , Chris Park, who resides with his wife and two children in Jakarta, Indonesia; and her step-brother, Samuel Evans, and step-sister, Sarah Evans, who live in Dallas; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Peter Jarema Funeral Home, 129 E. 7th St., New York City near Tomkins Park.