Glenda Lyn Wong peacefully passed away on June 18, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Bert Wong; sons Mark, Stephen and Matthew (Lisa); grandchildren Thomas, Marina, Elliot and Theo; and siblings Reginald Lyn, Winston Lyn, Claudette DaCosta, Beverly Wong (Orville), Sonia Lyn, and Janet Wong-Ken (Peter). Glenda was born in Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies.
Glenda came to the United States on a college scholarship and received a BA from Barnard College, New York, and a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from Yale University, Connecticut. She subsequently conducted research in bone metabolism at the University of Kansas in Kansas City and at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She retired in 1995 and subsequently completed studies to become a securities representative. Throughout her life, she consistently demonstrated an utmost commitment to the care, nurturing and unity of her family. She actively participated in tennis, golf, and skiing. Glenda believed in giving back, finding time in her busy schedule to contribute to her community in many ways, including serving on the boards of Fountain Valley School of Colorado Springs and the Opera League, as well as "swinging the hammer" on a construction site for Habitat for Humanity.
Wondrously kind, with a great sense of humor framed by a wide happy smile, Glenda had an unwavering devotion to an extended group of family and friends, and a fierce determination to make the world a better place.
Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF- www.themmrf.org
) or to Brent's Place (http://brentsplace.org