Amy Gee, 88, passed on Dec. 1, 2018, in Alameda.
Amy was born in Shanghai, China, and immigrated to the United States in 1949 to escape the postwar turmoil. She lived in Oakland, Hayward and Livermore before retiring in Alameda in 1988. She worked as a licensed beautician. She later taught hundreds of Chinese cooking classes and was the owner and manager of Bazaar Canton, an Asian food and gift store in Livermore for 17 years.
Amy won many awards at the county fair for her knitting. For decades she was a prolific and accomplished painter, specializing in Chinese watercolors and was a member of the Alameda Art Association.
Amy was preceded in death by Stanley Gee, her husband of 62 years. She is survived by her five children: Marilyn Jardin (Stephen), David (Julie), Delbert (Doris), Dennis (Cheryl) and Melissa Gee; eight grandchildren: Michael Jardin (Ada), Emily Stroncone (Adam), and Daniel, Christopher, Denise, Debbie, Jason and Katie Gee; and three great-grandchildren: Nicholas and Emma Jardin and Aiden Stroncone.
A celebration of life for Amy will be held at the Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org and to Alameda Meals on Wheels at alameda
www.mealsonwheels.org where Amy volunteered her time and energy to assist the elderly.