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Obituary- Gwen Yen

No services are planned for Gwen Yen, who died April 22, 2001, at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Vallejo, Calif., following a brief illness. She was 84.

Mrs. Yen was born June 1, 1916, at San Francisco, Calif. She spent most of her life in Vallejo and attended local schools. She helped manage family owned restaurants in the area for many years including the Shanghai Low, the New China Cafe and the China Barn Cafe. Beginning in 1975 she took up residence at Zephyr Cove, Nev., as owner of the China Barn restaurant in Round Hill, Nev. Before retiring and returning to Vallejo in 1996, she also worked at the Park Hotel and Casino, which later became Caesar’s Tahoe.

A lifelong sports fan, Mrs. Yen enjoyed playing softball in her earlier years. Later, she became active in the Vallejo Women’s Bowling Association and the Vallejo Women’s Golf Club. She was active in the community as well and served on the board of directors for the Vallejo YMCA. Mrs. Yen achieved lifetime status as a member of Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra as well as SI of Vallejo.



Survivors include her sons, Victor Yen of Zephyr Cove and Dennis Yen of Vallejo; sister, Janet Low of Vallejo; brothers, Edwin Ho of Berkeley, Calif., and Don Hall Jr. of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; granddaughter, Jennifer Yen of Vallejo; and grandson, Cory Yen of Sacramento, Calif. She was predeceased by her father, Dan Hall Sr.; mother, Ellen Hall; and sisters, Ada Lee and Charlotte Hall.

No services are planned and inurnment will be private.


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