Agnes Lew


Agnes Lew

Agnes Lew passed away peacefully at Evergreen Hospice after a brief illness on September 11, 2023, at the age of 86. She was a cherished mother, grandmother, and friend, leaving behind a legacy of love, dedication, and community spirit.

Agnes is survived by her loving children, Thomas (Meloney), Janice (John Mullen), and Darrick (Kenya) Lew, as well as her adoring grandchildren, Ethan and Adam Lew. She is now reunited in heaven with her mother, Hsue Lai Chan, her father, Chenck Fung Chan, and her beloved husband, Quong B. Lew.

Born on February 11, 1937, in Canton, China, Agnes embarked on a remarkable journey. Fleeing the grip of communism, she immigrated to the United States at the tender age of 15. Her first stop was California, but it was in Seattle, her cherished adopted home, that she truly flourished.

Agnes possessed a brilliant mind, excelling in subjects like mathematics and chemistry. She pursued her academic aspirations and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Seattle University. Her thirst for knowledge led her to a fulfilling career as a medical technologist, eventually rising to the position of Chief Technologist at Overlake Medical Center in the 1970s.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Agnes was a woman of many passions. She co-founded a local investors club and dedicated her retirement years to various meaningful pursuits. She found joy and creativity in quilting, assembled rosaries with devotion, and actively contributed to the Holy Family Catholic Church community in Kirkland. Agnes was known for her boundless energy, which she shared generously with those around her.

A funeral mass in memory of Agnes will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kirkland at 11 AM on Tuesday, September 19th, followed by a gathering over coffee. Later that day at 2 PM, she will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery, with a reception to follow. All friends and family are warmly invited to attend these services.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family kindly requests that donations be considered for either Holy Family Catholic Church – Kirkland or the Sj√∂gren’s Syndrome Foundation. Agnes Lew touched the lives of many, and her memory will forever be cherished by those who had the privilege of knowing her. She leaves a legacy of love, resilience, and community involvement that will continue to inspire us all.

One Response to “Agnes Lew”

  • Sean Parent says:

    Thomas, I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss. I only met you your mother Agnes once but can still recall the warmth with which she welcomed us into her home.

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