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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lily Stinson, 72 years old, born on January 15, 1949, and passed away on July 4, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Bill Korbe on July 15, 2021
Our deepest condolences to our extended family.  May Lily rest in peace.

From Bill Sr., Dana, and Andrew Korbe

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Posted by Bill Korbe on July 15, 2021
Our deepest condolences to our extended family.  May Lily rest in peace.

From Bill Sr., Dana, and Andrew Korbe
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 Lily Lim Stinson 
 January 15, 1949 – July 4, 2021 
Lily Lim Stinson of Oakland passed away peacefully with her family at her side on July 4, 
2021. She was born in Canton, China on January 15, 1949, and emigrated to the United States 
from Hong Kong in 1957, traveling aboard the SS President Wilson. 
Lily grew up in Oakland, and graduated from Oakland High School. She then attended 
California State University, Hayward, where she received a Bachelors of Science Degree in 
Sociology. Lily worked briefly in an office following college, but soon realized that it was not 
her calling. She really missed the interactions with people that she enjoyed while working as a 
waitress to pay for her schooling. So, Lily returned to the restaurant service industry, working 
at Biffs Coffee Shop in Oakland for over 20 years. It was during this time that she met the love
of her life, Tom Stinson, former Oakland firefighter. 
Lily and Tom married in 1991 and made their home in Oakland. Family meant everything to 
Lily, and her husband, children and grandchildren were the lights of her life. After her parents’ 
passing, Lily became the matriarch of the Lim family. Family gatherings were a regular 
occurrence at her home, where she always made sure everybody else was served before she 
served herself. To love and care for family before all else was what she always strived for, and 
her greatest enjoyment came from celebrating family milestones and achievements. 
Lily is survived by her beloved husband Tom Stinson; her daughters Michelle Stinson-Quan 
and Denise Korbe; sons-in-law Kenny Quan and Will Korbe; grand children Kenzie Quan and
Tyler Korbe; brothers George and Alan Lim; sisters-in-law Kyoko Tanno-Lim and Corinna 
Lim; nephews and niece Alex, Cody and Jacqueline. 
A private family memorial will be held on July 16, 2021 at Mountain View Cemetery in 
Oakland. In lieu of flowers, please consider charitable donations to Hospice East Bay or the 
American Cancer Society in Lily’s name. 
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