ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in honor of Wei Yen Code; much loved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. We will love you always.

Posted by Sharon Tanaka on April 1, 2020
It has been a year since Alice left this earth and entered into heaven where she has been enjoying her new home, free of pain and sorrow. But to those of us who knew and loved her, we still miss her! I can still hear her voice and see her smiles. There are no more phone calls to check up with each other. But I know because Jesus lives, I can look forward to seeing her again in glory. Praise Him! ♥️♥️♥️
Posted by Jeana Wertz on April 1, 2020
Hi Mom. I can’t believe you have been gone a year. Everything that had happened still feels like yesterday. I miss you deeply. I want to talk to you… sometimes I get the impulse to text you but then I remember I can’t. The world is not the same without you. I love you so much, Mom. I hope you know that.
Posted by Rhonda Murray on April 30, 2019
Wei, I never had the pleasure of meeting you. However I have had the pleasure of knowing your daughter and what a wonderful daughter you raised. You will be sorely missed my beloved mother of Jeana. You fought the hardest battle of your life with grace and dignity. My condolences go to Jeana and the family
Posted by Sharon Tanaka on April 19, 2019
Alice and I met at Montgomery Ward almost 33 years ago as we worked in the same department. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Eventually we took different job paths, but stayed in touch. In thinking about Alice, several things stand out.
Alice loved flowers. She took great joy in giving them or creating lovely silk flower arrangements to grace our home or her office.
Alice was very thoughtful and caring. Even though she had her own burdens, she was always asking about others and their well-being. She did this even up to her last days here on earth.
Alice was generous. All of us who knew her experienced her love and tangible gifts, big and small.
Alice was strong. She fought long and hard through her cancer treatments, always keeping in mind how much she wanted to live for Jimmy and Jeana and her family. She particularly wanted to see granddaughter Aubrey grow up. Her faith in the Lord kept her trusting Him for His plans and will.
Alice is greatly missed. This beautiful person leaves a big hole in my life. I think about her still every day, throughout the moments of my days. I thank God that I was blessed by knowing her. I praise God that I know with assurance I will see her again because of our hope and trust in Jesus Christ as our Savior.
Alice flourished like a beautiful flower and while gone from this brief life on earth, she will never be forgotten. In a Daily Bread reading this week, the writer said, “We like flowers, can rejoice and flourish in a moment; but we can also celebrate the truth that the moments of our lives are never truly forgotten. God holds every detail of our lives, and His everlasting love is with His children forever!” (Alyson Kieda)
Praying for Jimmy, Jeana and Rob and Aubrey with love! Thank you for the beautiful memorial service. We enjoyed the pictures of Alice throughout her life with you.

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Posted by Sharon Tanaka on April 1, 2020
It has been a year since Alice left this earth and entered into heaven where she has been enjoying her new home, free of pain and sorrow. But to those of us who knew and loved her, we still miss her! I can still hear her voice and see her smiles. There are no more phone calls to check up with each other. But I know because Jesus lives, I can look forward to seeing her again in glory. Praise Him! ♥️♥️♥️
Posted by Jeana Wertz on April 1, 2020
Hi Mom. I can’t believe you have been gone a year. Everything that had happened still feels like yesterday. I miss you deeply. I want to talk to you… sometimes I get the impulse to text you but then I remember I can’t. The world is not the same without you. I love you so much, Mom. I hope you know that.
Posted by Rhonda Murray on April 30, 2019
Wei, I never had the pleasure of meeting you. However I have had the pleasure of knowing your daughter and what a wonderful daughter you raised. You will be sorely missed my beloved mother of Jeana. You fought the hardest battle of your life with grace and dignity. My condolences go to Jeana and the family
her Life

Wei Yen (Alice Code) was born and raised in the country of Viet Nam. Her family lived in the city of Saigon, now known as Ho Chi mien City. Her Parents owned a small restaurant in the Chinese quarter of Saigon called Cho Lon.  About a year after the end of the Viet Nam war, her father passed away. Within a short time, her mother became ill, and she too passed away. 

Before the North Viet Nam takeover of the south, her three brothers had already left the country and had settled in Hong Kong; now Wei Yen was alone. Had it not been for close friends, and what money her parents had left her, there is no telling what would have happened to her. One day one of her friends asked Wei Yen if she would escape with her through North Viet Nam and into China; once in China the Chinese government would grant them refugee status. Wei Yen agreed to go, and left the only home she knew, they made their way by train north to China. After spending a number of months in a Chinese refugee camp, an opportunity came to escape by boat to Hong Kong. And so, Wei Yen became one of thousands of boat people that had escaped Viet Nam and found freedom in Hong Kong. 

One of her brothers, who was now living in the United States, was able to sponsor her and so Wei Yen was now on her way to America. There are so many more details of her experiences in this time of her life, that if it could be written, it would fill a book. 

After arriving in the United States, Wei Yen married, was a devoted wife, mother and Grandmother. She enjoyed her career as a medical assistant, she loved helping others.

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