Shuyun Liu



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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Shuyun Liu, age 76, wife of Xianglin Deng, went to be with her Heavenly Father on June 5, 2020. She was born on Nov. 15, 1943 in China and married her husband in 1964—a marriage of 56 years. Although Shuyun was born into a wealthy family, her family’s wealth was overturned due to political reasons when she was young. Therefore, Shuyun grew up in poverty and couldn’t afford to continue her education beyond elementary school, even though she was an excellent student. When she was 16, she taught herself book-keeping and later learned to be an accountant, which was her career for the rest of her life. She moved to the U.S. in 1996. She was the epitome of a perfectionist—a trait that both annoyed her children and impressed them when she always turned out to be right. As a mother, she highly valued education and made sure both her children were college educated. She was multi-talented: a great cook, skillful at knitting, quick at mental math and abacus and an avid music lover. Throughout her life, she never stopped learning and growing: she learned how to use the computer at age 70, and then proceeded to master the internet, social media, and kept a diary of journal entries on Google Drive. She read widely in history, fiction, and poetry, and enjoyed travel. Family and friends loved her for her positivity in life, even during her long battle with leukemia. She is best remembered as an amazing human being who profoundly loved and deeply cared for her family, friends, and anyone in need. She will be deeply missed by her husband Xianglin Deng, daughter Danielle Haiyan Deng, son Tian Deng, son-in-law Frank Jinxi Jiang, granddaughters Carol Jialu Jiang and Edie Jiayu Jiang, sister Xiaoyue Liu, nieces Ling Hu, Min Hu, Yun Hu, Xia Hu, nephew Chao Hu, grand-nieces Jing Yin, Fei Yin, Menglin Chen, grand-nephews Yao Hu, Yi Cao, Shengjun Yu and Jingyuan Hu. Shuyun was under the wonderful care of Lemmon-Holton Cancer Center, and at the end of her life, she was well taken care of by Emmanuel Hospice. Due to Covid-19, there won’t be a funeral but there will be a small group burial service with family and close friends. The family will be creating a video to chronicle her life and compile her diaries into a book. Memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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