Lau “Leo” Hung

Lau “Leo” Hung

Guangdong, China
Death 4 Feb 1992 (aged 103)
Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Plot ROE_72_18_1
Memorial ID 76588668 · View Source
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Rock Springs Daily Rocket Miner, Feb 15, 1992

Funeral services for Lau "Leo" Hung were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1992, at the Vase Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Walt Silveria of the First United Methodist Church officiated.

Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery in Rock Springs.

Pallbearers were Leo Dep, Martin Lew, Jimmy Fun, Sunny Leo, Su Fing Law and Phillip Lew.

Hung, 103, of 1325 Sage St., Rock Springs, died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1992, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County where he had been a patient since Jan. 25, 1992.

A resident of Rock Springs since 1912 and former resident of Sacramento and China, Hung died following a lengthy illness. He was born April 2, 1888 in Canton, China from the family of Yet Lung Lau. He attended schools in China and Sacramento. Hung was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I.

He married Lui Fung Toy in China and she preceded him in death on April 25, 1974. Mr. Hung was the former owner and operator of the New Grand Café in Rock Springs.

Survivors include one daughter, Lui Chee of Ontario, Canada; one daughter-in-law, "Dolly" Fokngan Ching of Rock Springs; nine grandchildren, including Dick Din Lui of Rock Springs and Dick Kit Lui of Los Angeles; many great-grandchildren, including Roy Lui of Fort Collins, Colo., and Don Lui of Salt Lake City and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Hung was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, two brothers and one sister.

Rock Springs Rocket, Nov 3, 1932

Leo Hung of Rock Springs, a Chinese, has been conferred the award of the Purple Heart, a medal given for valor and military merit to men who were wounded during the World war, it was announced this week.

Hung, the proprietor of the Grand café, will be presented the medal at a ceremony to be held Nov. 14 during the meeting of the local Legion post.

This is believed to be the first award of its kind made to a Rock Springs resident.

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