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Helen Chenn 1924 - 2016 Helen Chenn, 91, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at home in Logan, Utah. She was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Shanghai, China, Chen Hai-Han. Helen resided in the San Francisco Bay Area for 47 years, living in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos Hills and Foster City, California, prior to moving to Logan, Utah, in 2010. She graduated from the University of Shanghai in 1949 with a B.A. in English and studied at W.S. University in Kunming, China. Helen and her husband, William, fled China during the Communist occupation to Kaoshung, Taiwan. Helen worked alongside William, when they established Wylie Photo in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1950. William was Eastman Kodak's Far East distributor. They created a thriving photo finishing business prior to immigrating to the United States in 1963. They opened Wylie Photo in Palo Alto, California, in 1964 and in 1977 opened the August Moon Tea House, a popular dim sum restaurant in San Jose. Helen was an avid reader who had a love for mystery novels, watching 49ers and New England Patriots football games and golf tournaments. Her greatest passion was traveling the world with William. Together, they visited many cities in Europe and traveled extensively throughout China. Her life was a picture of love, first with her true love, William, love of her books, love of country western music and love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, William, and her grandson, Andrew William Chenn Miltich. She is survived by her children: Wylie Chenn (Lynelle), Helena Chenn-Junker (Hans), Steve Chenn (Julie) and Frank Chenn (Vicky); grandchildren, Nathania Apple, Jennifer Isom, Marc Chenn, Todd Chenn, Mason Chenn, Alicia Abelmann and Andrew Chenn, along with 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St., Logan, UT 84321. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at 11 a.m. Graveside services to follow the funeral services at the Logan City Cemetery. Condolences may be shared online at www.allenmortuaries.net .
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