Ellen Miller Chang was born in Pomona, CA on March 12, 1920 and passed away peacefully at her home in Lewiston, Idaho on January 31, 2015.
Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, Ellen made a positive impact on many lives. Throughout her childhood, she and her family often helped newcomers to California who were struggling for food and lodging. She was always very active in her churches and their charity work. She also worked tirelessly for the Ecumenical Hunger Project for East Palo Alto, CA. Her favorite exercise was always tennis and she made many friends on the court.
Ellen married her college sweetheart, Alvin Chang, in 1944. The couple raised three children. The young family spent the early years in Hawaii, near Alvin’s family. They moved to California in 1959 where they made many lifelong friendships before retiring to Lewiston, Idaho in 1985.
She is survived and will be greatly missed by her sons, Curtis and Kenneth; daughter, Joyce; grandchildren, Jennifer, Robin, Aaron, Randall and Kyle; great-grandchildren, Ariana, Myra and George; many cousins, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends in Hawaii, California, Idaho and the far-reaches. Ellen was preceded in death by her husband Alvin, her parents Pearl & Simeon, her brothers SB and Clark, her sister Alice and her daughter-in-law Paula.
Ellen’s family would like to thank her many caregivers for their warmth and loving care. We are so grateful for their thoughtful efforts.
Her funeral service was celebrated Saturday, February 7th. Donations will be made in Ellen’s honor to EHP.
EHP Volunteers will be Honored at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Hosted by the Junior League of San Jose
Congratulations to our volunteers Mary Bourquin and Opal Harper! They have been chosen as an outstanding community volunteer, and will be recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation the 46th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon (VRL) hosted by the Junior League of San Jose.
We are grateful for their dedication to EHP. They have been committed to EHP for many years and are still very active on campus.
The VRL Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Villa Ragusa in downtown Campbell. This event, attended by more than 500 community members and dignitaries, promotes voluntarism and recognizes individuals who have generously given their time, energy and skills to help others. At the luncheon they will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and be recognized alongside other outstanding community volunteers.
EHP CARES and so do our volunteers!
We are very thankful for Tometrius Paxton and Second Harvest Food Bank for their donation of a pallet jack, scale, freezer and cooler. We are grateful for the continual support to our organization. Your donation will help to improve the efficiency in our Food Closet and Warehouse Operations.
On Monday, February 2nd, EHP broke ground to begin the construction of the addition to our Activity Room. Thank you to our donors and Vance Brown Builders for their donations. The addition will be helpful for our youth programs and activities. We are looking forward to sharing the finished Activity Room with you!
We are looking at a completion date of May 1st!
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