Welcome to the Web Page of Anna Yao

Anna Yao was a successful mother of three and homemaker. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she served as bookkeeper for the Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission for many years. She was a proud grandmother of Kristiana and the wife of Professor Jim Yao, the first holder of the Lohman Professorship at Texas A&M University.

Her son, Tim Yao, is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Alcatel-Lucent. Her youngest daughter, Shana Yao, is in marketing in Los Angeles.

Anna's interests included cooking, needlepoint, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, writing, music and dancing. She enjoyed off-broadway musicals, good movies and playing with Kristiana. She also enjoyed strength training and bible study.

Happy Holidays (1999)!

[picture of Mama and Kristiana]

[picture of Mama, Papa and Kristiana]

Anna passed away in the spring of 2006. You can visit her Memorial Site