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