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Ying Shi

Ying Shi

Wednesday, January 8th, 1936 Sunday, April 4th, 2021

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石英女士 生平


石英女士,生于1936年1月8日,逝于2021年4月5日,享年86岁,宁波人。

在宁波出生于从事金银器小康人家,童年时光可能是她有限的快乐时光,可惜父亲的早逝和时代剧变带给她是生活的急转直下。抗战时期孤儿寡母逃难至重庆万县寄人篱下,通货膨胀,加之同父异母哥哥的患病一家人生活在贫困中,她经历了重庆大轰炸,我外婆抱着她从防空洞边死人堆里跑出来。抗战结束回到上海,生活依然艰辛,造就了她一生中极为节俭,恨不得一分钱分成10瓣用,。在上海完成高中后为了减轻家庭负担,她考入北京林业大学,通过助学金完成大学学业。

与大学同学陈树元结为伉俪,夫妻恩爱,勤俭持家,抚育子女三人,教育有方,均大学毕业,事业有成。毕业后分别在中国科学院沈阳应用生态研究所、江苏省中国科学院植物研究所、南京农业大学工作,从事科研、教学工作,为付教授职称,退休后移居美国,其优良品德获得亲朋好友称赞。

石英来自上海大都市,靓丽出众,小家碧玉外;知书达理,善解人意;温柔细腻,善解人意;手巧细心、吃苦耐劳,任劳任怨,勤俭持家,堪称楷模,为陈大家庭做出巨大牺牲,功不可没!秀于外慧于中,自强、独立、勤俭、温柔、奉献、贤惠成为其人生最好的写真。

石英年轻时代饱受生活艰辛,通过自己打拼改写人生轨迹。她深明大义,抛弃误解,将诸爱无私给予家人,让大家感受她爱的奉献,做到爱到一世,是爱的化身!施与恩泽,让人铭刻在心!

愿石英在天之灵感受亲朋好友的祝福!我们与您同在!



Ying Shi’s Life

Ms. Ying Shi was born on January 8, 1936 and passed away on April 5, 2021 at the age of 85. A native of Shanghai, she went on to enroll at the Beijing Forestry University upon completing high school. After graduation, Ying worked at the Chinese Academy of Sciences at both the Institute of Applied Ecology in Shenyang and at the Institute of Botanical Research in Nanjing. She subsequently served as vice professor at the Nanjing Agricultural University. Following retirement, she immigrated to the United States to live with her younger son and his family.

Ms. Shi was married to Mr. Shuyuan Chen. Together, they were loving and caring parents to three children, raising them with both thrift and diligence. All three children have gone on to attain both college and graduate degrees and have since assumed successful professional careers. In her youth, she was a graceful woman. She was independent, diligent and dedicated to caring for her family. Her character has garnered her tremendous love and respect from all family members, friends and colleagues alike.

The first half of her life was characterized by tremendous hardship given the persistent social instabilities, political turmoil and wars that plagued that era in China. Ms. Shi was raised in the metropolis of Shanghai where her family owned a jewelry store. However, a series of unfortunate events turned her childhood upside down— the early passing of her father, the rapid depreciation of the family wealth due to war-inflicted hyperinflation, a multi-year exodus to Sichuan to flee the Japanese invasion and the infamous Chongqing bombing and massacre were of events of particular note. Yet, despite all these hardships, she remained resolute in the pursuit for a good education and a better life for herself and her family. Through her early hardships, she developed an enviable character highlighted by independence, resourcefulness. Over the course of her life, she demonstrated to future generations what it truly took to be a considerate, dedicated and caring mother. She will forever be remembered.

May Ying Shi be blessed by all families and friends in heaven.

Ying Shi is survived by three loving children and 5 grandchildren. Her husband Shuyuan Chen passed away one and half months prior.

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