Sky Scene 06

Jingjuan Zhou

February 27, 1936 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 84)

Obituary

母亲生平简介

 

母亲周静娟,1936年2月27日出生于湖南湘潭,2020年11月4日逝世于美国俄亥俄州哥伦布,享年85岁。

 

母亲出生在一个书香世家,父亲周骏章,母亲颜碧荷。年幼时恰逢战乱,她常随父母四处逃难,生活艰苦动荡,在时断时续中完成了小学教育。中学先后在湖南岳阳中学和著名的周南女中读书,成绩优秀。1954年,母亲在长沙参加高考,第一志愿被清华大学电机系录取。母亲自幼兴趣广泛,在清华读书时,曾参加学校合唱团和清华女子排球队,大学生活过的紧张、丰富而又充实。

 

大学毕业时,正直国家开展轰轰烈烈的社会主义建设。母亲积极响应国家号召,于1959年和父亲主动放弃留京机会,一起奔赴边疆,进入内蒙古电力设计院工作。之后的二十多年,母亲把一生最好的时光献给了内蒙古的电力事业。

 

1982年,父亲因交通意外突然离世,这飞来横祸给母亲造成了终生无法愈合的伤痛。次年,母亲申请调离内蒙。几经周折,最后调入当时的北京华北电力设计院工作,直至1996年退休。

 

在华北电力设计院工作期间,母亲任劳任怨,兢兢业业,对工作认真负责,刻苦钻研技术,成为业务骨干。因此曾于1990、1994、1995三年三次赴莫斯科,代表单位参与两国合作谈判,以自己的专业知识和能力出色地完成了任务。这三次莫斯科之旅是母亲一生最美好的回忆。谈判之余,她和同事有机会饱览莫斯科的美丽风光,参观了红场、列宁墓、莫斯科大学、克里姆林宫大剧院等著名景点,还欣赏了歌剧,参观了美术馆,游览了涅瓦河.....这一切,对于读俄罗斯小说、唱苏联歌曲成长起来的母亲,无疑是一场文化盛宴,令她的俄罗斯情怀得到极大的满足。她曾以优美动情的笔墨,在《曾经的梦 ,曾经的歌》一文中,详细记录了这段美好经历。

 

1993年春,母亲第一次赴美,作为单位代表团中的技术顾问,与GE公司进行谈判。过后,她在小女儿的陪同下,游览了费城、华盛顿特区和纽约。

 

退休后,母亲有机会更多地从事她的个人爱好,除了前往国内、国外旅行,还参加北京老同学合唱团,每个周末都会和团友们一起练习,延续了她年轻时的爱好,并从中得到极大的乐趣。此外,她也积极参加体育运动,与邻居朋友们一起晨练,常常以优美的舞姿赢得大家的赞赏。退休后的母亲,生活更加多姿多彩。

 

2012年,母亲移居美国,开始了全新的生活。初到美国,年近八旬的母亲学习热忱依然不减,马上开始利用各种机会学习英文,并卓有成效,在短短几年时间就可以用简单英文和美国人沟通。同时,母亲也参加了当地的合唱团,广交朋友,积极参加当地社区的各种演出和文化活动。

 

母亲一生经历坎坷,体弱多病,但母亲吃苦耐劳,热爱工作,性格独立。无论在内蒙还是在北京,她在工作中绘制了许多蓝图。不仅如此,她也在内蒙古的工地上洒下过无数辛勤的汗水,让蓝图付诸实施,在事业上实现了自己少年时代的理想,为国家边疆的电气化建设奉献了自己的聪明才智。

 

在生活中,母亲兴趣广泛,热爱运动、音乐、旅行、写作、交友,利用一切机会积极扩展自己的生活领域,尝试各种新鲜事物,对世界保持着浓厚的好奇心和持久的关注。对于家人和周围的朋友,母亲总是细致周到,在生活工作各方面给予力所能及的关心和照顾,深得家人及朋友的尊敬和喜爱。

 

在这个非常时期,病魔夺走了母亲的生命。非常感谢Kobacker House临终关怀中心的完善照顾与看护,母亲走的安详、平静而又有尊严。

 

愿天堂没有病痛!愿母亲安息!

 

 

女儿: 范易弘,范易伟

2020年11月4日

 

Our mom Jingjuan Zhou passed away on November 4, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 85. 

 

Mom was born in a scholarly family on February 27, 1936, in Xiangtan, Hunan Province, China, to father Junzhang Zhou, and mother Bihe Yan. Growing up in wartime, she often had to flee with her parents for shelter, living in a hard and turbulent condition. Though she was still able to complete her primary education intermittently. She spent her middle school years in Hunan Yueyang Middle School and the prestigious Zhounan Girls' Middle School and earned excellent grades. In 1954, mom was accepted by the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University after successfully passing the college entrance exam. 

 

Mom had a wide range of interests since childhood. When she was studying at Tsinghua University, she participated in the school choir and the Tsinghua Women's Volleyball Team. Her university life was intense, rich, and fulfilling. Upon graduating from Tsinghua University, mom actively responded to the call of the state to build a brighter future for the country. In 1959, she and our dad gave up the opportunity to stay in Beijing, instead, went to the Electric Power Design Institute in Inner Mongolia. Mom had dedicated the next twenty years, the best time of her life to the power industry in Inner Mongolia. 

 

In 1982, our dad died suddenly in a traffic accident. This catastrophic event became mom's lifelong pain that was never healed. The following year, mom requested a transfer out of Inner Mongolia. After working around several obstacles, she was finally transferred to the then Beijing North China Electric Power Design Institute and worked there until her retirement in 1996. 

 

During the time she had worked in North China Electric Power Design Institute, mom was a hardworking spirit, conscientious and dedicated. She had studied and kept up with the latest technology and became the backbone of the business. In 1990, 1994 and 1995, she had gone to Moscow on behalf of the company to negotiate cooperation between the two countries. Each time, she had achieved the goals using her professional knowledge and negotiation skills. These three trips to Moscow are the best memories of her life. Apart from the negotiation, she and her colleagues had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Moscow. They visited the Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum, Moscow University, the Kremlin Theatre, and other famous attractions. They also enjoyed the opera, the art gallery, and the Neva River. All of this is undoubtedly a cultural feast for her who grew up reading Russian novels and singing Soviet songs, which greatly satisfied her admiration for the Russian culture. With beautiful and emotional penmanship, she detailed this wonderful experience in the article "Once upon a dream, once upon a song". 

 

In the spring of 1993, representing her company, mom came to the United States for the first time as a technical consultant and negotiated with General Electric. Later, accompanied by her younger daughter, she toured Philadelphia, Washington DC and New York. 

 

After retirement in 1996, mom had the opportunity to enjoy more of her personal hobbies. In addition to traveling in China and abroad, she had also participated in the Beijing Old Classmates Choir. She practiced with her friends every weekend and enjoyed every bit of great fun from it. In addition, she had also participated in many sports, morning exercises with neighbors and friends, and often won everyone's admiration with her graceful dance. Mom’s retired life was full of adventures and excitement. 


In 2012, mom permanently moved to the United States and started a new life. The nearly 80-year-old still had the same enthusiasm for learning. As soon as she arrived, she immediately took advantage of various opportunities to learn English, and it was very effective. Within a few years, she could communicate with locals in simple English. At the same time, she had participated in the local choir, made friends, and actively engaged in various performances and cultural activities in the local community. 

 

Mom had experienced ups and downs throughout her life. She had several chronic medical conditions that often made her frail and ill. Though she was a hard-working spirit and independent. Whether when she was in Inner Mongolia or Beijing, she had not only designed many blueprints for her work but also spent countless days on construction sites in Inner Mongolia, putting the blueprint into real constructions. Achieving her teenage ideals in her career and dedicated her talent to building infrastructures in the country’s rural areas. 

 

Mom had a wide range of interests. She loved sports, music, travel, writing, and making friends. She used every opportunity to actively expand her life goals, try new things, and maintain a strong curiosity and lasting attention to the world. To the family and friends around, mom was always meticulous and considerate. She gave love and care with all her heart in all aspects of life and work and won the respect and love of her family and friends. 

 

We’d like to thank Kobacker House hospice care center for their wonderful care during mom’s final days. She passed away peacefully, with dignity with her family sounded her with love. 

 

May there be no pain in heaven! May mom rest in peace! 

 

Daughters: Yihong Fan, Yiwei Fan 

November 4, 2020 

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pelotonia at http://pelotonia.org/yfan to support cancer research at OSU and Yiwei's 2021 Pelotonia ride. We also take cash contributions and will donate to Pelotonia later.   

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jingjuan Zhou, please visit our floral store.


Services

You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Jingjuan Zhou
© 2020 Shaw - Davis Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy