Yuk Ping Wong "Winnie"
Occupation:NY State Department of Taxation & Finance | Tax auditor traineePersonal Memorial Website:http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/memorial/people/4095.htmlReflections:The New York Times Portraits of Grief
Yuk-Ping "Winnie" Wong immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong shortly after her marriage. As a full-time working woman and a mother of two children, Winnie did not attain her goal of obtaining a college degree until a few years ago. Her dream came true in the fall of 1999 when she received her bachelor’s degree with honors in accounting from Bernard M. Brauch College. She was a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Golden Key Accounting Society. She has since worked for a few places but none worked out. She became a tax auditor trainee at the New York State Department Taxation and Finance in June 2001. There, she felt she had found her niche, and devoted her life to the job. Winnie was a cheerful individual. In the memorial service organized by the New York State Department, many of her co-workers told me how brilliant she was. Winnie had been actively involved in ministries of a Christian church for some time, and was a member of the choir. She was actually attending a baptismal class preparing herself for a forthcoming baptism, shortly before her disappearance. News of the Word Trade Center attack terribly impacted our family. We have, however, found much hope and comfort in the midst of the tragedy. We know Winnie has moved onward, to the Sweetest Home in Heaven, a place where she is happily staying. There we shall all meet again one day. Tribute submitted by Ariane Yuk-Ling Leung.