The Curry Coastal Pilot

Yon Hwa O'Donnell

Dec. 25, 1965-July 12, 2014

Yon Hwa O'Donnell, 49, passed away July 12, 2014, in her home in Anchorage, Alaska.

Yon Hwa was born Dec. 25, 1965, in Seoul, South Korea, to father Sin Kap Son and mother Mae Cha Kim.

Yon Hwa married Alex O'Donnell in 1992 in Brookings. The couple moved to Brookings in 1995, where she studied and earned a cosmetology license in California and Oregon.

She enjoyed people, her work, travel and exercising. Yon Hwa moved to Anchorage in 2004.

Yon Hwa is survived by her son Sean O'Donnell, serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan; her parents and two brothers in South Korea.

The cause of her death is pending investigation.

A small memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Brookings Church of the Nazarene, 1600 Chetco Ave.

Submitted by the family.