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Jane Gee Interview

 

Jane Eng Gee was born in San Antonio, Texas. She has seven other siblings, of which only two were born in China. Growing up in San Antonio, Ms. Gee helped in her father’s grocery store. Because of her father’s emphasis on education, she attended San Antonio Junior College for one year before moving to Houston in 1939 to attend Rice University. Studying in the Pre-Med program, she spent most of her time in class or studying in the library. In July of 1940, she married Albert Gee, with whom she has two daughters, Janita and Linda, living in the Bay Area and Houston, respectively. She has worked in her husband’s many successful Chinese restaurants, and since his death, has started her own real estate business. She was very active, especially as honorary chair of the Miss Chinatown Pageant. She is now retired, but continues maintain her presence in the Chinese community.