Esther Woo Quan was born in 1925 in Augusta, Georgia to Mr. and Mrs. Leong Woo. She was raised in Atlanta, where she worked in her father's grocery store and finished her high school education. At the age of eighteen, she visited her sister in San Antonio, Texas, where she started corresponding via letters with her husband-to-be who was then stationed in Germany. They got married a year after he returned from the service. Since then, Esther has raised five children while working in her husband's grocery store upon moving to Houston in 1951. After being in the grocery business for thirty-two years, Esther left to work in real estate. She is now retired but still active in the Chinese Baptist Church and other volunteer organizations.
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