林芙蓉女士生平略史 Obituary of Furong Lin
Ms. Furong Lin was born in Pingyang, Zhejiang Province, China on September 18, 1971 and passed away in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, USA on December 22, 2021 at the young age of 50. Furong and her husband Mr. Qingming Qin have two daughters, Yu Qin and Helenna Xi Qin. Furong was a good daughter, wife, and mother full of sunshine and hope for life.
Furong graduated from Zhejiang Pingyang No.1 middle school in 1989 and graduated from China Agricultural University in 1993 and 1996 with bachelor's and master's degrees, respectively. From 1996-2006, she worked in the Plant Quarantine Office of the National Agro-Tech Extension and Service Center (NATESC), the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China. During this period, she successfully visited and investigated many countries as a member of the National Plant Quarantine staff. She was responsible for large-scale national projects including the construction of a plant quarantine isolation field and the Laboratory of NATESC. She won several provincial and ministerial scientific and technological progress awards while she was there. She married her husband Mr. Qingming Qin in 1996 and immigrated to the United States in 2006. Since 2012, she has worked at Texas A&M University as a laboratory project manager and researcher.
Furong loved life, was kind and sincere, and enthusiastic about helping others. She had an optimistic and positive attitude, a unique charisma and selfless personality and charm. At the same time, Furong had a desire for knowledge and beautiful things, and had an extraordinary ability to understand people and the world around her. At every stage of her life, she was deeply loved and respected by her classmates, colleagues, and friends. She won many friendships and enjoyed family affection. Her classmates, colleagues, and friends of many years who live all over the world still maintain close contact with her. Furong's home is often a gathering place for colleagues, friends, children, and parents on weekends or holidays. Furong had an infectious laugh, and her cheerful voice was heard on various occasions, showing her optimistic and upward attitude about life. Great changes had taken place in her life since she moved from Beijing to College Station, TX, USA. Furong overcome all kinds of discomfort and hardships at the beginning. In the deep belief that tomorrow would be better, she always took initiative at work and worked harder than anyone to accomplish her goals, to continuously improve her own and family's life. Her colleagues remember her dedication and hard-working style. At home, Furong and Mr. Qingming Qin support each other, loved each other, and filled each other's lives with good hope and well-being. In her spare time, Furong enjoyed gathering with family and friends, traveling together, and enjoying the magnificent scenery of nature. Furong was full of maternal love for her two daughters, but she was also strict. She practiced her own good virtues, such as being positive, optimistic and enthusiastic in helping others. The children also feel the beauty of life in their mother's words and deeds. The eldest daughter often provides voluntary services in residential communities and hospitals. Furong's photos with her relatives and friends at different stages truly demonstrate her 50 years of gorgeous life. Furong was a good daughter, wife, and mother. Her loving, positive, optimistic, helpful, and selfless character were respected and loved by colleagues and friends. Friends who know her will miss her.
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