In Memory of



Obituary for Qiongfan Long


Qiongfan Long was born on April 24th, 1936, to a large family of five siblings in Yibin, China. From a young age, she had a passion for the sciences, particularly chemistry, taking inspiration from her role model, Marie Curie. Following her aspirations to become a scientist, she graduated university with a degree in Chemistry at the top of her class in the city of Guiyang, where she met fellow classmate and future husband, Chongyao Yang. After the two of them married, they later moved to Zunyi where she gave birth to two children, Hua and Wei. While raising a tightly knit family, she also dedicated herself to a career as a chemistry teacher in healthcare education. She touched thousands of students’ lives, caring deeply about their success, especially providing compassion and support for her underprivileged students. After a 35-year career of teaching, she retired and immigrated to the United States where she enjoyed retirement close to her children and six granddaughters. On April 1st, 2022, she passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her loving family.