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Ms. Jihui Dominique Cho

Obituary for Ms. Jihui Dominique Cho

October 8, 1967 - July 22, 2019
Burlingame, California | Age 51


Ms. Jihui (Dominique) Cho, age 51, of Burlingame, CA peacefully passed away on July 22, 2019. Funeral Services to be held on the New Captain Pete boat in Half Moon Bay followed by burial at sea through spreading of ashes on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm at 27 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Seunghwan (Sean) Choi.
Born in Seoul, South Korea on October 8, 1967, Jihui attended elementary school in Seoul until the age of eight. In 1975, she immigrated with her family, including her father Kil Hwan Cho and mother Ja Un Cho, and two siblings Jiyon Cho and Man Cho to San Francisco, CA. She subsequently settled with her family in Burlingame in 1979 where she continued to reside until her passing.
Jihui graduated from Mills High School and studied at San Francisco City College. Her occupational profile included working as a wardrobe consultant at Burberry's and White Duck. She also worked as an office administrator in various capacities including Charm Company. During this time, Jihui also pursued her passion for cooking during her spare time, and enjoying various seafood cuisines. She met her beloved partner, Scott Keller, 18 years ago and cherished making lasting memories together, including many 'firsts' as Scott lovingly recalls in a final love letter to Jihui:

Dear Dominique,
When I first saw you, I knew that you were the one I wanted to be with. You were so beautiful and friendly. At first when I tried to talk to you, surrounded by your friends, you didn't seem to notice me at all. In time, though, I think I charmed you enough to let me take you out on a date. After that, we were inseparable and you became the focal point of my life and there was nothing I wouldn't do for you.

I enjoyed the many firsts we did. I was your first sunset at Sutro Bath at the Cliff House where we had a fantastic dinner. I was your first "Tower of Power" concert where we continued to go years after that. I was the first to get you into tennis shoes and walk for miles at Lake Tahoe which you told me you'd never do again because they hurt your feet! You introduced me to a few new things as well of course and we went to many great restaurants. I've never eaten Korean food before I met you, but you showed me what everything was, how to order and eat it. Bibimbap is now my favorite dish. You also introduced me to Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese and Chinese food dishes that I would have never dreamed of trying if I had not known you.

You saved me 12 years ago when I was sick and I really thank you for that! I almost died that day but you took care of me and nursed me back to health… you changed my life. You showed me that I was needed, to not give up on life and to live my life better and healthier. So when you got sick I promised you that I would do my best to take care of you and to always stand by you. That's what two people in love do and I loved you very much. You left me too early and it's not fair, but I'll always remember all the love we had and the good times we shared.

I will miss you and I will always love you. Scott


Jihui is remembered by her family as a caring and dignified woman who dedicated her life to bringing laughter and joy to her family and loved ones. She is survived by her beloved partner of 18 years, Scott Keller, mother Ja Un Cho, brother Man Cho, sister Jiyon Cho, brother-in-law Jung Woo Lee, sister-in-law Soo Jin Lee, and nephews Jordan Sang Jo Lee and Waden Jung Hyun Cho.

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