In Memory: Anna Kim

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It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Amway Crown Ambassador and Founders Council Member, Anna Kim

Anna (Hyun Ja), Michael (Seung Ho) and their son Jay (Jae) Kim arrived in the United States with not much more than one another – and a dream of making a good life in America.  Together they made that dream come true, building a huge, multi-cultural, multi-national Amway business with a network of people they consider their extended family.

Anna’s warm heart and gracious nature, along with her determination and passion for helping others succeed, made her successful from the very beginning.  Her love of people was reflected in her every deed and every life she touched. Language was never a barrier for Anna. She was masterful in finding alternative ways to communicate, which led to the diverse growth of the Kims’ business. In an interview for Achieve magazine, Anna once said, “We want people of all cultures to feel comfortable … It’s important to break down any barriers that might prevent them from wanting to be a part of our ever-growing melting pot.”

Anna with her beaming smile and caring way will be dearly missed by everyone her life has touched. She is survived by her partners in business and life, husband Michael and son Jay. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and extended IBO family.

Photos of Anna Kim on Flickr:

31 Comments

  • So sad.
    God bless the Kim family.

  • We will honor you by building a strong and profitable business!!!

  • Kara Lanctot

    Thank you, Kim family, for setting the pace and showing us by example how to love. We’ve always been affected by your smiles, friendship, love, sacrifice for others and hope for the future. Anna’s life was not wasted but will forever show in other people’s lives.

  • We are so saddend by the news of Anna Kim’s Death. Our sincere simpathy and prayers go to the family and friends of Anna Kim.

  • Mukesh Kumar

    Im really shocked to hear this incident that Kim has passed away, but i must say ‘Kim, may be you have left this mortal world but you are still alive ‘not only in my heart but also in the heart of millions of people who have nothing with them except for the strong dream and desire to become as significant and successful as you.You are a legend for me and i salute you Kim !!!?!!

  • Although I never met Anna Kim…I am aligned with her spirit and what she stands for.My deepest condolences go out for her family…I know she will greatly be missed but the Legacy she has left behind will never stop to nurture ….May the melting pot of all peoples continue to grow…a billion fold

  • Olszewski Family

    R.I.P Anna Kim, we will missed you :(

  • Anh Quang Nguyen

    I’m deeply sad to hear that Ms. Kim has passed away. To Kim\’s family, I give my condolences to you. Even if Ms. Kim is not with us anymore, she will be in our heart forever and will be the inspiration of our dreams. The image of success and consistency!

    Anh Quang Nguyen

  • OMG what happened?This is so sad!She seemed so kind, wise and sweet. I only saw her once during a conference but I immediately loved her, she was such an inspiring, unique and wonderful woman. She had a beautiful family too. I can’t believe it, rest in peace Anna. My most sincere condolences to her family.

  • :( Gone to soon! love Kim Smile, and her words of wisdom. Never meet her in person, but her interviews and her words stick with me. My condolences to her husband and son, and her immediate and extended Amway family. Rest in peace. you’ve left an amazing legacy!

  • MANUEL MARTINEZ

    Anna Kim a sido ejemplo de amor, comprencion y determinacion. hoy se a ido al mas alla pero una parte de ella a quedado en nuestros corazones. gracias por enceñarnos tanto en tan poco tiempo su vision sin fronteras a sembrado la semilla de la esperanza que dara fruto por muchas generaciones mas. descanse en paz.

  • Jonathan Insall

    Dear Kim Family, Anna Kim was an inspiration to many. I’m so sorry to hear of the news. Thank you for sharing her with us! Be encouraged to keep your strengths as part of your focus–you are STRONG. Please let me leave a hearty thank you for inspiring me to be more, do more, and love more with my life. Thank you!

  • Kathy downing

    I was very shocked to hear that Hyun Ja has passed away. She was a beautiful, and classy woman. I loved to watch her speak, she was so full of grace. She was a true lady. We were all truly blessed by her presence. She touched people she never met in a positive way. She will be missed. She’ll never be forgotten. Prayers,and God’s Blessings go out to Seung Ho, and Jae. My condolences. God Bless You both.

  • Javier Fernando Manrique

    KIM. Q.E.P.D.
    Tus enseñanzas quedan en nuestros corazones. Y tu vision continuara expandiendose por el mundo.

  • Dios Bendigo y les de mucha fortables ala familiar Kim es un trago duro siempre estara en nuestro Corazon well miss you and we will do this business ln big god bless family Klm

  • Jamie Paulison

    Our hearts and prayers go out to her family.

  • От нашей семьи примите соболезнования. Это грустно. Уважаемая Анна Ким Вы в наших сердцах на всегда!!!

  • Phillip Tam

    Anna Kim, We love you always. No amount of words can convey the enormity greatness in you. We, your ibos in NYC will strive forward on the path that you’ve paved. We will continue to build your Legacy. We will follow the numberous examples you have shown us to honor the remerence of you. You remain the shining beacon of light for us all and those to come in the future. You dwell our hearts forever. My deepest empathy to the Kim Family.

  • Annita, extrañamos su presencia cada dia desde que ha pasado a mejor vida. pero mi mayor confort es saber que hoy esta en un lugar mucho mas bello. El angel k vivio entre nosotros a subido al cielo para continuar con su promesa ” Lupita I always will take care of you!”. Se que lo esta haciendo, y solo me queda agradecerle a Dios el haberle conocido y haber sido su alumna. El amor, compasión, ternura, paciencia y sabiduria, fue su idioma. Siempre te amaremos Annita. Descansa en Paz en los brazos del Señor.

  • Jay Ahn

    Anna will be with us forever until we meet again in hwaven. I believed that Our Yager DWA group will be more stronger and more bigger with Mocheal and Jay Kim even though we lost Anna. Please pray for our Yager DWA group.

  • My deepest condolences to the family, I’ve only seen pictures of Anna and read the story’s in Achieve Magazine, about her and her husband and son’s achievements, what love and inspiration, and those smiles, the warmness jumped of the pages. It is a shock to read of her passing and the question comes to mind,” what happened? ”
    My heart goes out to her husband and son, may God bless and comfort them!!

  • Rest in peace. you’ve left an amazing legacy!

  • Shirley Hales

    My prayer is with the Kim family and their teams. What a beautiful life she lived from reading all the comments.

  • lesli reyes

    It is so sad I never seen her before, but I seen her in the maganizes and she inspire me by her story. Her son commented to my group and me in this month in the beginning at the reunion about her death. And I am very sorry for that. I know that her intendtion was to help other people and she did with all of her heart. God see what she done and she will be rewarded for that in the other world.

  • Jay kim

    Hi this is jay kim Anna Hyunja Kim’s son. I am reading all these wonderful words and would like to thank all of you. I hope our paths cross so I can thank you in person preferably at diamond club.
    -jay

  • Joyce & Patrick (Joe)

    Please Rest In Peace Anna Kim , Me and Patrick was so shock , it seem the day we laugh together still in my heart. You was the women which great example , your charming and kindness and persistence will stay with us forever.

    Love
    Patrick & Joyce

  • THE STUARTS

    WE KNOW YOU FROM THE FORT LEE MEETING. WE ARE SO SORRY ABOUT YOU LOSS.
    MARK AMY AND SCOTT

  • We all lost a great person in the business are deep feeling go out to the KIM family. May god be with her.”Ye shall not fear them : for the lord your god he shall fight for you.”[Deuteronomy 3:22]

  • Phillip Tam

    Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end.
    There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
    All the things you collected, whether treasures or baubles, will pass on to someone else.
    Your wealth, fame, and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.  It will not matter what you owned or what you owed.
    Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will disappear.  So too, your hopes, dreams, plans, and to-do lists will expire.
    The wins and losses that seemed so important will fade away.  It won’t matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived.
    It won’t matter if you were beautiful or brilliant, and your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
    So what will matter?  How will the value of your days be measured?
    What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built.
    Not what you got, but what you gave.
    What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
    It is not what you learned, but what you taught.
    What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, or sacrifice, that empowered, enriched, and encouraged others to emulate your example.
    What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
    It will not matter how many people you knew, but how many people will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
    What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those that loved you.
    What will matter is how long you will be remembered and for what.
    Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.  It is a matter of choice.
    By Michael Josephson.

    We love you always Anna

  • Ernest Lee

    I just hear this week( hyunja )Anna has passed away
    I am so much terribly sad ,how could be it is like unbelievable ,I believe she is well being enjoy life.
    김현자 리더님 당신의 죽음이 정말루 안타갑읍니다.
    한인으로서 최초루 파운더스 엠버서더가시구 참으로 가슴이미여집니다.
    당신이 이루신모든일들을 기억하며 감사했읍니다.
    편히 쉬시고 고인의 명복을 빕니다.

  • hai quang

    we miss u so much, Anna
    god bless your family

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