Yong was born Feb. 28, 1950, in Korea.
She married Jace May, of El Paso, Texas, in Taegu, Korea, on March 21, 1988. At that time Jace was in the U.S. Air Force.
During their marriage, they lived in Korea, Hawaii, and North Carolina. They were transferred to Mountain Home AFB in 1996, where Yong enjoyed many hobbies including rock collecting, fishing and sewing.
A wife and mother of two, her family noted that "her selfless devotion to her family was her greatest quality. Yong was greatly loved by her children and husband, and enjoyed the friendship of many in Mountain Home and Grand View."
Surviving family members include: her husband, Jace May; sons Michael and Steven May, who currently reside in Mountain Home; and her mother and many relatives in Korea.