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Eugenie Anna Christine (Dimpudus) Payne

February 27, 1937 — March 9, 2018

Mrs. Eugenie Anna Christine Payne, 81, of Hong Kong, and of Harrisburg PA, passed away into God's loving arms on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Hong Kong.

Born February 27, 1937 in Surabaya, Indonesia, she was the eldest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Melchior and Franciene Aaltje Dimpudus (nee Manoppo), chemist and school teacher, who hailed from Manado, Indonesia.

Her father was a deacon, and her maternal grandfather, a minister.

She is reunited eternally, with her late husband, Edward, with whom she reached the much-anticipated milestone of 50 years of marriage on October 26, 2012, as well as, her brother, Frans Melchior Marten Dimpudus, her sister, Elise Clara Supit, and her beloved cousins.

Mrs. Payne worked as secretary for NCR - Surabaya, Indonesia, where she was courted by Edward. Later, they were married and bore their first child, daughter Gracianna Christine Payne.

The Paynes arrived January 1966 to begin their life in Hong Kong, and in the following March, began their lifelong journey and participation as members, in the history and service of Union Church.

Mrs. Payne held various jobs: at Dairy Farm, a boutique store, at Asian Properties, and as secretary of Union Church, HK, where she will be remembered as a faithful follower of Jesus, and where she & her husband are loved and respected as the longest-serving members.

She was also deeply committed to the Women's Bible Study Fellowship International, launched in 1992 in the same church, the springboard of many to come.  She was known for her tenacity & temerity for her numerous projects, amongst which are Union Church HK’s founder, the Rev. Dr. James Legge postage stamp; its 150th Anniversary - the ‘1994' time capsule; the Hong Kong Bible Society, and for helping to establish the Filipino Fellowship at Union Church. She would befriend not only congregational members, but also, the ministers and wives, and their extended family.

Mrs. Payne took pleasure in many activities, including being a girl guide, dancing, singing, fashion walk shows, bible reading, baking, bargain hunting & floral arrangement. When residing in Harrisburg, Mrs. Payne and her late husband regularly attended the Paxton Presbyterian Church.  She also enjoyed crochet at the Friendship Senior Center. Although she accompanied her husband in his world travels and spoke several languages, she was a humble and modest person, known best as a faithful wife, mother, and Oma, who dearly loved her family.

Mrs. Payne is survived by her brother, Mr. Ferdinand Walter Eliezer (his wife, Fietje) Dimpudus of Surabaya, Indonesia; daughter Gracianna Christine Payne of Hong Kong; son George Lennard Payne, daughter-in-law Nancy Payne and granddaughter, Alyssa Charise Payne, all of Harrisburg; the Sumakud family in Indonesia and Singapore; goddaughters Felicia Ondaatje of Indonesia, Helen, Annie and godson, David Cornish of United Kingdom; and many nephews and nieces. She will be dearly missed by her endeared childhood friend for 70 years, Hanna Koch-Mooyaart of Netherlands since the Goebeng (primary) school days together in Indonesia, as well as, her Union Church family in Hong Kong.

Graveside service and interment will be in Paxtang Cemetery, Harrisburg on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:30am, followed by a memorial service at Paxton Presbyterian Church, 3500 Sharon Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111, at 11:30am, with the Rev. John W. Green and her son, the Rev. George L. Payne, officiating.

Kimmel Funeral Home, Harrisburg, is handling arrangements.
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