OBITUARY

Hong Yen QUACH

December 1, 1971March 25, 2020

Hong Yen QUACH was born on December 1, 1971 and passed away on March 25, 2020 and is under the care of Cook-Walden Funeral Home.

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Peter Nyholm

September 11, 2021

I have just learned of your terrible loss from a friend of Hong. I am so sorry. She and I used to chat as I walked my dogs. It was a few years ago but the days pass so quickly. She is so vividly in my thoughts. Fufu who she loved so much is in my arms right now. I know he can feel what I am thinking. Hong’s warmth and love for people was so exceptional. I did not know that she had a restaurant for quite some time as her interest was in others, not promoting her business. But when I asked her what she did she so enthused about her restaurant. She had such a passion for life. My dogs and I are thousands of miles away now. I will always cherish my walks with them in the neighborhood and stopping to talk to Hong. She so loved the dogs and they knew it. She was so exceptional. My love to all your family Peter X

Heidi Cutler

October 19, 2020

So very sorry to learn of the loss of Hong. My heartfelt sympathy to all her family and friends. Before the pandemic, my sister and I were regulars at the restaurant.
I had many conversations with Hong, especially the year after my husband passed away. I ate at the restaurant at least once a week because it was the only way I would feel like eating during those first terrible months of my grief. The kindness that Hong showed me during my first year as a widow, I shall always remember. She was a bit of a spitfire with a large personality packed inside a small beautiful lady. She knew countless patrons by name and their favorite dishes. She was one of a kind.

Eugene Clayborn

July 9, 2020

My family and I miss Ms. Hong Quach. What a truly wonderful and special person. Thanks for the great conversations while I waited for our usual takeout orders. Thanks for remembering our preferences and making all of us feel extra special and welcome. Sincerely, Eugene & Jennifer Clayborn.

Carol Peters

April 26, 2020

Hong was nothing less than a force of nature. Beautiful, lovely, spirited, energetic, kind, caring, intelligent — there aren’t enough positive terms to fully capture the essence of Hong. Her memory was amazing and her interest and concern in her customers was genuine. She was witty and filled with humor. Our world lost some of its light upon her passing. We will miss her. Young and Char, Hong’s deep love for and joy and pride in you was always so evident. We send our very deepest condolences for your loss.
The Peters Family - Carol, Rick and Ryan

Becky and Bruce Butler

April 16, 2020

To Young and Char, we remember so well the first time we visited your restaurant on Far West and had the incredible privilege to meet Hong. She helped us to get our order right and from that time on, she was so gracious to remember it each and every time thereafter. We were saddened to go by tonight and pick up that same order, and to hear of her passing. One of my favorite memories is at the beginning of our relationship, and she asked about our children (then always remembered each of them by name) and telling us about Char. My heart is very sad not to see her again, and my life is better for having had her in it. With love to the entire family.

Joe and Margo Pluta

April 6, 2020

We will always cherish the memory of Hong's friendship, her warm smile, and her kindness toward everyone she knew. We were repeatedly astounded at her memory of what we had ordered on prior visits. She would often ask about our adult children and their families who loved Hong as we did. Hong and Young made Hao-Q what it is, our favorite restaurant in the entire city of Austin and friendly gathering place where we would come even for special occasions. We will miss her deeply and think of her each time we return for their delicious lunches and dinners. What a dear and lovely lady.

Bob Libal

April 6, 2020

Hong and Yung's restaurant at Dobie literally kept me and a lot of my friends going through college and beyond. It felt like walking into your kitchen, where we would gather for lunch and sometimes again for dinner many times a week, and always be greeted like we were coming home.

Hong knew hundreds of people — their names, their orders, and their stories. She had an unbelievable memory — checking in to how this friend was doing or whether that friend was still in LA even 15-20 years later when we would visit Hao-Q.

The way Hong approached running her restaurant is a testament to how a small business run by amazing people can become a place so important to a community for years and years. Thank you Hong.

Our hearts go out to Yung and your family.

Julie Mierl

April 4, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Hong’s passing - we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!
The Mierl Family
- Shaun, Julie, Trevor & Trent

Parker Danks

April 4, 2020

As a former Hao-Q employee, I would like to say that it was an honor to have worked alongside Hong over the years. Some of my best memories were in my early twenties, starting college, and working at Hao-Q Asian Kitchen with the Quach Family. The food there is absolutely incredible, but the restaurant also feels like another home. Any time someone sets foot into the restaurant, it’s as if they’d become family.

Each time I drive by the restaurant, I have memories of working the lunch and dinner shifts with Hong. She valued her customers and possessed a hard work ethic which was a great lesson to us all. I’m heartbroken that I won’t be able to walk in and laugh with Hong about the good times, or discuss each other’s life updates. I will forever remain grateful to this family for taking me in as an employee. My prayers are with Char, Young, and their entire family during this time of grief.

We will miss you Hong

Henry Shoenfelt

April 3, 2020

We are saddened to hear of what happened to Hong. I was hopeful she could recover.
Hong will be greatly missed. She was always attentive and humorous. I considered her a friend. Her recollection of our favorite dishes was uncanny.
Never have Vicki and I ever felt as welcome in a family owned restaurant; as Hong and her family made us feel.
May her family find peace.
Hong was taken too soon, she will be forever missed.