Nhung Dao Tran
October 23, 1930 – October 16, 2018
Nhung Dao Tran, age 87, of Allen, Texas passed away on Tuesday October 16, 2018. Nhung was born Thursday October 23, 1930, in Vietnam, to Mui Thi Le and Que Van Dao. She is one of five children born to the couple. She would often go by the nickname Noon.
Noon is survived by her husband, Conson Tran; five children Conminh Tran, Tammy Nguyen, Dung Tran, Van Tran, and Hung Tran; and eight grandchildren.
Noon was a very giving person. She was known for giving someone in need anything she could to help them. She was a headstrong woman, but a kind soul at heart. She enjoyed going to the Buddhist Temple. Noon’s mother went to the Temple to live the life of a Nun after she raised her family.
Noon received a degree in cosmetology from Weber State College, School of Cosmetology. She was a devoted housewife, but enjoyed a career working as an ESL teacher for San Antonio, Texas elementary schools.
Noon like to play Texas 42 and was the Champion at a few tournaments. She had a passion for Square Dancing and was a member of a square dancing club. She loved to read and was fluent in both reading and speaking French. She enjoyed traveling and visited Europe, Southeast Asia, Canada and of course the US. Her favorite actor was Christopher Reeve and her favorite movies were Somewhere in Time and This Is Love. ( a Korean romantic movie)
Noon was devoted to her family, she was married for fifty years and the couple had five loving children. She loved being a grandmother and as a matter of fact, her favorite place to be was anywhere her eight grandchildren were.
Noon was preceded in death by; father Que Van Dao and mother Mui Thi Le.
Memorial Service Friday October 26, 2018 2 - 6 p.m. Ted Dickey West Funeral Home 8011 Frankford Road Dallas, Texas 75252
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.teddickeywestfuneral.com for the Tran family.
- Conson Tran, Husband
- Conminh Tran, Son
- Tammy Nguyen, Daughter
- Dung Tran, Son
- Van Tran, Daughter
- Hung Tran, Son
- Que Van Dao, Father
- Mui Thi Le, Mother
- She also leaves behind to cherish her memory 8 beloved grandchildren.
- Memorial Service Friday, October 26, 2018
Nhung Dao Tran
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November 22, 2018
The memorial service was done a week after the private viewing to celebrate her life.There were beautiful flowers everywhere that brightened up the chapel and the reception area while her life pictures were playing continuously on the screen.
Red is her favorite color so we chose the bouquet with a combination of red, pink, blue & yellow to put next to her urn. I wore her red blouse underneath my vest, so did my sister.
Many of her family and friends came by, and one by one took the stand to talk about Noon. At some point the sound of laughter can be heard throughout the chapel as people were reminiscing about her and her life. At the reception, the appetizers were yummy and everyone had a meaningful time visiting after the service.
November 17, 2018
We had a private family viewing where we said goodbye to our mother. She was dressed in her favorite blouse and her plush stuffed dog lay on her side.
November 11, 2018
I am very saddened by the passing of my dear friend, chi Son. We send our deepest condolences to chi Son's family.
Chi Son and her family were our neighbors when we were still living in Vietnam. We were very close, and had many happy memories. Chi Son was instrumental in helping my family immigrate to Canada in 1975. For that, we are eternally grateful, and very thankful that we got to know a wonderful, generous person with a huge heart.
Chi Son will be sorely missed.
Mrs. Dung (Bổng)
November 1, 2018
Aunty Nhung (Dzung) is my favorite aunt. She was always laughing, happy and in good temper. When we were young, my sisters, brothers and I spent many weekends at her home in Tan Son Nhat airbase. The visit that I still remember was around 1956 when she was dancing with me and showed me the Foxtrot, square dance and Le Beau Danube Bleu valse.
The last time I spoke with her was about three weeks before she left us forever. She was very alert and caring, asked about my life, how am I doing, just like my own Mom asking me. She invited me to visit her in Dallas (I live in Germany).
My beloved aunty Nhung, I could not carry out my promise that I would visit you one day soon. In exchange for that how about you visit me at night in my dream alongside with your sister, who is my Mom who passed away many years ago.
Your forever nephew, Le huu Dung.
October 31, 2018
It's hard to believe that my Mom’s really gone... I'm coming to her place daily to clean and pack so we can return it by the end of this month. I still can hear her voice from the other room...”Oh is that you?” I'm still expecting her daily call or text very late at night that usually irritated the heck out of me. I'll be lost since there is no one to cook for, no one to do weekly groceries shopping at Sprouts or Costco for. Now I don't know what to do with my big portion when I cook on the weekend - no one to bring it to. When doctors or pharmacy calls for her, it sounds foreign to say she passed away, I am still not used to it.
I read somewhere that everything in life happens for a reason, but I don't understand or see the reason why she has to go yet. Maybe with time, I might see the reasons...as of right now seems like she's moving in with me because I have boxes and boxes of her stuff in my place...
Thank you everyone for coming and celebrated the life of my Mom with our family and I was happy to see that she had so many good friends who care for her.
October 31, 2018
Noon was special. She had a cheerfulness that attracted many friends. She had an endless generosity toward people. Noon was a very welcoming person who set you at ease.
Remarkably, while in her mid-80s, she was always very active - studying French, swimming, exercising, playing 42 and entertaining family and friends. Noon was very special.
Noon kind of adopted me. I think Noon thought she was my mother.
Hey, it could happen! We understood and respected each other. We were good friends.
I met Noon and Conson at the French group. Noon said, “You’re very smart. I said, “Not really.” Then, Noon got up on the tippie-toes and kissed me on the cheek. Right behind her, Conson also kissed me on the cheek!
I said to myself … very quietly … Who are these people with weird kissing customs from a country half a world away?
Noon passed away a week before her 88th birthday. I still FEEL that Noon is still here.
Her nickname "Noon" derived from the difficulty of pronouncing her Vietnamese name "Nhung". She became "Madame Midi".
After her single car accident at 84 years old, I told Tammy that this is the beginning of the end – based on my own experience with my parents. The saddest part is Noon had five good years remaining.
She loved the French language. Noon insisted we speak in French on the phone. At 85, Noon was attending courses in French. Amazing!
Noon and Conson left Vietnam in 1975 for the US. By this historical accident, all Noon’s children and grandchildren have a safe and secure future and a high standard of living.
At the French group, Noon showed us a photo of her at 24. She was absolutely charming and beautiful. Noon met Conson at the bank where she worked. Conson was smitten. He pursued her endlessly. Finally … finally, she agreed to marry him.
Now, sadly, we say “au revoir” and “adieux” to Noon ... Madame Midi.
I will always remember Nhung: Madame Midi … Mrs. 12 Noon ... Mrs. High Noon. Our Noon.
October 26, 2018
I enjoyed knowing Noon and having her for a friend.She was the. Sweetest most giving person I lnow.
I moved away from Allen 2 and 1/2 yesrs ago and hate I didn't get to see her before I moved.But I have talked to her since I have been over here.I know she was lonely after Conson went to the home .I will always cherish my memories of her.
My sympathy to the family.
October 26, 2018
Noon was a special friend at the gym. We met years ago at Ballys. She always had a big smile and loved classes! Noon was good at the exercise routines!! When Ballys was about to close, she cried one day not knowing what would happen to "the group". "Where will we go, Kris?" Seeing her sadness broke my heart. She always took care of so many. She always cared for me. Many of us joined a new gym. On my 2nd day at the new gym, there was Noon just beaming!! "Oh Kris, we're all here!" She pointed to several friends from Ballys and hugged me! "We're all here, Kris! Kris, we're FAMILY!" Noon shared possessions with many, but most of all she shared her heart! Moving to AZ did not stop me from thinking of her very often. I will always cherish her kindness, her voice, and never forget her beautiful smile! I love you, Noon! My love to your sweet family. Kris Teran
Mary Nell Kuhlo
October 25, 2018
Mrs. Tran was a very loving friend . She embraced life with a positive belief. We will always remember what a fabulous dinner she made for us..............the best ever. We will miss her phone calls and her friendship.