OBITUARY

Mrs. Hue Thi Dang

February 15, 1937June 1, 2021
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DANG THI HUE, 88 – a Quang Nam native, encircled by children and grandchildren, had left us June 1, 2021, at home.

She was born and raised in a remote village of Đai Nghĩa, Đại Lộc Quảng Nam Vietnam. At 23, Miss. Dang, from a well-to-do family, left behind her youth, married and departed from her cherished village.

As a wife, daughter-in-law and mother; a journey began. A journey of duties, responsibilities and sacrifices she wasn’t adequately primed for. Although, the roads were long, rugged, and winding, she withstood in silence and tears as she reached her milestones, one after another.

The toughest time began after 1975. Together, her father-in-law, husband and seven children left in such a hurry for a safer location and never returned. Having lost everything and considered as second–class citizens in their own country, life was so challenging. A family of ten huddled in a hut less than 100 square feet. Luckily, the sewing machine she brought along was the only source of income for survival. In an open market along the street, she set up a little stand to alter old clothes for a living. It wasn’t much; some days she would come home with empty hands and the family went to bed on empty stomachs. In the dark of the night, she bit her teeth and cried. No future was foreseen.

Her father very often came to visit her and her family. He encouraged them, providing mental and financial support. Without his assistance, life would be impossible to sustain.

After several attempts and jail time, her first son left the country in 1984. Her husband was jailed from 1985 to 1988, and two of five her daughters left for Hong Kong in 1989. The family was broken in pieces.

Life breathed easier after her first son came to America in 1987. After several years of paperwork and waiting, she and her husband arrived in the USA in 1994. Her youngest daughter followed in 2004. She was so excited that she couldn’t sleep the night before coming to San Francisco Airport for her daughter. Then, a son and his family joined her in 2005, and another daughter and her family arrived in 2007. She was so blissful.

Signs of Alzheimer’s disease slowly showed in 2017. At the end, children and grandchildren clung to her bedsides, gripping her hands, in sorrow and tears as they watched her slowly draw her last breath at home.

“Con cài bông hoa trắng Dành cho mẹ đóa hồng Mẹ nhớ gài lên ngực Ngoại chờ bên kia sông…” Đỗ Hồng Ngọc

Our beloved mother was such a wonderful one. She would trade anything she has for her children’s happiness. She involved in her grandchildren’s lives since they were babies and patiently waited for their successful stories.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Witness Cremation

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Memories

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FROM THE FAMILY

1957 - With her husband and father-in-law.

Left behind her youth from a well-to-do family, her journey as a wife, daughter-in-law, and mother began – a journey of duties, responsibilities, and sacrifices. The roads were long and rugged, she withstood and in silence, reached her milestones, one after another – raising generations which she never claimed.

FROM THE FAMILY

1958 – First Milestone

She had her first child, blessing him with vivid memories of beautiful features from her village. Her first child was also her parent’s first grandson. They were so pleasant.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

1972 – Younger Brother’s Wedding.

Far left is the bride and groom, her parents, her husband behind her, her older sister, and then cousin. At the moment, her older sister and younger brother are still fighting for their lives. Her husband had departed ahead in 2017.

FROM THE FAMILY

Grandfather - Jack of all trades

His hands were magic wands - a piece of scrap would turned something useful.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Her Youngests.

They were happy no matter what – innocent childhood.

FROM THE FAMILY


Growth.

They grew fast

FROM THE FAMILY

1988 – Second milestone

Her first son had left in 1984. Her husband was in re-education camp from 1985 -1988. Surrounded by five daughters and two sons. Despite of the loss they suffered, all remained optimistic. Hardships gave them strength to grow.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

1957 - With her husband and father-in-law.

Left behind her youth from a well-to-do family, her journey as a wife, daughter-in-law, and mother began – a journey of duties, responsibilities, and sacrifices. The roads were long and rugged, she withstood and in silence, reached her milestones, one after another – raising generations which she never claimed.

FROM THE FAMILY

1958 – First Milestone

She had her first child, blessing him with vivid memories of beautiful features from her village. Her first child was also her parent’s first grandson. They were so pleasant.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

1972 – Younger Brother’s Wedding.

Far left is the bride and groom, her parents, her husband behind her, her older sister, and then cousin. At the moment, her older sister and younger brother are still fighting for their lives. Her husband had departed ahead in 2017.

FROM THE FAMILY

Grandfather - Jack of all trades

His hands were magic wands - a piece of scrap would turned something useful.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Her Youngests.

They were happy no matter what – innocent childhood.

FROM THE FAMILY


Growth.

They grew fast

FROM THE FAMILY

1988 – Second milestone

Her first son had left in 1984. Her husband was in re-education camp from 1985 -1988. Surrounded by five daughters and two sons. Despite of the loss they suffered, all remained optimistic. Hardships gave them strength to grow.

FROM THE FAMILY