OBITUARY

Tu Thanh PHAM

June 20, 1947January 4, 2019
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Tu Thanh Pham (1947-2019)

Tu Thanh Pham, age 71, of Everman, Texas, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Tu was born in Bui Chu, Vietnam to Ky Van Pham and Ruc Thi Tran. He grew up on a rice farm, before moving to Saigon, Vietnam, where he met his wife, Cuc. Tu and Cuc were happily married for 46 years. Tu trained with the United States Air Force and became a reconnaissance pilot for the South Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War. After the fall of Saigon and with the help of the Catholic Church Charities, they ended up settling in Fort Worth, Texas to start their American dream. Tu worked as a carpenter and then as a machinist for 23 years before retiring in 2003. Tu was truly a one of a kind individual. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, fixing things, and was a dedicated family man and caregiver to the young and old. He was a devout Catholic and shared his time and talent wherever he could at Our Lady of Fatima Church, and for 31 years, he played an important role with the processional float at Marian Days in Carthage, Missouri.

He will be deeply missed.

Tu is survived by his wife, Cuc Pham; daughter Quynh Pham; daughter and son-in-law Chau and Robert Axelrod; daughter and son-in-law Vy and J.D. Andrew; daughter and son-in-law Anh and Tyler McBee; and grandchildren Naomi and Noah Axelrod, Jordan, Luke and Kyle Andrew, Alison and Leo McBee; father-in-law Pho Dinh; and siblings, Hinh Pham, Oanh Pham, Van Pham, and Minh Pham. . SERVICE: Visitation Wednesday, Jan. 9 and Thursday, Jan. 10; Prayer Vigil Wednesday 7:30pm at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel; Memorial Mass (Phat Tang) Wednesday 6:30pm and Mass of Christian Burial Friday 9:00am at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Prayer Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 11, 2019

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