OBITUARY

Hau Thi Tham

April 19, 1932March 7, 2019

Hau Thi Tham was born on April 19, 1932 and passed away on March 7, 2019.

Services

21 March

Prayer Service

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Lima Family Milpitas-Fremont Mortuary

48800 Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539

21 March

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lima Family Milpitas-Fremont Mortuary

48800 Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539

22 March

Celebration of Life

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Lima Family Milpitas Fremont Mortuary


22 March

Prayer Service

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lima Family Milpitas Fremont Mortuary


22 March

Committal Service

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Los Gatos Memorial Park

2255 Los Gatos Almaden Rd
San Jose, CA 95124

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Biography

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR MOTHER, MRS. THAM THI HAU



Mrs. Tham was the youngest of seven siblings, born on April 19, 1932 in Hanoi. Her father was a public servant for the French colonial government and her mother had a business selling herbal medicine in Pho Hang Can in Hanoi. She was married at 17 years old and bore 5 children in the next 13 years.

She moved to Saigon in 1954 with her family. A few years later, Mrs. Tham became a co-owner of a beauty salon whose reputation grew over the years. As a devoted mother, she looked after the welfare of her children and ensured their success in school. As a devoted wife and excellent cook, she oversaw the home cooked meals for her family as well as when her husband decided to entertain his business associates at home. She emigrated to Berkeley, California in 1971, with one of her daughters, joining her eldest son and another daughter. Eventually, the rest of the family and her husband joined her before the fall of South Vietnam to Communism.

The family operated a restaurant located in a hotel in San Francisco, serving Asian and French dishes. Once again, she proved her talent in the kitchen, preparing the French meals. After a few years, the restaurant was sold and she opened a grocery store for several years. After the store was sold, she took early retirement.

Her marriage to her husband was an idyllic love affair, spanning over 67 years, until the passing of her husband in 2016. After her retirement, Mrs. Tham and her husband travelled the world and visited China, Western and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Russia.

Mrs. Tham was a gentle woman with a radiant and endearing smile. She never lost her temper and was able to gloss over others’ mistakes or her own errors with her trademark laugh. In her later years, Mrs. Tham spent most of her time taking care of her grandchildren. With her devotion and caring for her grandchildren, she was affectionately called by them as “Bà Đi”.

Mrs. Tham passed away peacefully at home on March 7, 2019, surrounded by her family and loved ones, and is survived by her five children, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.