Kao Chong Xiong

August 10, 1953May 17, 2019

Kao C. Xiong, 65, of Merced, CA passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019. Kao was born in Laos and had married Ya Pao Mua in 1966. Due to the war and as refugees, they were able to come to the United States in early 1980. Her first home in America was Denver, Colorado and then soon followed her family out west to California, settling in Merced. Kao gave birth to 13 children, 8 daughters and 5 sons. She had worked tirelessly by balancing family life, work, and school. She completed the childcare provider program and received her certification in the 1990s. She loved gardening, raising her chickens, and was a devoted grandmother to her thirty-two grandchildren. Services will be held at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home on June 8-10th.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, June 10, 2019


Kao Chong Xiong

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Melanie Moua

May 29, 2019

Hi Mom,
I want to let you know that you have been such an inspiration to my life and have made me a much stronger person because of how strong you are and how smart you are. I'm so sorry I did not get to spend as much time as I wanted or you wanted me to spend with you or even spend my days taking care of you for all the years you took care of us kids, I will regret it for the rest of my life. I want you to know and never forget what a wonderful wife, friend and mom you have been to this world and what difference you have made to the family and friends you've touched . I love you mom, I'm sad and so heart broken because you are too young to leave us all behind. I miss you so much and will always miss you, your loving smile, spirit and kind and loving heart. Please watch over us and mus zoo koj.