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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

6701 30th Ave SW, Seattle, WA

OBITUARY

Don Van Nguyen

March 22, 1975January 7, 2020
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Don Van Nguyen, age 44, of Seattle, Washington passed away on Tuesday January 7, 2020. Don was born March 22, 1975.

A visitation for Don will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes, 10243 12th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98168. A funeral mass will occur Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawn-seattle.com for the Nguyen family.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 16, 2020

Memories

Don Van Nguyen

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Palee Wolfe

January 14, 2020

If I must give the definition of the word wonderful, I would have to say, it’s Don Nguyen. Because Don was truly amazing, who would not only care about his family, he would also care about everyone he met. He always has his way about him that would help uplift your spirit even though you’re down.

I meet Don in high school. Many years later we share a relationship. In that relationship we had our beautiful daughter, Jada. Of all the memories I have of Don, the fondest one is the day he held Jada for the first time. His smile would light the darkest room, and, in that moment, he was the happiest man on earth. I am grateful to have known him. I am also grateful that Don found Laura and my perception they had a happy life together. I am glad that she was able to be there for him in his time of need.

I know he is with us in spirit and he is certainly in my heart. I will miss Don and I will never forget him. I will see him every time when I look at our daughter. Don will be missed, but he is in a better place, and that we will see each other again someday.

Russ Tietje

January 12, 2020

I worked with Don for many years.When I first met him I thought- man he likes to talk! And- I was right! He does like to talk-to anybody about anything!But that’s Don,he was a friend to all who knew him.
And if he could help you out with something you needed- he was more than happy to do it! One of a kind!

Carol Vaughan

January 9, 2020

Don was like a son to our daughter, Julie Pittman. Julie taught 6th grade and he was her student. When Julie was ill Don and Laura came to E.Wa to visit her. They sat together and reminisced and cried. Julie loved Don dearly. I know she was waiting with open arms to Welcome him home.

Colleen Henken

January 9, 2020

The first time I met Don was here at Laura's work. He came in and gave me a hug and was all smiles, so very endearing and such an outgoing, lovable person! The next times I saw Don, he was struggling with his illness, but still a hug, smiles and such a warm caring spirit. Am so thankful he had Laura to lean on and be there for him while going through such a hard fought battle that unfortunately took a dear soul. Sending Laura and family my sincere condolences and may he now rest in peace. Love & hugs, Colleen

Com Limchantha

January 9, 2020

Don my friend,
Growing up was alot of fun with you and your brothers,i can remember all the football games we played and how you brang the whole neighborhood together,you was like a big brother to me,you will be missed dearly.
Rest in paradise

Hak Ros

January 8, 2020

One of the nice things about growing up in Park Lake Homes was always having one of your friends just a few houses away. Don’s house was about 5 minutes away. I can’t remember if we met in first or second grade but much of my childhood memories consisted of doing something with Don. I’ve got a couple of great memories. I remember when the Legend of Zelda was out and we would all share this game. Don and I just loved that game. We swapped it back and forth until we finished it. He never pronounced it “Zelda “ and every time he wanted the game, it was always “Hey where’s Yelda?” We had another friend named Thien and usually, it was some combination of us three. Thien moved to San Jose after 6th grade. Then it was Don and I usually together. I remember stopping by his house every morning so we can walk to middle school and high school together. He was one of the first ones to drive a car. Not just drive a car but drive a 5 speed. One summer he came over in his older brother’s RX7 and says let’s help out my brother at the paint shop. We ended up helping prep cars for his brother to paint for an entire summer. I’ve got so many great memories. He was just a great and caring person. I am thankful to have known him. Rest easy brother.

Sue Miller

January 8, 2020

Don was a student of mine in both 3rd and 4th grates at Mt.View elementary. I called him My Lovable Imp because that is exactly what he was! He loved school, life, and had a wonderful sense of humor.
I lost track of him after he left 6th grade and didn’t hear from him until I received a face book request from Sidney Rice’s Brothers asking if I’d ever taught at Mt View!! I answered that yes I had and who was he? I got an immediate reply “Its your favorite student Don Nguyen!” That started a wonderful reunion and a lasting friendship!
About 5 years ago he called me and said that he had bad news- he’d been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer! Because he loved life , he fought hard with his loving wife Laura by his side every step of the way!
My husband and I were thrilled to be invited to Laura and Don’s wedding. We love those like they are part of our family!
Don and Laura will always have a special place in my heart with many wonderful memories . And yes I’ll always miss My Lovable Imp.

Kyle Clemens

January 8, 2020

Grew up going to school with Don as one of my close friends until I moved away after freshman year at Evergreen H.S.. We shared a car for driver's ed. 9th grade and he scared the heck out of us lol. I will always remember him as a good friend. You will be missed. My sincere condolences.
Kyle

Michele Miles

January 8, 2020

I remember Don from Mt View Elementary and was thrilled when he married Laura. Sending prayers and thoughts for the family.

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