OBITUARY

Vanna Keo

April 10, 1930November 28, 2017
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Arrangements under the direction of Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home Silver Spring, Maryland

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 16, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, December 16, 2017

Memories

Vanna Keo

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February 16, 2018

Hi Mom,
I miss you everyday but today I miss you so, so much! Is it because it is Chinese New Year? I don't know but I wish dearly that you were here with us all! Please forgive me for not being there for you, for not being the daughter that you wanted me to be
, Con Xi Fa Chai, Happy New Year, Mom and I love you always!!!
Nara

January 13, 2018

Keo Vanna's Legacy

Children
San Sok (Vouch Kheng), Nara Sok Lek (Sambonn), Chamroeun Sok (Bony), Sovannary Sok, Lee Sok

Grandchildren
Kenneth Sok (Jennifer Liu-Sok) Christopher Sok, Bonnary Lek, Benjamin Lek, Khemarith Michael Sok, Monica Sok-Woodard (RaShaad Woodard), Aiden Sok, Tepkosal Sok, Jessica Rittenour (Dee Rittenour, II), Julie Sok, Alexander Sok

Great-Grandchildren
Ethan Sok, Ezra Sok, Jacob Ryan Sok, Kayla Grace Rittenour, Shelby Patricia Rittenour

January 13, 2018

Mom,
Thank you so much for continuing to take care and look out for us no matter where you are. Your love is unconditional no matter how good or bad I am. Please forgive me for not being patient and understand you.
Love you always,
Nara

January 13, 2018

Mom,
Bong Bonn and I will be back to the US soon. We will,visit you as often as we can. We will bring you flowers as we know you love them. We love and miss you!
Kisses and hugs,
Nara and Bonn

January 13, 2018

Mom,
I miss you so much; over and over I wish you are still with us; I want to kiss, hug, and hold you again and again!!!
I love you, I love you, I love you!!! Please forgive me, mother for not being a good daughter.
Nara

January 13, 2018

Mom,
Your funeral and burial service was beautiful! Friends, relatives, and us were very surprised and touched by your lovely voice. I love those songs. So delighted that Bong San and his family included your signing in the slideshow. Kenneth played the piano and Christopher sang the songs that you loved so well together. Sor Kheng, Bong San, and Chris did a terrific job. Bonnary, Ben, and Julie shared only a tiny part of their memories of you due to time limited. I am sure you had a good laugh and cry with them too. Roeun, Lee, Kenneth, Chris, Mike, Ben, Kosal, and Alex did a great job carrying your casket.

We are so proud of you, Mom for planning your funeral and burial service in advance. You made it very easy for us to carry out your wish.

I want to thank my husband, brothers, sister, sisters-in-law, children, nieces and nephews for their help and support for each other as well as their understanding and being very kind to me.

Love always,
Nara

Karen.sok56@gmail.com

January 12, 2018

Mother, thais is A Kheng your daughter in law.
I wants to tell you again that we will add one more people in our family. That pretty young girl, her name is Brittany, you spoke with her twice and she will be my future daughter in law and also your grandson christopher wife, they will get marry on July 14th,2018. You are the best. Why? The two granddaughters had changed to talk with you, Chinese and Vietnam. We loved you so much mother.

Nara

January 11, 2018

Our mother, Mrs. Keo Vanna, also known as Mrs. Tei Ly Hour, was born on April 10, 1930 in Pursat Province, Cambodia. Mom was Chinese and her parents were Mr. Kork Leng and Mrs. Tan Pearl. She had seven siblings. In 1950, when she was 20 years old, she married our beloved father, Mr. Sok Ken.

Both of our parents were Chinese teachers. They taught Mandarin Chinese. Their happy marriage was cut short due to the death of our father in 1960. He left behind his beautiful 30-year old wife and five young children. My brother, San was 9; I was 7; my brother, Cham was 5; my sister, Nary was 3; and my youngest brother, Lee was just 1 year old. Mom sacrificed so much, working day and night, and never complained. She provided food and clothing for the whole family, and sent us all to school. She made sure that we all had an education. Mom always taught us to be honest, polite, and care for each other. After our father past, mom did not remarry. She worried that if she married again, her new husband may not love and care about us like our father did. Unbeknownst to her, none of her pursuers would have had a chance to marry our mom. My siblings and I chased them all away.

By the time the Pol Pot regime collapsed, I had been in the United States for almost 4 years already, while my mom and my four siblings were in Cambodia. Our oldest brother, San led the family from Cambodia to the Kai A Dang Refugee Center located on the border of Thailand. My husband, Sambonn Lek and I sponsored my mother and all of my siblings, and everyone was together again in 1980.

Since then, my mother and the family have lived happily adding more family members while prospering along the way. Our mother was a very kind and caring lady. She was always concerned about our well-being; up to the day she passed. Since 1976, she had become a mother-in-law, a grandmother, and a great grandmother.

With San's suggestion, guidance, and acceptance of God, our mother converted to Christianity in 1988. Mom always listened, obeyed, and was a very good daughter to God.

God's call came on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, for our mother to join God. She dies peacefully at her residence and leaves behind her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends, and relatives with many wonderful memories for us to cherish.

Mom, we miss you dearly and love you wholeheartedly. Please rest in peace.

January 10, 2018

Mother,this is A Kheng your daughter in law.
First, I like to thank to our Lord, He made us and I am so thankful to be your daughter in law. For 37 years, we had a lots of memories , we took you with us to a lots of places for vacations. You was so enjoyed.
My older son Kenneth vanarith sok, his wife jennifer, my grandson Ethan loved you, you had spending a quality times with them, especially they can talked Chinese with you. The other grandson Ezra just 15 months. I showed his pictures to you while I went to visit you and I promise that I will show your pictures and tell him that you loved him so much too. I am knowing that you are in a better place and one day we will see each other. Love you always. Kheng.

Nara

January 9, 2018

To Lok Yeay, the most beautiful, caring person that we all were graced to know and cherish.
You may be gone now but your memory, love, and spirit still live on through us forever and forever.
Rest In Peace, Lok Yeay.
We love you.
Kenneth and family

FROM THE FAMILY

Our beloved mother whom we adore and love always!

FROM THE FAMILY

She was so full of fun.

FROM THE FAMILY

Mom and my baby sis, Nary at Sethy and Sophort's home.

FROM THE FAMILY

Mom, Ben and I at Rockville, MD

FROM THE FAMILY

Grandma and grandchildren

FROM THE FAMILY

Son-in-law, Sambonn

FROM THE FAMILY

Mom with first grandchild Bonnary.

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Mom and I visited San Antonio, Texas with her first born, our brother San and his wife Kheng.

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San Antonio

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San Antonio

Biography

Our mother, Mrs. Keo Vanna, also known as Mrs. Tei Ly Hour, was born on April 10, 1930 in Pursat Province, Cambodia. Mom was Chinese and her parents were Mr. Kork Leng and Mrs. Tan Pearl. She had seven siblings. In 1950, when she was 20 years old, she married our beloved father, Mr. Sok Ken.

Both of our parents were Chinese teachers. They taught Mandarin Chinese. Their happy marriage was cut short due to the death of our father in 1960. He left behind his beautiful 30-year old wife and five young children. My brother, San was 9; I was 7; my brother, Cham was 5; my sister, Nary was 3; and my youngest brother, Lee was just 1 year old. Mom sacrificed so much, working day and night, and never complained. She provided food and clothing for the whole family, and sent us all to school. She made sure that we all had an education. Mom always taught us to be honest, polite, and care for each other. After our father past, mom did not remarry. She worried that if she married again, her new husband may not love and care about us like our father did. Unbeknownst to her, none of her pursuers would have had a chance to marry our mom. My siblings and I chased them all away.

By the time the Pol Pot regime collapsed, I had been in the United States for almost 4 years already, while my mom and my four siblings were in Cambodia. Our oldest brother, San led the family from Cambodia to the Kai A Dang Refugee Center located on the border of Thailand. My husband, Sambonn Lek and I sponsored my mother and all of my siblings, and everyone was together again in 1980.

Since then, my mother and the family have lived happily adding more family members while prospering along the way. Our mother was a very kind and caring lady. She was always concerned about our well-being; up to the day she passed. Since 1976, she had become a mother-in-law, a grandmother, and a great grandmother.

With San's suggestion, guidance, and acceptance of God, our mother converted to Christianity in 1988. Mom always listened, obeyed, and was a very good daughter to God.

God's call came on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, for our mother to join God. She dies peacefully at her residence and leaves behind her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends, and relatives with many wonderful memories for us to cherish.

Mom, we miss and love you wholeheartedly. Please rest in peace.