OBITUARY

Nguon Huu Nguyen

April 16, 1938April 6, 2019
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Nguon, H. Nguyen was born April 16, 1938 in Saigon, Vietnam. He was the sixth of six children born to Chau Thi Phuoc and Nguyen Huu Giau. He attended the Lycee Yersin Schools in Da Lat, Vietnam and graduated in 1960. Following graduation, he enrolled in the University of Saigon and in 1964 received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Banking and Finance. In 1965, Nguon was named chairman of the Department of Medicine for Trang Hai Laboratory and remained there until 1971. In 1972, as an investment banker, he became the CEO of Tin Nghia Ngan Hang in Long An, Vietnam. In 1975 before the fall of Saigon and on the advice of his late sister, Nguyen Thi Hai, who at that time was the Congresswoman Vice President Chamber of Deputies in Vietnam, Nguon and his family fled the country. On April 19, 1975, Nguon and his family arrived in Guam USA. By June of that same year, they were in the United States at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California. Through the sponsorship of Colonel Nguyen Van Chieu in 1976, he moved his family to Agoura, California. In the spring of 1977, the sponsorship ended and his family became independent. Guided by entrepreneurial advice from late his sister, Nguyen Thi Hai, Nguon stepped out on his own and in 1979 he purchased a car wash in El Monte, California. As a first time business owner in the United States, Nguon faced numerous unforeseen obstacles and challenges; however, through the grace, love and compassion shown the family by Monsignor O’Flaherty and the St. Monica Catholic Church parishioners in Santa Monica, CA. Nguon was able to overcome these obstacles and challenges and as a result, he emerged a more wise and insightful entrepreneur. By the early 1980’s, he was again in banking at Security Pacific Bank in Westwood, California. Additionally, he became the owner of Nail Spa in El Toro, California. He was a master at repairing boating and marina equipment and opened a marina repair service in Garden Grove, California. In 1995 Nguon retired and returned to the place of his birth, Saigon, Vietnam. Nguon will be remembered for his unceasing generosity to those in need, his passionate advocacy for the sanctity and preservation of nature and wildlife, and his unwavering love and care for family. Nguon took great care in assuring that all needs of each of his families and extended family members as well were met. He funded and sponsored several pharmacies as starter businesses’ in the Saigon, Ba Ria and Thanh Thai, Vietnam for extended family members. Nguon joined his sister, Nguyen Thi Hai, in initiating and funding humanitarian mission efforts to assist disenfranchised Vietnam veterans; funding the development of facilities that addressed the needs of children born with birth defects; and funding the design and construction of affordable communal housing for the elderly. Nguon was genuinely concerned about the welfare of the marginal and he was gracious in providing assistance for them. He gave with love from his heart. He was kind and gentle. He leaves to cherish his memories: three children (mother, Bach-Kim Thi Lam); son, Nguyen Huu Loc- grandson, Nguyen Huu Ninh; daughter, Nguyen Huu Kim Oanh( Tiffany), (Thai Nguyen Hoang Long Giao (Mike, husband)- grandsons, The Vinh Phan & The Quang Phan; son, Nguyen Nam An, (Tien Le Ngo, wife)-grandson- Brandon Nguyen, granddaughters- Vaughn Nguyen, Riley Nguyen; one daughter (mother, Do Thi Xuan Mai); daughter, Nguyen Huu Mai Uyen, (Michael Nguyen, husband)-grandsons, Louis Nguyen & Henri Nguyen; wife, Tran Thi Mong Dao.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, April 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Nguon Huu Nguyen

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Dr. Jann Johnson

April 11, 2019

Dearest Tiffany and Family - my deepest and sincerest condolences at the transition of your phenomenal Patriarch. What a tremendous life he led, touching so many lives and impacting the world in the US and abroad! Not only was your Father accomplished and acclaimed educationally but also professionally and in the Church. It is no wonder that you, Mike and your Sons and other Family members are so accomplished as well. You were so close to your Father, Tiffany. How much you feel his loss here on earth cannot be expressed. Please know that God has welcomed your Father in Heaven and that his precious life goes on. May God continue to bless you and your Family and to wrap His loving and protective arms around each of you as you give yourselves time to heal through the transition of your beloved and great Nguon Huu Nguyen. With all my love, prayers, admiration and heart - Your Friend Always, Jann

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