November 22, 1942 – November 25, 2019
"Mrs. Laeard Cline passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 25th in palliative care at BAMC in San Antonio, Tx. She was 77 years old.
Laeard Khumphao was born Nov.22nd, 1942, the oldest child of Aun and Chalam Khumphao. She was united in marriage to Ursel Cline July 29th, 1971. He preceded her in death, Nov. 26th of 2013. They were married for 42 blissful years.
Mrs. Cline was born, raised, and educated in Bangkok, Thailand where she met Ursel Cline, a soldier serving in the U.S. Military, while she was working as a waitress.
Mrs. Cline was a devout Buddhist and active member of the Buddhist Temple, where she was a pillar of the Thai community. She loved gardening, and socializing and was an amazing cook who enjoyed spicy foods and preparing meals for her family and endless friends.
Mrs. Cline was a wonderfully devoted mother and grandmother with a fiery attitude and sense of humor. She was strong, determined, compassionate and fiercely independent. Laeard Cline "Yai", is survived by her son Nipon Sudsanguan, and three daughters Navarat "Mam" Hongtong, Patricia Deptawa, and Deborah Bjorgo. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren Mos Sudsanguan, Mac Sudsanguan, Mic Sudsanguan, Mart Sudsanguan, Lela Hongtong, Mye Mye Hongtong, Jarred Deptawa, Matthew Deptawa, Isabel Saldana, and William Bjorgo, plus many nieces and nephews. All of whom she loved and touched deeply. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts."
"Funeral Service will be held on December 9th, at 10:45 AM at Ft. Sam National Cemetery. Gravesite #5. Followed by lunch at Acenar restaurant on the Riverwalk downtown at noon."
- Laeard Cline "Yai", is survived by her son Nipon Sudsanguan, and three daughters Navarat "Mam" Hongtong, Patricia Deptawa, and Deborah Bjorgo. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren Mos Sudsanguan, Mac Sudsanguan, Mic Sudsanguan, Mart Sudsanguan, Lela Hongtong, Mye Mye Hongtong, Jarred Deptawa, Matthew Deptawa, Isabel Saldana, and William Bjorgo, plus many nieces and nephews. All of whom she loved and touched deeply. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts."
Graveside Service and Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
December 4, 2019
I really miss you.
December 4, 2019
A testament to the type of person my mom was, six years ago when my dad passed away suddenly and unexpectedly two days before Thanksgiving, we weren’t prepared for the next few very busy days ahead of us. We were all still dealing with emotions and my mom’s heart was heavy with sadness. Still, she woke up at 4:00 in the morning, to not only make a Thanksgiving turkey for our family, but a second turkey for a friend of hers who didn’t have one. I went with her to take it to her friend’s house that Thanksgiving morning, and I was so impressed and in awe of her strength. She had decided before my dad‘s passing to make a turkey for her friend and my dad‘s death didn’t stop her from being the devoted, wonderful friend she was. What an amazing person.
December 4, 2019
My mom was one of a kind. She had her own way of doing things and I learned how to be a great mom from her. I have so many stories, it’s hard to choose one or even some to tell. This one might sound crazy or harsh but believe it or not it’s one of my favorite stories; I chuckle when I think back on it. Patty and I were in a screaming match about something, like many teenage siblings, and my mom hands us two kitchen knives and says “you want to fight? Here.. fight.” We looked at her like she was crazy, then at each other and started laughing. My mom knew exactly how to fix it and what to do to get us to stop. She knew us so well and that we’d never physically hurt each other and that her suggestion would make us realize how silly our arguing was. She was so smart in that way, she taught us unconventionally. We were so lucky to have amazing parents. Cherish the memories, that’s what the epitaph reads, and I always will. I love you mom. ❤️ More stories to come....
December 3, 2019
She was a remarkable, kind, and loving person, who was a great role model for many people. I met her as a young teenager. Her youngest 2 daughters Deborah and Patricia ; are my best friends from high school. She was always welcoming and very kind when I would visit my friends. She would make spring rolls especially for me when she knew I would be visiting because she knew I loved them. She would say, “ Shannon, come eat, eat more, eat more.” I loved her dearly. I’m sorry to say I wasn’t close to her in my adult years however, I did visit with her a few years ago when I visited her house. I felt that same warm welcome as I did as a child. I know she is now reunited with her husband, Mr. Cline in Heaven. She truly left an angelic impression on many people. She will be forever missed and in my heart. Rest In Peace, my fare lady, Rest In Peace.
December 3, 2019
About two weeks before her homegoing she made me a bowl of Thai soup! It was so delicious! I am so picky about food but never her's. She (and her husband) were always so kind to my sister & I. They ALWAYS welcomed us into their home.
I can tell she was loved at the Temple!
Rest in Heaven Angel!