ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved mother, Marianne (Oanh) Vu who was born on August 20, 1951 and passed away on January 30, 2019 at the age of 67.  We will remember her forever.

Please join us in celebrating her life.  You are welcome to add photos, personal stories, and other memories.  

Eternal rest grant unto my mother, Maria Vu Kim Oanh, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.


Legacy of Love

A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.





The Angels gathered near your bed so very close to you.
For they knew the pain and suffering that you were going through.
I thought about so many things, as I held tightly to your hand.
Oh, how I wished that you were strong and happy once again.
But your eyes were looking homeward to that place beyond the sky.
Where Jesus held His outstretched arms, it was time to say goodbye.
I struggled with my selfish thoughts, for I wanted you to stay.
So we could walk and talk again, like we did – just yesterday.
But Jesus knew the answer, and I knew He loved you so.
So I gave to you life’s greatest gift, the gift of letting go.


Posted by Hach Vu on April 13, 2021
My Dearest Sister Oanh,

Love and miss you so much!!!!
Posted by Steve Vu on January 30, 2021
Mom,

Today's your 2nd anniversary that you left us here on earth. We miss you and Dad very much! I cherish all the times with you and all of us as a family. So many memories and so much love.

Love always,
Con Anh, Con Thao, Chau Guinevere, Chau Sophia
Posted by Steve Vu on January 1, 2021
Happy New Year Mom!

We missed you around Christmas time and receiving your Christmas card. We cherish all the Christmas cards you have sent us. They have meant a lot to us. The world feels so different without you and Dad. We continue to keep memories of you and Dad alive.

Love always,

Con Anh, Con Thao, Chau Guinevere, Chau Sophia
Posted by Steve Vu on August 20, 2020
Mom,

We miss you so dearly on your birthday! This would have been your 70th birthday. You would have enjoyed the flowers, balloons, and all of our smiles. Memories of you still resonate with us throughout hearts. The world is so lonely and quiet with you and Dad!

Love always,
Con Anh, Con Thao, Chau Guinevere and Chau Sophia
Posted by Steve Vu on May 10, 2020
Mom,

We want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day. We miss you and love you always.  We miss spending another Mother's day with you. The days and months have gone by so fast, but you will always be in our hearts and minds. Love is forever. You and Dad will always be forever with us.

Love Con Anh, Con Thao, Chau Guinevere, and Chau Sophia
Posted by Steve Vu on January 30, 2020
Mom,

We miss you and love you so much today and everyday. We remember your smile and love. We wish you were still with us.

Love you always,
Con Anh, Con Thao, Chau Guinevere, Chau Sophia
Posted by Lisa Vu on December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas, Mom. I miss you.
https://youtu.be/niMyIHMmhFw
Posted by Steve Vu on December 24, 2019
Mom,

We all miss you this Christmas! This will be the first Christmas without you. Guinevere and Sophia wished that you were here to share in the spirit of Christmas. I remember last Christmas where it was difficult to say "goodbye". We miss and love you so much!!

Love you and Dad forever,
Con Anh, Con Thao, Chau Guinevere and Chau Sophia
Posted by Mary Vu (O.F.S.) on August 20, 2019
Happy Birthday Chi MaiOahn,
We miss you and pray for you everyday.
This year you are celebrating your Birthday in Heaven with Anh Mai, Ba, Ma and the rest of your family that is in Heaven with you.
We carry you in our hearts and love you forever.
Love Hien, James & Mary Vu (O.F.S.)
Posted by Steve Vu on August 20, 2019
Mom,

Today is your birthday and we all miss you dearly. We wish you were here to be celebrating your wonderful day with all of your family loved ones. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you and miss you. You are forever missed!

Love,
Con Anh and Thao, Chau Guinevere and Sophia
Posted by Mary Vu (O.F.S.) on August 1, 2019
Chi Oahn, We miss you and wish you were healthy and still here with us.You were the most wonderful Sister to us, Your helpfulness, generosity, kindness, thoughtful ways, welcoming us during every family gathering we ever had, celebrating our Engagement, Wedding, sharing pictures, the birth of James, & James's graduations, sharing your wisdom with us. Allowing us to get close with you and your family. You were a huge part of every part of our lives. We miss your love, your giggle and your smile. You always made us feel that we were welcome and we belonged. One day we will all be together again in Heaven and we can hug you, laugh with you and thank you for everything you did for us. We know you are in Heaven praying for us and we pray daily for you too. Life is not the same without you. We carry you in our hearts forever. Love you always Love Hien, James & Mary Vu (O.F.S.) Order Franciscan Secular.
Posted by Steve Vu on May 13, 2019
Mom,
We want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day!
This is our first Mother's Day without you. It's been raining and cold and that's how I feel without you around. We miss your voice, laughter, smile, cautious advices...but most of all we miss you!
What would I say to you if I get to see you for another Mother's Day? I would say "thank you" for everything. Thank you for taking the time out to teach me from right and wrong. Thanking for being patient with me. Thanking for always being caring and forgiving.
Life without you is not the same. I always think back to those early times when our family was all together.  I miss those times. It felt like eternity that Dad has been gone. We use to share those memories of Dad when you were with us.  The world is so unkind. We miss you very much. We would have loved to share many more Mother's Day with you. We will continue to keep your memories in our hearts and minds.
Love you always,
Con Anh, Con Thao, Chau Guinevere & Sophia
Posted by Steve Vu on April 1, 2019
Mom,
I can't believe you are gone. I miss you every single day. I await for your emails, texts, cards, etc. I am saddened that I can't talk to you anymore.
Love,
con anh
Posted by Hach Vu on March 15, 2019
Not a day I don't think about you. I ignored the fact that you are not with us anymore...But I know that you are in a better place and have reunited with our parents and anh Mai, anh Hung, anh Hoang. 
I miss you !!!!
Em Hach
Posted by Lisa Vu on February 9, 2019
Thank you for your unconditional love and leaving us with many warm memories. We will cherish you always. We love you and miss you so much. 
❤️s Forever
Love,
Thu, Sparky, Stephen
Triton, Zephyr, & Holly
Posted by Steve Vu on February 6, 2019
Mom,
We can't believe you are not with us anymore. We miss you very much! We love you forever!
Love always,
Con Anh, Con Thao, Chau Guinevere, Chau Sophia

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Hach Vu on April 13, 2021
My Dearest Sister Oanh,

Love and miss you so much!!!!
Posted by Steve Vu on January 30, 2021
Mom,

Today's your 2nd anniversary that you left us here on earth. We miss you and Dad very much! I cherish all the times with you and all of us as a family. So many memories and so much love.

Love always,
Con Anh, Con Thao, Chau Guinevere, Chau Sophia
Posted by Steve Vu on January 1, 2021
Happy New Year Mom!

We missed you around Christmas time and receiving your Christmas card. We cherish all the Christmas cards you have sent us. They have meant a lot to us. The world feels so different without you and Dad. We continue to keep memories of you and Dad alive.

Love always,

Con Anh, Con Thao, Chau Guinevere, Chau Sophia
her Life

Preface

Although this section is for Life Chapters, I am dedicating this area to document my Mom’s valiant battle through this disease.  The sacrifice she made to continue living for her children and grandchildren is one of the highlights of her life.  The pain and suffering she endured shall not be forgotten and she will be remembered as a courageous and loving woman.

Mom -
You were BRAVER than you believed,
STRONGER than you seemed,
SMARTER than you thought,
And LOVED more than you knew.
                          ~ ❤️ your family


March 28, 2017 (Thu’s email to siblings)

Mom had a consult and biopsy with an oral surgeon today.  She's been biting her tongue for the past year.  Her tongue is swollen and deformed.  Lab results of the biopsy could take up to 72 hours,  but based on the oral surgeon's experience, he's confident that the growth is not benign.  She is scheduled to see an ENT specialist on April 14.  

Mom is home resting.  Since the biopsy is on her tongue, she won't be able to talk much today.

March 30, 2017 (Thu’s email)

It's not confirmed until the biopsy result comes back - expected within the next couple of days.  Sparky took Mom to her appt and the oral surgeon was very frank about it.  He says that he has seen enough of these cases to make a predetermination that it's cancer.  He's not suppose to say it until the lab comes back, but her case is really bad.  She waited too long.  He only did a biopsy and referred her to a specialist to have the mass removed.  Her tongue looks awful.  She told us on Friday after seeing Dr Kim Nguyen that she has to see an oral surgeon for biting her tongue.  That's the first time she mentioned it to me.  Her tongue is so swollen and disfigured that it looks like she was taking chucks off her tongue.  There's still hope that the biopsy comes back negative, but seems unlikely based on the oral surgeon's experience.  We're preparing for the worst and still hoping for the best though.  I'm heartbroken for her.  I just wish she mentioned it sooner.  If it happens to be cancer, I would like to take her to TX to see Stephen's house before she starts treatment or gets worse.  Stephen will deploy soon and won't return until September.  He wants to visit everyone before he goes, but he doesn't know if he will have time.

Recent stories

Songs she sang to her children when they were little

Shared by Lisa Vu on February 25, 2019

Dominique  youtu.be/EO7cD6qmydo

Frère Jacques  youtu.be/KoExePir6sU

Mon beau sapin  youtu.be/uByvmGN9_Ik

November 17, 1950

Shared by Lisa Vu on February 3, 2021
While going through many old documents left by my parents, I came across something that appears to be a birth announcement (thanks to Google translate).  I believe this to be my mother's actual date of birth.  She had mentioned how Ong felt that a daughter born in the year of the tiger wasn't suitable so he changed it.  I wish we knew sooner so we could have celebrated her birthday twice per year - once with me and Sparky in August and then again with Steve and Michelle in October/November.