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Koeun Dam

March 10, 1933 — February 23, 2023

Koeun Norm Dam, 89 passed away February 23, 2023 in Abilene, Texas. A visitation will be Friday, March 3, 2023 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 4, 2023 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Interment will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.

Koeun was born on March 10, 1933 in Uddor Mean Chey, Cambodia to Norm Khaw and Sip Sim. She was married to Ok Dam on June 24, 1953. In July of 1975, during the Communist Conflict, Ok and Koeun knew that remaining in their village would not be safe for their family. Ok and Koeun decided to seek out a second chance for their family not knowing where they would find safety. That journey took them through the jungles of Cambodia on foot, traveling only at night to avoid being found, and ultimately seeking refuge in Thailand. In 1980 the family was very blessed to be sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church in Abilene, Texas where they were welcomed with open arms and hearts to help settle their family into the community. Koeun was touched by the second chance she had been given and found faith in the Lord when she arrived stateside, by becoming a faithful member of First Central Presbyterian Church.
Soon after arriving in Abilene, Koeun started a job as a housekeeper at Motel 6. She also worked in food service at Luby's Cafeteria.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ok Dam, and two sons, Sokphean Dam and Oeur Dam.

Norm Koeun is survived by four sons, Sokphoun Dam and wife Setha, Samrath Dam and wife Bophalin, Kimhun Dam and wife Tum, and Siphan Che; one daughter, Huon Mulder and husband Tony, and Oeur's wife Socheat Dam. Grandchildren, Chandra, Viesna, Tida, Jonathan, Christopher, Alex, Elizabeth, Aaron, Andrew, Evelyn, Paytin, Alexis, Makenzie, and Sukhon; and five great grandchildren.

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Friday, March 3, 2023

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Saturday, March 4, 2023

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