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March 23, 1926 ~ January 23, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
With great sadness and heavy hearts, family of Rem Thap announces her passing on January 23rd, 2023 at the age of 96 yrs old, in Abilene Texas. A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Friday, January 27, 2023, at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, Tx. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow....
Rem Thap was born on March 23, 1926, in Battambang, Cambodia. Shortly she was adopted by her parents, the Thaps. Rem Thap was married at 17 to her husband Chhoeung Hong, in 1943, and had 64 years of marriage together.
Rem Thap was a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother. She was a mother of 12 children of which 7 survived. Surviving children are Kim Ean Proeun, Ath Hong, Kim An Om, Ang Hong,Sakun Hong, Synheng Hong, Kathy Hong-Scott, and grandson, Chenda Hong, who was raised as one of her own.
Rem Thap, left footprints in all of our hearts and a legacy of many generations, from escaping Cambodian Genocide and finally making it to the United States, sponsored by with First Catholic Church. She's created a beautiful life with many of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. With her faith in buddhism, she would love visiting the buddhist temple. She spent a lot of free time sewing garments for herself and her loved ones. Her laugh was infectious, her life lessons were passed down from generation to generation, she was and is LOVE! Family meant everything to her. She judged no one and accepted everyone with open arms. Though, there was a language barrier to some people, it didn't matter, her eyes, soul and spirit connected them with her. She loved to get pampered, coloring her hair, nails and wore beautiful colored lipsticks.