August 15, 1940-June 4, 2019
BARTLETT, Ill. — La Thi Pham, 78, of Bartlett, IL passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on June 4, 2019. La was born August 15, 1940, in Saigon, Vietnam, to Chinh Thi Tran (mother) and Doc Van Tran (father). She married Quy Dinh Pham on Aug. 15, 1970, in Saigon.
A refugee, she was sponsored by Calvary Lutheran Church in Moline, where she rebuilt her life and raised her family. La delighted in cooking for others, gardening and bird watching, walking along the Mississippi River, reading spiritual literature and playing with her grandchildren.
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She is survived by her children, Dung Pham (Seth Colley), of Bartlett, Quynh (Brad) Kirschner, of Tinley Park, Bich (Todd) Kuhns, of Beijing, China, and Kiet Pham (Alyson McClure), of Bolingbrook; her beloved grandchildren: Madeline, Liam, Henry, Kenjiro and Kieran; and extended family in the USA, Australia, Canada and Vietnam. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m., immediately followed by a memorial service on Saturday, June 8, at Countryside Funeral Homes and Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Rd. (at Stearns Rd.) Bartlett, IL 60103. Memorials may be made to RefugeOne.org and Heartland Hospice (Westmont location).
Online condolences may be expressed by visiting her obituary at www.countrysidefuneralhomes.com.