Mau Thiu Ly

January 4, 2013 • Obituaries


July 10, 1930 — Dec. 23, 2012.

THEODORE, Ala. — Funeral services were held at Serenity Funeral Home in Theodore, Ala., from Dec. 26 to Dec. 28, 2012. Mau was born on July 10, 1930 in Hainin, China. He moved to Hanoi, Vietnam in 1950, where he met his future wife Hieu Ngo. They were married in 1951. Mau honorably served as a security guard for the French Embassy and later he served for an American general [auth] while working for the American Embassy, during the Vietnam War. He moved his family to Roswell, N.M., in 1975, where he continued to raise his family.

In Roswell he worked as a baker at Holsum Bakery and as an assembler at TMC and the Nova bus factory until retiring in 1993. He enjoyed visiting the casinos, playing Bingo, going fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Mau was greatly loved by his family and all those who knew him. His family has suffered a great loss, and he will be deeply missed.

Mau is survived by his wife Hieu Ly, of Alabama; daughter Mui Wilson, son Sang Ly and his wife Mary, daughter Muoi Shaner and her husband Stan, son Sat Ly, all from Roswell; son Xung Ly, daughters, Leona Ly, Chi Ly and her husband Long, all from Alabama; daughter Hong Ly and her husband Cuong, from Kentucky; daughter Haa Ha and her husband Thu, from California.

He is survived by 28 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and many friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter Yvonne Rickard and his grandson Hien Nguyen. The pallbearers at his service were, Aaron and Andrew Huyuh, Julio Vasquez, Trung Nguyen, Sabastian Ly, and Mynor Vasquez, all grandsons of Mau.

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