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Richard Nam Tran

December 31, 1929 — December 11, 2021

Richard Nam Tran, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, uncle and cousin passed away early Saturday afternoon December 11, 2021 at the age of 92 years old of natural causes.

He was born in Saigon, Vietnam to his parents Tao Ngo and Hy Thi Duong. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters Thi Hai Ngo and Ngoc Anh Ngo; and his brother Quoc Toan Duong. He is survived by his beautiful bride of 60 years, Hong Thai; his 6 children Mandy, Ly, Milan, Kitty, Bill, and Jack; and their spouses Tuoc, Tamara, Ming, Richard, Tiffany, and Thao; 11 grandchildren, Ryan (Aeryun), Natalie, Brittany, Edward, Alexa (Peter), Emily, Jacquelyn, Hanson, William, Jaden, and Junee; 1 great-grandchild Irene; his brother Quoc Thai Ngo, and his sister Thi Kim Ngo. 

Richard was a devout Buddhist and loved to give and primarily donated to the following organizations: The Food Bank, Salvation Army, St. Jude, Buddhist Temples, and many more.  

Richard loved to sing, dance, and travel. He would put on a concert wherever he went as he loved to make people smile. He enjoyed singing karaoke, celebrating birthday parties, and dancing. He loved to help friends and family and would always offer help to anyone in need. He enjoyed eating with his grandchildren, taking pictures, and shopping. Richard would always buy food for his family to eat as he always believed that no bad could be done if everyone was full. He loved dogs, flowers, lemonade, and Japanese food as much as he loved his family. 

He never took life too seriously and was a beacon of hope amongst his family throughout his whole life. He was a very positive man and sincerely believed that everyone could accomplish what they wanted to do. His positivity and optimism had inspired his entire family to succeed and achieve great things. He always reminded them of how proud he was of them, and how they were destined for greatness, fortune, and luck. He always knew how to brighten up the mood - he loved to make jokes and laugh at them himself.

Above all, he valued his family most and enjoyed spending the majority of his time around his sons, daughters, and grandchildren.

A viewing will be held for family and friends on Wednesday December 15th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Thursday December 16th at 10 am – 12 pm at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, Utah. Funeral services and burial will be held at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary Cemetery, 3401 S Highland Dr, Milllcreek, Thursday Dec. 16th, funeral at 12:00 pm. 

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

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