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Tien Van Than

July 12, 1947 — June 12, 2024

Brighton

Tien Van Than

Tien Van Than was born in 1947, in Hanoi, Vietnam. He was the dedicated father of six children: Dzoanh (Thuy) Than, (Hang) Than, Duan (Nu) Than, Dzien (Richard) Espinoza, Trang Than, and Dzuy (Morgan) Than, preceeded in death by son, Doan Than, and was a loving grandfather and great grandfather. At the age of 76, Tien died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

At a young age, he became a refugee in South Vietnam. There, he completed high school and joined the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, quickly advancing in rank. In 1972, he was elected Village Chief of Thiet Nham. After the war, Tien came to America, making the most difficult decision to leave his wife, Quang, and their three young boys behind to save their lives and protect them from political persecution.

Tien moved to Boulder, Colorado. After a time, he married Dung Mary Nguyen and started a new life in America, working hard to become a citizen. He immigrated to this country with only his will and might to begin a different life and to support his family. Tien worked hard to build his landscaping business. With the little resources he had, he provided for his new family in America and his family back in Vietnam.

Tien loved talking with his neighbors and was known for his caring nature and laughter. He had a heart of gold, showed generosity and forgiveness to others, and was always ready to help. He supported those just starting their new lives in America. In all of this, he reflected the heart of Jesus Christ.

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