After a long history with cardio/pulmonary health conditions, our father, Yang See (Yaj Txhim) left the world on August 13, 2019, to be with our Father in Heaven. He will be remembered as a great son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, and a friend to many.
He was born on October 1, 1946, in Luang Phrabang Province, Laos to Gia King Yang and Mee Xiong and was the eldest of 9 children. He was a soft-spoken man who treated everyone with respect and was generous to all. He never rejected anyone, opened his heart, and shared his wisdom and strength with everyone. He was very caring and always did what he could for others.
Our father served in the Secret War and was known as the “Glassman.” During the war, he worked closely with the CIA, and in 1975 he went to Washington D.C. He used his wisdom and leadership to advocate for the resettlement of the Hmong refugees. He stayed focused and pushed, and within time, the U.S. opened its doors to the Hmong.
Those who knew him knew him well, and this we know now because of the stories that we have heard about how our Father touched their lives.
He leaves behind his wife Pia Ly, 8 children, and 9 grandchildren. Although he wished to have a simple funeral service, we learn that this cannot be. We have already received numerous calls, texts, and messages asking how to help. Therefore, we have created this page as a way to keep everyone up to date with plans, and where donations can be left. We also encourage you to leave a comment on the memories that you may have had with our father so that we can store it in our hearts forever.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to read about our father. And thank you for keeping us in your prayers.