Hop Thi Cao


Hop Thi Cao, 87, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at her home in Garden City, after five months of battling illnesses.

She was born March 7, 1926, in Nghe An, Viet Nam, to Cao Huu Bang and Phan Thi Man.

She married Hai Cao in her late teens. He preceded her in death as did her parents; two sons, James Thinh Xuan Cao and Thai Xuan Cao; and a daughter, Hong Xuan Thi Cao.

A Garden City resident since October 1975, Mrs. Cao was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, playing bingo and card games with her grandchildren, reading, walking, and going shopping with her daughters and grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Son Xuan Cao and wife Thu of Garden City; five daughters, Marie Lam-Cao Le and husband Tu of Corona, Calif., Lorie Truong-Cao Nguyen and husband Than of Garden City, Amanda Ky-Cao Tran and husband Kennedy of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Melissa Phuong-Cao Luong and husband John of Garden City, and Jenna Xuan Lanh-Cao Hoang and husband Thomas of Houston; a daughter-in-law, Thuy Cao of Houston; 33 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A vigil service and rosary was 7 p.m. Monday at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Garden City. Funeral Mass was 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, followed by a luncheon reception for the family and close friends at St. Dominic Parish Center.

Funeral Mass and burial will be held in Houston. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway in Houston. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Houston, followed by burial service at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. The burial service will be followed by a luncheon reception for the family and close friends at 15511 Amber Hollow Lane, Cypress, TX 77429.

Condolences may be sent at garnandfh@sbcglobal.net (Garden City) or Memorialoaksfunerals.com (Houston). Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Catholic Church, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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