Linh Ta Thoai English was a hard worker that enjoyed her friends and family for 71 years before she departed from her earthly body on Monday, July 19, 2021. She was born in Nhatrang, Vietnam to Ta Hao and Trinh Thi Hu. She was brave and left behind all she knew, friends and family, to fly to a new country, United States of America (USA), in August of 1969. Her long-term residences were in the Tulsa, OK area until 1988 and Orlando, FL until she departed from her physical body.
During Linh's lifetime, she was a loving and caring mother, grandparent, family member, and friend. Linh worked as a seamstress and waitress while completing her accounting degree at Tulsa Junior College. Through the years of hard work and determination, she became a naturalized citizen of the USA on Friday, September 19, 1980.
Linh loved spending time with family and friends. She was interested in everything that surrounded her such as the news and understanding how and why of things. She was ready to share and discuss the new information that she learned. She loved working outside in her yard, walking her dog Luna, going shopping, learning how to use her cellphone and IPad, and doing things for others, as well as going on adventures (long or short) and spending time with family. Linh's life was filled with smiles, laughter, happiness, friends, and family, that has created fond, funny, and cherished memories which will endure our lifetime.
Linh will be deeply missed by her friends and family. She is survived by her children; Sue (Jeff) Degginger of Palm Bay, FL, Lynn (Saundra) Smith of Bixby, OK, and Bertha Smith (Rob Longfellow) of Orlando, FL; five grandchildren: Christopher (Isa) Smith of Bixby, OK, Brandon (Ada) Smith pf Glenpool, OK, Tori Degginger of Gainesville, FL, Mason Smith of Orlando, FL, and Chyna Degginger of Port St. Lucie, FL; two great grandchildren, 3 siblings: 2 - Orlando, Fl and 1 - Nhatrang, Vietnam, and her beloved dog and best friend Luna.
A Funeral Service will be held Monday, July 26, 2021 at 3PM in the CAREY HAND COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL. Visitation will be held from 2-3PM at the funeral home. Private graveside services will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL .
Arrangements entrusted to CAREY HAND COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 2811 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32806 407-898-2561 www.careyhandcolonialfh.com