Elizabeth Diep Levan née Nguy?n Th? H?ng Di?p obituary photo
 
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Elizabeth Diep Levan née Nguy?n Th? H?ng Di?p

September 2, 1934 - November 25, 2016

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Diep Levan (2.IX.1934-25.XI.2016)
Diep Levan (née Nguy?n Th? H?ng Di?p), age 82, passed away in Houston on November 25, 2016. Born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1934, Diep was the eldest daughter of Nguy?n Thúc Lãng and Ðào Th? Qu?, a poetess and author who upon widowhood relocated her family to the south to start a new life in 1951. After graduating from the Saint Paul catholic school, Diep had taught in the prestigious all-girl high school Trung Vuong before earning her law degree and was admitted to the bar association in 1970.
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Diep Levan (2.IX.1934-25.XI.2016)
Diep Levan (née Nguy?n Th? H?ng Di?p), age 82, passed away in Houston on November 25, 2016. Born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1934, Diep was the eldest daughter of Nguy?n Thúc Lãng and Ðào Th? Qu?, a poetess and author who upon widowhood relocated her family to the south to start a new life in 1951. After graduating from the Saint Paul catholic school, Diep had taught in the prestigious all-girl high school Trung Vuong before earning her law degree and was admitted to the bar association in 1970.
Three years after the fall of Saigon, her family was among the wave of boat people refugees who fled Vietnam in search of freedom and they arrived in the US in 1979. After several years in Illinois and Oklahoma, Diep has resided in Houston, TX since 1985 and was active in the Vietnamese-American cultural and catholic communities. Beloved as an educator by her students and colleagues in the Trung Vuong overseas family, she also served as director of the Vietnamese language school of Our Lady of Lavang parish. Diep was the founding editor of the monthly review Mái ?m Gia Ðình and hosted a related talk show for Vietnamese Community TV in Houston during the late 1990s. Subsequently she has worked as a syndicated columnist for many Vietnamese-American newspapers, and has authored four books of non-fiction.
Diep was married to the late Lê Van Nhân who predeceased her by four years. She is survived by her daughter Christine Lê Nguy?n Thu Huong (married to Hoàng Ðình Th?ng) of Houston, TX; and son Stephen Lê Nguy?n Hoàng [Wayne Levan] (married to Madeleine Lê Thu H?ng) of Dallas, TX; five grandchidren Teddy Hoàng (married to Cory Webster), Timmy Hoàng, Michelle Hoàng, Jacob B?o-Huy Levan, Claire B?o-Hân Levan, and one great-grandson Teddy Hoàng Jr. She is also survived by her sister Nguy?n Th? H?ng Ph?n (married to Karl Johnson) of Houston, TX; and brothers Nguy?n Qu?c Hùng (married to Quan Tú Châu) of New York City, NY; and Nguy?n Qu?c Cu?ng (married to Nguy?n Th? Thanh Duyên) of Houston, TX.