Friday , March 23, 2018 - 10:00 PM
March 10, 1955 ~ March 20, 2018
Amphone Phetsisouk, beloved dad, grandpa, husband and friend, passed away on March 20, 2018, at his home in Layton, Utah. He was 63 years old.
He was born in Luang Prabang, Laos on March 10, 1955, to parents, Thee and Mee.
Amphone married his first love, Boualoy, on April 28, 1976 in Vientiane, Laos. She preceded him in death on October 2, 2006.
Amphone and his wife, Boualoy, made the ultimate sacrifice to leave everything and everyone they knew behind to give their children a chance at a new beginning. Their little family was handpicked by a young couple in the Air Force, who saw their family photo among hundreds of other families and chose to sponsor them into the U.S.
They arrived in Kaysville, Utah, in 1981, and started their new journey towards a better life. During their arrival they made friends with other refugee families and formed bonds that would keep their heritage and culture alive, while facing a whole new world.
Amphone took on many different jobs while trying to figure out ways to make money for his family. He learned how to make jewelry in Laos and brought his talents with him to the U.S. He worked for Richards Manufacturing Jewelry until his death. He made beautiful pieces of jewelry for his children, grandchildren and spouses. He was known throughout the Laos community as the jewelry repairman. Whatever you needed fixed, changed or created, he was able to do it.
He was also a gifted musician. Self-taught to play every instrument he owned, however, his passion was the guitar. He would sit for hours playing his music. You would see him outside on a summer day, wearing his tank top and boxer shorts, and not a care in the world. Loudly playing his guitar and if you walked passed you or drove by, he would just smile and wave, and continue playing.
Amphone found true love again and married Chamrann Phath, on September 22, 2007.
He loved riding his motorcycle and found someone who shared his same interests. He and Cham would take off on spur of the moment road trips and enjoy one another's company, taking quality time to just enjoy life.
Amphone loved hanging out with his grandchildren. One of his proudest moments was learning his grandson Kade was joining the U.S. Air Force. He talked about wanting to visit him in Alaska quite often.
He would also sit and listen to their stories for hours, or watch the same movie or cartoon over and over with them, never complaining, because it made them happy, and if they were happy, he was happy. His grandchildren completed him. He loved, adored and cherished their time together. His face would brighten up just by hearing them say "Hi grandpa."
Our beloved dad, grandpa, husband and friend will forever be remembered as someone who lived each day with a purpose. Who unconditionally loved his family and overcame obstacles and was able to accomplish everything he set out to do. His kindness and admiration for his family will live on through his legacy.
Rest in paradise Dad.
Amphone is survived by his wife, Chamrann, Layton, UT; sons, Thephakone "Toppee" (Joette), Corinne, UT, and John (Diana), Layton, UT; daughter, Toukta (Bubba), West Haven, UT; step-son Saryvuth (Vy) Sam, Long Beach, CA; step-daughter Chamrouen (Renan) Trinidad, Long Beach, CA; and 14 precious grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Boualoy Phetsisouk; and precious grandson, Braxton Phetsysouk.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 26, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road. Friends may visit family Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 N. Fairfield Road.
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