Debra Laura Nguyen passed away at the age of 64 on Thursday June 10th,2021 in Salt Lake City. She was born January 13, 1957 in Salt Lake City to Leon Huish Dawes and Ruth Rindlisbacher. She was the one of 6 children Steven,Vicky,Richard,Peggy and Glen. She grew up in Murray and Kearns and graduated from Kearns High School. Debra loved being out in nature with her dogs, fishing and went on many trips with her family and friends and collected many postcards of her travels. Debra went on to marry the love of her life Lam V. Nguyen on November 07, 1981. They had two children Linda(Mika) and Cody. She was loved by all her neighbors and anyone she talked to. She always was taking pictures and would say “you never know when you’ll see them again”

She is survived by her husband Lam V. Nguyen, daughter Linda (Dajuan Pike), son Cody Nguyen, beloved dog Tyson, grandchildren Andreas, Thalia, Aireanna and Lyric and many Aunts and Uncles and Nieces and Nephews

The Family would like to send a Special Thank You to The LDS ICU and ER nurses and Doctors for taking such special care of Debra

She is preceded in death by her parents Leon and Ruth, her brother Steven and two sisters Vickie and Peggy.

A funeral service to honor Debra will be held on June 17, 2021 at Memorial Redwood Mortuary,

6500 South Redwood Road West Jordan, Utah. A public viewing will take place that same day 2 hours prior to that service starting at Noon.


Funeral Service

Thursday, Jun. 17, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Post Date

Jun 15, 2021

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Debbie you are pretty easily is a baby and you were pretty when you passed away. Love you very much. You've always been a good person and hope you're happy with the way your family is growing. Love Uncle David Dawes.

David Dawes , Orem, UT, US Jun 22, 2021

We will miss you. You are a very specials women

Peggy and wes Elder Jun 17, 2021

love you deb

Annette Castillo Jun 16, 2021

I always wanted to say thank you for always being a place I could escape too as kid. You always welcomed me in and made me feel at home. It was refreshing to get away from all the hectic ness around me. A safe place. With you n your family I knew I was good! Thank you for always being there Auntie Deb & for always being so kind hearted! With love, we miss you already!😢🙏🏽

Delia Jun 15, 2021


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  • Jun 16, 2021

    I cant believe you are gone, You were a angel to all of us out here. I wish we had more time together. my blessing and love to you Deb. I and will always love you. you were such people and welcoming to me.