Dec 20, 1966 - Oct 1, 2016
Robert was born on December 20, 1966 and lost his battle with colon cancer on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Robert was a resident of Elk Grove, California at the time of his passing. He is greatly missed by his wife Lai and their children, Nickey, Aechiem, Cinchiem, and Billy. He’ll be remembered by his grandchildren, Makayla, Aeden, Jaymien, Jaylyn, Ariel, and Ivan.
Robert was born to Chan Finh and Chai Choh Saeteurn in the Province of Luang Prabang, Laos. In April 1974, communists took over Laos and forced his family to escape to the Province of Sayabouly, Laos where they lived for a year until they were forced again to escape. At the young age of 8 years old, Robert and his family walked for an entire month to Sop Tuang Refugee Camp in Thailand. They lived in the Refugee Camp for 5 years before immigrating to the United State (Portland, Oregon) in December 1980. The family had hard time adjusting to Portland’s weather and Robert’s parents decided to move to California in 1982 and they settled in Stockton. Feeling home sick he went to visit his relatives in Seattle, Washington where he would meet his wife Lai.