Spencer N. Ung

Jan 28, 1968 - Aug 9, 2022


Spencer Ngy Ung left the world in peace on August 9th, 2022 at the age of 54.

He was born in Kampot, Cambodia in 1968 and moved to Stockton, California in 1980.

Spencer graduated from Lincoln High School in 1986 and at CSU Sacramento in 1990. Dedicated to community building and advocating for his peers, Spencer was the president of the Indochinese Club at his high school. He was later involved with the Cambodian Student Association at his university. He then devoted his career to working for the state of California, most recently for the Office of Emergency Services.

He met his wife Stephanie in 1993, and they were married in 1994. Together they had two children; a daughter in 1997 and a son in 1999. The family moved to Elk Grove that same year.

In his free time, Spencer enjoyed camping with family and friends, spending time on beaches, and playing card games. A dedicated father, he attended his children’s choir and band concerts, musicals, and piano recitals. He loved to practice Bagua, meditation, skiing, and swimming.

He is remembered as a kind, fun-loving, hard-working, and intelligent soul who loved to joke and banter.

Spencer is preceded in death by his mother Ai Nghiem and his brother Loun. He is survived by his wife Stephanie, his children Belinda and Dominique, his father Ky, his brother Seang, and his sister Lee, as well as his nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Ceremony will be Monday 8/15/2022 9am-12Noon

flowers can be delivered on Sunday 8/14

the service will be streamed live on this page


  • Mitch says:

    A quiet professional with a heart of gold. RIP Spencer

  • Ellen Greco says:

    Kelly and I are so saddened by his passing. We are here to help in anyway that you guys need. Please reach out anytime.

    Ellen & Kelly Greco

  • Kris Rhodewalt says:

    My life was enriched knowing Spencer. I’ll hold on to memories of our lunches together. He often over did the spices and intermittently had to mop his brow. His smile was biggest at those lunches.

  • Emad Metias says:

    Rest In Peace my dear friend, I was blessed to have you as a friend and appreciated your thoughtfulness and kind heart. Your memory will live forever.

  • Grace Koch says:

    Spencer was such an amazing person and so great to work with. He was always patient, calm, and would always understand last minute changes and requests. My condolences to the family for this deep loss. Praying for peace and strength for you all.

  • Lovell Hopper says:

    Spencer, you persevered through so much and touched many people during your life. So sorry to see you go too soon.

  • Alan Leung says:

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.
    Let me know if there is anything I can help.

  • Sia Tea ( Koun) says:

    Cousin Spencer or Hia Mo as I knew him, will always be fondly remembered for his warm smile, kind heart and welcoming uplifting personality. He lightened up any room with his jokes and never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was a man of great dignity and resilience, and from the many eulogies today, admired and well respected by his peers and community.

    Recalling his first visit to Australia and me, the youngest and tiniest, he was simply the gentle smiling giant with a really cool accent. On his last visit in recent years, he remained so kind and humble as I remember. Giving me the nicknsme “Baby mumma’ (now with 3 kids of my own), I understand how important family was to him. He made the journey to visit us and ensured our family ties remained strong. His adoration he had for his wife was evident and he spoke with pride of his children.

    Hia Mo, thank you for being you and for your love of life. Your family here in Australia miss you dearly and treasure the wonderful memories spent with you. It’s been an honour.

    May you rest in peace. We love you.

  • Sandeep Singh says:

    My sincerest condolences. Spencer was alway so kind and patient, and always willing to stop what he was doing to help me. His quiet sense of humour always brought a smile. May the memories you cherish being comfort and smiles during this difficult time.

  • Elaine says:

    Spencer was always kind and helpful. Sending prayers to his family during this sad time.

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