Chheng Hieng Vann A.K.A. Vann Mean, age 73, was born on December 9, 1942 to Hong Kuch
and Srun Sam in Cambodia. She passed away on July 11, 2016. In 1975, she came to the
United States as a refugee and remained a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado for 41 years. She
was a daughter, sister, aunt, wife, ma, grandma, great grandma and friend.
Her heart was filled with love for her family; who always came first. She was married to Phan
Mean. She is survived by five siblings, three sons: Rassy Mean, Rith Mean and Ro Mean; four
daughters: Thavy Mean Hollis, Sophear Mean, Pheakdey Mean Kemp, Khlangyai Mean
Johnson and also her companion, Nick Duran. She had thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three siblings and four children.
Chheng Hieng was resourceful and it gave her great joy to cook for everyone. In her younger
days, she was an avid athlete and ran track. She enjoyed traveling, hiking and watching
wrestling. Her exuberant light would shine through when filled with song and dance. She was a
strongwilled woman who raised her family and lead them with her inner strength, wisdom and
We honor Chheng Hieng by remembering her eternal strength and take comfort in knowing that
she is now at peace. Her soul is reunited with those who have passed before her and her loving
spirit will remain a guide for those who had the honor and privilege to know her.