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Cindy Vinh Chiem
September 4, 1971 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 52) 52 Years Old
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Cindy Vinh Chiem, age 52, of Long Beach, California, passed away from lung cancer on November 11,
2023. She was born on September 4, 1971, in Baclieu, Vietnam. Her family fled the country by boat in
1978, lived in a refugee camp for six months and came to U.S. and resided in California since March 09,
1979. Cindy was known for her independent spirit, kindness, and fearlessness. She exuded confidence
and determination in everything she pursued. Her kindheartedness and thoughtfulness touched the
lives of many, as she always went out of her way to help others.
Cindy is survived by her loving father, Sanh Chiem, and her devoted mother, Mai Ton. She is also
survived by her siblings: Kim, Jimmy, Wendy, Linh, Tony, Katie, and Minh. Cindy shared a special bond
with her brothers and sisters-in-law: Jerry, Albert, Charlie, Jennifer V, Kathy, and Jennifer C. She will be
deeply missed by her nieces and nephews: Steven, Jessica, Kristie, Jason, Lillian, Joshua, Ryan, Sara,
Thomas, Joshua, Jamie, Nico, Amanda, Nathan, Apryl, Adam, Natalie, Nicole, and Nicolas. Additionally,
Cindy leaves behind her grand nieces and nephew: Orion, London, and Brielle.
Cindy had a passion for photography, modeling, and traveling. She enjoyed having her pictures taken.
Cindy also found joy in shopping, cooking, baking, and indulging in delicious meals. She is a pet lover
especially dogs. She had a fondness for watching K-dramas, which allowed her to immerse herself in
Cindy's educational journey began at Longfellow Elementary School, and she later attended Lakewood
High School. She furthered her education at Cal State Long Beach, where she graduated with a Bachelor
of Science in International Business and Business Financial Management.
Friends and family are invited to join in celebrating Cindy's life at Destiny Funeral Home, located at 5443
Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805. The services will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2023,
from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.