In Memory of
Mai Bach Nguyen

Mai Bach Nguyen, 72, passed away on February 12, 2021.  He was born in Saigon, Vietnam.  Mai was a joyful and patriotic man who lived life to the fullest.  He never met a stranger, and to know him was to love him.  He enjoyed traveling and eating at restaurants with his four children - Vu Nguyen, Bang Nguyen, Jane Trang Nguyen-Campo, Jimmy Nguyen, and his grandson, Ronin Nguyen.
Mai distinguished himself with his service in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam and his subsequent service with the US State Department during the Vietnam War.  He met his wife, Phuong Kim Nguyen, when his army unit was stationed in her hometown of Cái Bè. 

Mai and his family immigrated to Houston, TX in May of 1975 with the help and support of his good friend, Captain Pete Waters.  Mai worked in the oil and gas industry his entire life and had a great passion for it.  He enjoyed it so much that he left retirement to work at Clariant Oil Services in The Woodlands, TX.  Mai’s work at Clariant and his Clariant family brought him much happiness. 

Mai brightened and influenced the lives of many.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust.  

Charitable Donations may be made to:

DAV (Disabled American Veterans)
6900 Almeda Road, Room 1033 , Houston, TX 77030-4200. Website Link


Message from
Abhishek Punase
Wed, 02/24/2021

Mai was a wonderful and extremely kind soul. He was amongst the very first few colleagues that I met at Clariant. He was a great co-worker and always ready to help any and everyone. I loved spending time with him and got a chance to go for a small official trip with him in which he spoke about his life in Vietnam, his serving years, his migration to the US in the mid 1960s, his life in the various cities in the US, his family and his love for travel and food. His led an adventurous life and enjoyed it to the fullest. It is indeed saddening that it was cut short due to this unnatural pandemic. I will always remember my dear friend Mai with his UT hat and a big smile. Personally, losing him felt like losing a fatherly figure as he was always the first one that I went to for sharing and discussing all my personal and family related news. He would always be very happy to hear about all the good things happening with me and my family and share his views if anything goes wrong. He would enquire about the well being of me and my family at regular basis. Since his admission to the hospital, not a day has past in which me and my family has not prayed for him and will continue to do so. Mai, you will always be remembered in my thoughts and prayers. I wish his family gets all the strength to bear his devastating loss and pray that his soul rests in peace!