Riyah Xiong was born on September 5, 1968 in Laos to Youa Ge Moua (father) and Wa Lee (mother). She came to the United States of America with her late husband in search of a brighter future for her family.

She has one surviving sibling (sister: Lahard Yang) and one deceased sibling (brother: Kaying Moua). She was the youngest daughter. Riyah and her late husband (Hue Xiong aka Ahsawin) had 5 children: Hmong Z. Xiong (daughter), Trae Xiong (son, married to Nou Yang), Mai Xiong (daughter, married to Mike Yang), Pata Xiong (daughter, married to Ling Vang), and Kong Meng Xiong (son, married to Maiya Moua). She has 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Her passions in life included preaching of the bible, gardening, and spending time with her family. She passed peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2023 surrounded by her family.

Riyah will be laid to rest next to her husband Ahsawin at Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Online condolences may be sent at www.martinfuneralhomes.com

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