In Loving Memory of Mr. Choy Sokharo 1954-2024

On March 16, 2024, the Cambodian American community mourned the loss of an esteemed leader, Mr.CHOY SOKHARO. Mr. CHOY served as Lok Ajarn at Wat Dhammarangsey in West Linn, Oregon, and his impact on the community was profound. Through his selfless dedication, he nurtured the spiritual growth and cultural significance of Wat Dhammarangsey.

As Lok Ajarn, Mr. CHOY tirelessly oversaw dhamma classes and meditation sessions, fostering a sense of belonging and spiritual enrichment among members. He played a pivotal role in the temple’s growth, from increasing membership to managing Wat community projects, as well as officiating traditional Cambodian wedding ceremonies and offering solace to grieving families during funerals.

Beyond the temple gates, Mr. CHOY SOKHARO’s influence extended throughout the Cambodian-American community in Oregon, Washington, and Cambodia. His nurturing and caring demeanor endeared him to all who sought spiritual guidance and personal mentorship.

Mr. CHOY is survived by his devoted wife, Mrs. Sophann Choy, a pillar of strength within Wat Dhammarangsey, and his children, Mr. Sotia Teing, Mrs. Sovy Choy, and Mr. Sidney Choy.

In the memory of Lok Ajarn CHOY SOKHARO, his legacy of compassion, wisdom, and leadership will continue to inspire generations to come.


1954 – 2024

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