Somphou Phanthala was born on March 2, 1942 to Mr. and Mrs. Phathom and Mali Phonsanh in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand. She was the oldest of seven kids. By the age of 16, she moved to Laos and lived there until 1977. By 1984, she had 11 children, five boys and six girls. In 1980, she and her family immigrated to America as refugees, and started their new life in Frederick, Oklahoma. A year later, she moved to Oklahoma City and in 1982, she received Christ as her Lord and Savior. Since then, she has faithfully served the Lord by being the hands and feet for Jesus. Her favorite hobbies were gardening and feeding people. One of her daughters wrote this about her:"Mom was tough, clever, brave, strong-willed, funny, witty, mischievous, curious, friendly, generous, and full of faith - There was no one else like her. She did everything with purpose. She taught us to be compassionate to others and to always share what we have. But to ourselves, she taught us to always be considerate of others, have no pity on ourselves and to keep pressing on no matter how hard life knocks us down. She knew what would be in store for us and she couldn't have prepared us any better for life. Mom, you get to finally rest now. You can take it easy, sit back, and watch us carry on your legacy. We love you, and we will see you later." Somphou was survived by her husband, Pastor Bouavongkham Phanthala, 10 of her youngest children, 33 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.Viewing will be on Tuesday, October 20th, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Smith and Kernke Chapel. The funeral service will be Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at Trinity Baptist Church with a burial ceremony to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park.