Bui, Tanya Lareese Meda Tanya Lareese Meda Bui, 42, lost her three year battle with cancer on June 19, 2013. She departed peacefully with her family by her side in her home in Dallas, Texas. Tanya was born on February 14th, 1971 in Manhattan, New York to John and Iris Meda. She graduated from Dominican Academy High School in 1989. She completed her undergraduate studies at Hunter College, where she earned a degree in Geology. She worked for Great Forest, Inc. as a waste and recycling consultant, before she realized her passion for education. Tanya completed her graduate studies at Bank Street College of Education, where she earned a Master's Degree in Special Education, and second Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy. She worked at the Allen-Stevenson Elementary School for Boys as a teacher's assistant, before relocating from New York to Dallas, Texas to join her parents and sister. She concluded her career at Carver Elementary School in Garland, Texas, where she served as a kindergarten teacher for 7 years. Tanya as baptized by Pastor Steve Stroope of Lake Pointe Church, where she and her family regularly attended services. Her interests included composing video scrap books and reading. She devoted much of her time and energy to her children, whom she loved and cherished dearly. She will be remembered as a kind, thoughtful, witty, generous person who loved life and sharing a laugh with those around her. She is survived by husband Van, son Ty Le (7) and daughter Mai-Ann Zoe (3); father and mother John and Iris Meda; sister and brother-in-law Selene and Derek Schlamel, their children Elizabeth and Derek Thomas II, uncles Harold Marshall, James and Vernon Campbell, aunts Laura Peterson, Lisa Campbell, Tina Campbell, Myrna Walker, and Toni Marshall, as well as a host of cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her beloved uncle Kenneth Campbell, and grandmother Elizabeth Campbell. Services will be held at Lake Pointe Church 701 E Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 27th.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on June 26, 2013