Banna Abuhouran-Hawatmeh

May 28, 1928July 26, 2013

Banna Nasir AbuHouran (Um Hani), widow of the late Mr. Ayoub M. Hawatmeh, 85 years old. Mother was born on May 28, 1928 and peacefully passed away on July 26, 2013.

Mother was born in Jordan to Jordanian parents, and a native of Al Sult, Jordan, where she went to school as a young girl. She was the youngest among her siblings.

A mother of twelve children whom she raised on her own after my Dad passed away at a young age. She was a true angel in every meaning of the word. She never remarried after my dad passed away so not to have another man as a stepfather to her children. She raised all of us with love and sacrifice.

She was compassionate, forgiving, funny, witty, and one of the best cooks ever. Resilient, sweet, and yet shy like a little girl. She was a true inspiration to those of us who knew her or crossed her path; we truly were blessed to have her in our life. She treated others just as she would like to be treated; that was her golden rule and she taught us to live by it.

She had a thirst for education and learning, and I am yet to see someone with her infectious zeal and love for life, learning, and travel! When she was in her sixties when she moved to San Diego, she went back to school. Watching her doing her homework assignment after returning from class was a true inspiration.

Well-travelled and has been to several countries all over the world. Her favorite two places were San Diego and Jordan where she spent time with her children, and she made frequent trips. In the mid 1980s, she decided to move to San Diego, CA permanently to join her sons and daughters.

We miss you Mom, grandma, great grandma. We miss your smile, your kisses, your blessings, your hugs, your compassion, wisdom, and most of all; your unconditional and unlimited love. We love you Mom.

We pray to the lord, not just for my mother, but for all those she leaves behind. She was a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a sister, an aunt. She is survived by her 5 sons, 7 daughters, 30 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

In Children, many a mother survives Or else their lines had perished with their lives But in their children they immortally do live, in spite of death, and cannot die.



  • Visitation Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 2, 2013
  • Memorial Service Sunday, August 4, 2013


  • Reception Following Service, Reception Following Memorial

Banna Abuhouran-Hawatmeh

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helln hawatmeh

September 22, 2013

teta i miss you so muchhh.everytime i think about you or my mom or see a picture i start crying because i miss you guys so muchh.and i know u guys are having so much fun up in heaven together and both looking down at your families i love you both say hi to my mom,judo,and aunti yasmeen.

tamara hawatmeh

September 14, 2013

i miss you so much teta. there is not a day that goes b and i do not think of you and my mom. i know you two are enjoying each others company up in heaven and looking down at us. love u both<3

helln hawatmeh

September 1, 2013

Dear teta, i think about you and my mom everyday i'm going crazy when i remind my self your gone because i just cant believe it. i miss u so much and love you.i still remember when we used to come and visit you,uncle Hani and aunt Nadia on Christmas or new years. we used to have so much fun.say hi to everybody up in heaven for me.

luma fakhoury

August 16, 2013

Think of youvand missing you

luma fakhoury

August 15, 2013

Tete I miss you sooo much...part of me is very sad and part of me is happy because ur free now and ur not suffering ..but I'm hurt because I can't see that face again..I love you so so so much..

Lubna Esoo

August 10, 2013

Teta you will be missed dearly,you always ganna be in our hearts ,you were special and you always will be.

The Esoo Family
Your grandaughter Lubna ,Dia and great grandkids

Sarah Hawatmeh

August 9, 2013

Hi teta. Miss u so much. <3 thinking of u. I love you. Still can't believe ur gone :( I miss u. And I love u forever and ever.

luma fakhoury

August 9, 2013

Hi teta..its been exactly two weeks since u passed away ..I.miss you so much..I can't stop thinking about you! Part of me is gone now.

luma fakhoury

August 9, 2013

Teta I miss you so so much..I have so many memory's with you ..when I miss you I just think about all the times I spent with you and the thought of u puts a smile on my face..I love you so much there's no words to describe it..I hope you are having a blast ..i feel so good when I visit you ..

Lena Hawatmeh

August 9, 2013

I miss you so much Teta :( I wrote a long message a couple days ago but somehow its not posted.

We all miss you. You may be gone, but you will always have a special place in my heart. The memories will never be forgotten. It still feels like you're here...and you are. You are a guardian angel sent from heaven. Love you teta<3