Fairhaven Memorial Services

27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA


Monir Falsafi Nahid

February 1, 1925November 7, 2019

Monir Falsafi Nahid, the icon of Kurdish diaspora, the noted mother of all diasporic Kurds and Iranians in Southern California died on Thursday, November 7, 2019, in Greater Los Angeles after living in exile for over 40 years, raising two grandchildren, building extensive bonds within and across communities, and a fruitful history of political and cultural activism against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Her death has deprived us all of her spirit of generosity, her repository of collective memory, her familiar warmth and wisdom. We have lost a uniquely sensitive, sympathetic, arduous, and artistic woman, a formidable pillar of resistance and endurance against oppression everywhere.

She is survived by her daughter Roya Nahid, sons Moncher, Hassan & Reshad, son-in-law Masoud, daughter-in-law Mahin, and grandchildren John & Sam Shahidi, Hiwa, Renee, Tava, Sheerin, Ayoub, Shkak & Shler.

Please do not bring flowers.

The family would like to receive donations for the Kurdish Community of Southern California (KCSC). KCSC is a non-profit 501C organization.

Make checks payable to KCSC.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • Graveside Service Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • Reception Sunday, November 17, 2019


Monir Falsafi Nahid

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Wali Smith

November 15, 2019

A mother of mothers including those to come, wisdom amongst humanitarians who believed in sharing as one. Time promises all of us a day such as today, and I'm glad and proud I met you along the way, on this journey called life. Blessings

Eric Crisp

November 13, 2019

While my verbal communication with “grandma” (she was everyone’s) was limited, the impact of her legacy and was never misunderstood. The warmth from eyes and the admiration in her smile will never be forgotten.

As a very suburban young man growing up with John and Sam, I still vividly remember the time when a journalist came to their home to interview Grandma. It was at that time I learned of the importance and character of the Kurdish people and more, the impact Grandma had on an entire culture... not just on her family.

Rest In Peace Grandma.