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Funeraria del Angel Montebello

913 West Whittier Blvd, Montebello, CA

OBITUARY

Ashkhen Matentsian

June 21, 1936July 17, 2020
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A celebration of Life

Ashkhen Matentsian-Cholakian, age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2020, at her home in Bellflower surrounded by her family. She was born June 21, 1936, in Bucharest Romania, to Karapet Cholakian and Nvard Kalemkerian. She married Rafik Matentsian on August 13, 1960, in Yerevan, Armenia. Ashkhen’s strength was a pillar to many, her faith was her foundation, her children were her pride, her iron hand helped guide many. Her tireless and witty ability to negotiate and maneuver the hardships life presented was admirable. Her budgeting skills combined with selfless commitment helped her family members get higher education and achieve financial independence. She is survived by her supportive husband, Rafik, her dear brother Adam Cholakian, her three children, Anahid Vartanian, Armine Matentsian, and Grigor Matentsian, and her 6 grand-children David and Emily Hovanessian; Sofia and Gregory Vartanian; and Eva and Mateos Matentsian.

As a homemaker and the family’s caregiver her commitment and support extended beyond regular obligations. She was a second mom to her little brother Adam throughout his life. She cared for her sister-in-law Mariam Matentsian, mother-in-law Margarit Matentsian and father-in-law, Grigor Matentsian and proudly helped raise all nieces and nephews. She worked in Mergelian Institute in Yerevan and Kepco Inc. in New York in quality control. Her attention to detail, hardworking attitude, friendly and loyal personality with incredible willpower always made her stand out in everything she did. Her adaptability and strength helped her adjust several life changing moves throughout her life. She fought diabetes for over 50 years and an 8-month battle with stomach cancer.

Family and friends are invited to the Matentsian Family Residence, 12663 Park Street, Cerritos, Ca, starting at 1:30pm for Hokeh-jash (soul meal) and to honor Metzmama’s memory and legacy.

Ashkhen’s resting place will be at Artesia Cemetery, 11142 Artesia Blvd, Cerritos, California, 90703. (Block:196 Lot:4 Grave:2)

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Graveside

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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