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Araksi Benneian

February 25, 1928 — February 2, 2024

Araksi Benneian

February 25, 1928 — February 2, 2024

Araksi Benneian, born on February 25, 1928, in Jerusalem, Palestine, left us on February 2, 2024, God willing, to be in eternal peace with the Lord. At almost 96 years of age, she succumbed to complications of old age.


Araksi was a devoted wife and mother raising five children, Joseph, Mary, Vicken, Mike and Hermine. She is survived by her five children and six grandchildren (Anthony, Derek, Jonathan, Travis, Taylor and Natalie).  She and her late husband, Garabed Benneian, left Jerusalem in 1948 and settled in Amman, Jordan, for 22 years before immigrating to the USA to join her late brother and sister, Dicran Merguerian and Horop Kaplanian.


Funeral services will be held at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, on Friday, March 1, 2024, in the Old North Church at 12:00 PM.


In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her memory to the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Global Relief Fund at:

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Funeral Service of Araksi Benneian

Friday, March 1, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills - Old North Church

6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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