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October 20, 1924 August 15, 2018
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Lucy Kishigian passed away on August 15, 2018 in Taylor, Mi. She was born in Detroit on October 20, 1924, the daughter of Setrag and Margaret (Arakelian) Rahanian. Her older brother Ashod was born in Armenia, and along with his parents they emigrated to the United States during the Armenian genocide. Her younger sister Ann was also born in Detroit.

Growing up during the great Depression motivated her to succeed in life. Lucy attended Southwestern high school, where she excelled at typing and shorthand. While still in school she was recruited by the Detroit Board of Education and began working there upon graduation.

On New Year’s Eve 1945 Lucy attended a party with her date. This is where she met her future husband George, who asked her to dance. When he asked her to dance again, she said - I can’t dance every dance with you, I came with someone else. Despite that, George and Lucy married 13 months later. They raised two children (George, Lesley), and were married for 65 years.

On Saturdays, Lucy would take her children on shopping trips downtown to J.L. Hudsons, and on Sunday evenings the whole family would watch Bonanza and eat popcorn. Once her children were old enough, she went back to work for the Mayor of Allen Park, and then as an executive administrative assistant for 29 years at Ford Motor Company.

Lucy enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed shopping for her children and grandchildren (Nathan, Benjamin, Michael, Nicholas). She also enjoyed walking, playing cards, doing crossword and word search puzzles, reciting poetry, going to the casino, and admiring the clouds. Lucy leaves an admirable legacy of love and will be missed by her family and friends.

FAMILY MEMBERS of LUCY KISHIGIAN Beloved wife of the late George Kishigian. Dearest mother of George J. (Geneal) Kishigian, and Lesley S. Kishigian. Loving grandmother of Nathan (Kasi), Benjamin, Michael and Nicholas. Dear sister of the late Ann (Charles) Topelian and Ashod (Araxie) Rahanian. Sister-in-law of Sarah (Michael) Buda, Anna (the late Movses) Movsesian, and Phillip (Cynthia) Kishigian. Also many other relatives and friends.

VISITING HOURS AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS In State August 23, 2018, Thursday 6pm to 8 pm in St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, 19300 Ford Road, (West of Southfield Freeway) Dearborn, with Dan Gark prayers at 7:30pm. The family will also receive friends in church on August 24, 2018 Friday from 10am until time of Funeral Service at 11am. Entombment in Michigan Memorial Cemetery, Flat Rock, Mi.

MEMORIAL DONATIONS The family suggests memorials be sent to either St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, or Salvation Army. Envelopes available during visitation and funeral.

FLORISTS Please deliver flowers directly to the church on Thursday by 2pm

Kindly leave a loving remembrance of condolence here for the family to see.

Arrangements in the care of Smon Javizian Funeral Directors 248-626-7815

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