Assia Grigoryan, 91, of Austin, passed away surrounded by her family Saturday morning, September 10, 2022.
Assia Grigoryan was born on July 5, 1931, in Yerevan, Armenia, in a large family. Her parents, Mkhitar and Perouza Grigoryans, who moved to Yerevan from Western Armenia, had 5 children: 3 sons and 2 daughters.
While in school, Assia always had high grades. She had a wide range of interests; she was into literature and art. She especially loved mathematics and was also involved in athletics. She won several prizes in competitive running.
After graduating from school, Assia worked in a publishing company as an illustrating artist, and her love for art took her to the Faculty of Architecture at Yerevan State Polytechnic University. Simultaneously, she was taking evening classes at the Department of Mathematics and Physics at the Pedagogical institute. During this time she mastered the skills of fashion art and design, too. Assia also had a great interest in herbal medicine and during her whole life, she helped people with her advice.
In 1956, Assia married an Armenian poet and journalist Vachagan Vardanyan. They had a wonderful family with 4 children: 3 daughters and a son. It was a very strong-bonded family full of love and happiness. Assia was a devoted and loving mother.
No matter where she was, whether at work or somewhere else, she was well known as a kind, compassionate, optimistic, just person, and at the same time with strong willpower.
Through all the hardships that befell her during her 91 years of life, Assia had never lost her noble qualities and always enjoyed the company and respect of those around her.
Dear Assia, you had a bright life, and now you are on the way to the eternal light of God. May your soul rest in light and peace.
Family and friends will gather for a visitation at Elgin Funeral Home, Wednesday, September 14th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be conducted at Upper Cedar Creek Cemetery, Thursday, September 15th at 2:00 PM with Father Martiros Hakobyan presiding.