Gisele Devejian Tegrarian passed away, in the comfort of her wonderful home and bed early morning on Wednesday June 13, 2012 after a courageous fight with cancer.
She was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated from the Immaculate Conception Armenian Catholic Elementary school and went on to graduate from Roberts College, the Armenian Girls College, also in Istanbul, Turkey.
She was a great lover of both nature and art. She had a very beautiful voice and therefore sang in many choirs and singing groups.
She along with, her sister and parents, came to the United States in the 1950's. They settled in New York.
During that time she met and married her husband Haig, who was from New Jersey. Together they adopted a baby girl who they named Lorine. She is their pride and joy. They along with most of their extended family, moved to Durham, NC in 1974.
Gisele, was an avid flower lover. Her garden was the delight of the neighborhood walkers. She has two beautiful grandchildren whom they adore! Anthony Donovan Lewis and Aliza Michele Lewis. Their daughter's husband, David Lewis has been a great father and husband to his loving family.
Gisele was a loving, kind and caring wife, and mother. Her courage in her final months was remarkable. Her memory will never die. Her family will keep her in spirit always. She is survived by her husband, Haig Tegrarian; her sister, Nadine Vartanian; her daughter, Lorine Tegrarian-Lewis, grandchildren, Anthony Donovan Lewis, Aliza Michele Lewis and loved son in law, David Lewis.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home Friday, June 15, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral mass will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10am on Saturday June 16, 2012. The burial will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church Cemetary.
In lieu of flowers, please make monetary donations to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 810 W. Chapel Hill St. Durham NC 27701.