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Stella Helghatian

September 10, 1921 - October 17, 2016

Birthdate: September 10, 1921

Place of Birth: Fresno

Date of Death: October 17, 2016

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Stella Helghatian was born on September 10, 1921 in Fresno, California to parents Osgian Helghatian and Armaven Garnookian Helghatian. She grew up during the Great Depression and was part of a very close knit Armenian family. She worked hard to save money to attend Fresno State College, and was the first in her family to graduate from college. Stella loved children and her passion was teaching. She dedicated over 30 years of her life to working with elementary school students and remained very active with the Retired Teachers' Association.

Stella was incredibly loyal and fiercely loved her family, friends, church, and the teaching community. She will be remembered for her spunky attitude and tenacious spirit. Her presence will be deeply missed.

Stella was preceded in death by her parents, Armaven and Osgian Helghatian, as well as her siblings, Ray, Harry, George, Rose, Violet and Julia.

Stella is survived by her niece, Frances (Warren) Sutherland; great-niece, Stacey Smith and fiance Greg Bruno; great-great nephew, Preston Smith; and cousin, Stanley Kondy.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Yost & Webb Funeral Home (1002 T Street, Fresno, CA 93721).

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul Armenian Church (3767 N. First St., Fresno, CA 93726). 

Interment will follow at Ararat Armenian Cemetery, 1925 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno, CA 93728.

Remembrances may be made to St. Paul Armenian Church, or to the donor's favorite charity.

Interment Information

Interment will be at Ararat Armenian Cemetery, 1925 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno, CA 93728.

Funeral Service Information

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul Armenian Church (3767 N. First St., Fresno, CA 93726). 


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