Obituary of Caren Yakupian |

Obituary of Caren Yakupian

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved aunt, great aunt, and sister in law Caren Yakupian on Sept. 21st, 2016.

Caren was born on Dec. 20, 1930 in Berlin, Germany, during difficult times and immigrated to the US in the 1953, living mainly in California. She was truly living the American dream living at one point on Sunset Blvd. replete with a convertible Cadillac. Caren loved to travel and ski and mostly to spend time with her beloved family. She had a generous heart, an infectious laugh and a great joie de vivre. She spent many years working at Howard Hughes International Aircraft Company in Los Angeles in International Finance until retirement, when she decided to make Grass Valley her home to live out her remaining years.

Some may remember her as the owner of the video store in Alta Sierra or as a long serving volunteer at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her niece Marlies (Richard) Farmer; along with their children Gabrielle, Diana and Christopher Farmer; nieces, Marina (Jose Pelayo); and sister-in-law Gerda Baumann.

Caren is preceded in death by her parents; and brother Horst Baumann, whom she loved dearly. We hope that they are joined in heaven riding again in that Cadillac. We would like to thank the staff at Wolf Creek Care Center for their incredible care, compassion, support and love for Caren!

We will miss her dearly!!!

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