October 29, 1928 - September 26, 2013 Passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Glendale, CA at the age of 84. She leaves behind her son Greg (and wife) Jennifer along with her two grandchildren, Griffin and Andie who were the light of her life. Helen was married for over 50 years to Robert Shamlian who passed away in 2007. Helen was a graduate of Garfield High School and UCLA, electing to pursue a career in public education (English and foreign languages) in the Montebello Unified School District for 25 years. A gifted opera singer and pianist she enjoyed entertaining her many friends and family. A memorial service will be held at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral, Burbank CA on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Ararat Home of L.A., Inc. 15105 Mission Hills Rd., Mission Hills, CA 91345. (818) 365-3000.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2013