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June 30, 1977 ~ September 24, 2006
"Heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences."
SEASIDE – Ifraj "Iffi/Ika" Beyah died Sunday, September 24, 2006 in Oakland, at the age of 29, CA. A native of Seaside, CA Ifraj was born on June 30, 1977, in San Francisco, CA.
Ifraj was a true leader and accomplished much in her all too short lifetime. Her thirst for knowledge and adventure and drive for success lead her down many paths. A graduate of Seaside High School, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University, where she also served on the AmeriCorps Program in California, the Navajo Nation and El Salvador. She also completed Certificate studies in Real Estate, Massage and Sign Language. She was enrolled in a postgraduate program at Cal State East Bay at the time of her death. Through her success and achievement, she remained a woman of resilience, confidence, clarity and faith.
Ifraj loved her family deeply and cherished her friends. Her love for her family and friends brought smiles and joy whenever she was in their presence. Preceding her in death was grandfather, George Winston, cousin, Askia Bismillah.
Ifraj is survived by her son, Na'im Sadiq Beyah-Adams; her parents, Ira and Georgette Beyah; brothers: Ira (Bubba), Willie, Trevor, Hassan, Jason, Bob and Malcolm; Companion, 'Tone' Adams; god father, Fred Huntsman; aunt, Diane Bismillah-Henson; cousins: Tonya Bismillah, Tamar & Eric Collins and a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.
There will be a graveside service at Mission Memorial Park, 1915 Ord Grove Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955, Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. Immediately following will be A Celebration of Ifraj's Life at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Seaside, CA.
"Verily to Allah belongs what he took and to Him belongs what He gave, and everything with Him has an appointed time…."
Published in The Monterey Herald on Sept. 28, 2006