Serivces

Visitation One

Fri. Feb. 23, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Kevork Armenian Church

3211 Synott Road
Houston , TX 77082.

Funeral Mass

Sat. Feb. 24, 2018
11:00 am

St. Kevork Armenian Church

3211 Synott Road
Houston , TX 77082.

Burial

Sat. Feb. 24, 2018
12:30 pm

Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery

12800 Westheimer
Houston , TX 77077.
Fri. Feb. 23, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Kevork Armenian Church
3211 Synott Road
Houston , TX 77082.
Sat. Feb. 24, 2018
11:00 am
St. Kevork Armenian Church
3211 Synott Road
Houston , TX 77082.
Sat. Feb. 24, 2018
12:30 pm
Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
12800 Westheimer
Houston , TX 77077.
In Memory of
Oustian Sahagian
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Oustian Sahagian was a faithful Christian and humble servant of God. She is reunited with her beloved husband, Hovanes Sahagian. She leaves behind her sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Born in Sassoun, she grew up with many hardships. Her mother died when she was only 3 years old. She survived and escaped religious persecution in Turkey, lived as a refugee in Lebanon and then started a new life with her family in America. She was a founding member of the Houston Chapter of the Armenian Relief Society. The ARS helped her and her family come to the United States and she was so grateful that she ultimately devoted herself to the ARS cause and helping other families.

She was a Medzmama to all and a stranger to none. People were drawn to her kind and sweet spirit. Half of the Armenian community has been babysat by her, the other half has one of her beautifully knitted potholders, and everyone has been fed by her. Anyone who knows her knows about her amazing cooking. She cooked her food with “achkee chop” measurements, lots of love, and lots of butter. She prayed that whoever ate her food would be blessed. Her table had the blessing of abundance and no one ever left her house hungry.

She is a true example of love, compassion, forgiveness, humility, and generosity. As the matriarch of the family, she would often impart wisdom starting with the phrase “Asdvadz Medz Eh” and ending with "Asdvadz heddut ulah." She was an incredible example of a God-fearing, humble servant of Christ. She will be truly missed.

Oustian Sahagian is predeceased by her husband, Hovanes Sahagian. She is survived by her two sons and four daughters, eighteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces: Sam and Lorig Sahagian and their children Sammy, Seelva and her husband Justin, Stevie, and Seta; Siran and Serojh Allahverdian and their children Sevahn and her husband Kellen, Soneeg, Seelva and her husband Alec, and Anaheed; Elise and Jeff Barrett and their children Travis and Christine; Lucie and David Berberian, Jr, and their children Mariam, Siran, and David; Jack and Luciné Sahagian and their children Charlotte and Francesca; Jackie and Dennis Matusek and their children Preslie, Caleb, and Micaya, and great grandchildren, Myla, Wallace, Lily & Leeland.

Proverbs 31: 25-31
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

John 14:1-3
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

 

 

Wake
Saint Kevork Armenian Church (3211 Synott Road, Houston, TX 77082) on Friday, February 23 at 6:30-8:30 pm.

Funeral Service
Saint Kevork Armenian Church (3211 Synott Road, Houston, TX 77082) on Saturday, February 24 at 11:00 am with interment to follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery (12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Armenian Relief Society “Shogher” Chapter.

Charitable Donations may be made to:

Armenian Relief Society “Shogher” Chapter
517 West Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, 91202. Website Link