It is with a deep sorrow that the community of 

St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church

announces the passing of

Dirouhie (Dee) Shrikian

Age 64, passed away on November , 2023

On this sad occasion, the Pastor, Board of Trustees, and all the auxiliary bodies of St. Sarkis Church, extend their heartfelt sympathy to Dirouhie's family members.

Dee was a gentle, graceful, and generous person. Her battle with breast cancer began 14 years ago, but she was not defined by the disease. She loved to travel and explore the world, appreciated music of many genres, loved to dance and was a wonderful cook who enjoyed baking and entertaining family and friends. Dee was a beautiful, kind soul who led a rich and fulfilling life before and after her diagnosis.


Dirouhie was the daughter of the late Reverend Dr. Gorun Shrikian and Yeretzgeen Arpine Shrikian. She is survived by her sister Anie (Greg) Chinarian, brother Movses (Mary Anne) Shrikian, nieces and nephews, Ahrev (Hulsey) Smith, Dr. Tamar Shrikian, Zaven Shrikian, Arram Chinarian and Kohar (Joseph) Gikas and her cherished grandniece Arpiné Cecilia Smith.

She is loved and will be deeply missed by her many relatives, friends, and co-workers.


Visitation will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PST. at Forty Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church located at 5313 W. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704. Funeral Service to begin at 10:30 a.m.

There will be a private service in Michigan at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, 19300 Ford Road, Dearborn, Michigan. She will be laid to eternal rest alongside her beloved father and mother.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church (click here to make an online donation), Forty Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church 5313 W. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704, or the Sue J. Gross Comprehensive Breast Center, Hoag Women’s Health Institute, Newport Beach, CA (Click Here).


California Funeral Services: O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy., Laguna Hills, CA 92653; (877) 872-2736.

Michigan Burial Services: Edward Korkoian Funeral Home 836 N. Main St. Royal Oak, MI 48067, (248)541-8325.


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May God rest her soul in eternal peace.

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