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Besat Edraki

Besat Shahnaz Edraki was born on May 8th 1943 in Qazvin, Iran to Baha’i parents. She was the youngest of eight children. She married Jahangir Edraki at the age of 18 and had two children, Babak and Bita. In 1976, the Edraki family immigrated to the United States where she received her degree in interior design and floral arrangement. She worked as a florist and for many years had her own floral design business. In 2005, she lost her husband. On October 6th 2017 she passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by two children, four grandchildren, a sister, and four brothers.
She was the epitome of kindness and grace and had a positive impact in the lives of all who interacted with her. She will be sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family of Besat Edraki humbly requests donations in her honor to the following:

  1. Any of the Baha’i funds (for Baha’is only)
  2. National Cancer Institute (NCI Building 31, Room 11A 16, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892)
  3. Glaucoma Research Foundation
  4. Melanoma Research Alliance
  5. John Muir Health Cancer Institute, Research Fund
  6. Stanford University Cancer Institute
  7. Tahirih Justice Center

Or any other worthy cause of your choice.

Funeral service
October 14, 2017
1:30 pm
- 3:30 pm
Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park
Highway 92 at Skyline Blvd San Mateo, CA 94402
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October 14, 2017
3:30 pm
- 4:15 pm
Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park
Highway 92 at Skyline Blvd San Mateo, CA 94402
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October 14, 2017
4:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
Vista Room
Lifemark Center at Skylawn Memorial Park San Mateo, CA 94402
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  1. A Shining Example

    Written by: Sue Khavari

    We try to teach virtues to children and Shahnaz Khanum embodied them all. Kindness, generosity, caring concern, consideration for others, the list is very long. It was a great privilege to know Shahnaz well for many years. Quite simply, one always felt her radiance and deep spiritual devotion while in her company. Thankfully, the Writings tell us that death does not permanently separate from those we love — there is a reunion in the next world.

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