Burbank Leader, CA
Nov 29 2014

Burbank woman turns 108 on Thanksgiving

By Alene Tchekmedyian, [email protected]
November 29, 2014 | 12:00 p.m.

Burbank resident Theresa Alexian turned 108 years old on Thanksgiving
Day, giving her family members, who described her as a "living saint,"
a reason to be especially thankful.

The youngest of four children, Alexian was born in Iran to a priest of
the Armenian Apostolic Church and a homemaker, according to her
niece's son Raffi Bandarian.

While she never married, she devoted her life to raising her niece
and her niece's three sons, one of whom described her as loving to
sing, cook and make a nice home for her family.

According to Bandarian, Alexian said she has no enemies.

"If I had one... I would tell them that I loved them very much," he
recalled her saying.


From: A. Papazian