Eve Jacqueline Achekian

September 6, 1928 - April 1, 2020

Never one to shy away from a good joke – Beloved Wife, Mother, GMA, Auntie – Ms. Evelyn Achekian passed away in Hospice care in the early morning hours of April 1, 2020 in Cape Coral, FL, at the age of 91. She will be remembered as a caring, humorous, kind, and charming woman.

 Eve had lived an interesting life. Born in Paris, France in 1928, then as a child she moved to Heliopolis, Egypt with her parents Jirair and Augustine.  In 1955 she moved to New York with her husband Armen and son Steve. 

According to a story that she was proud of telling, while growing up in Egypt she had several suitors, one which specially comes to mind was a Saudi-Arabian Prince who discovered her in Beirut while she was vacationing with her parents. 

After her husband passed in 1961, she went to work as an Advanced Hairstylist Instructor at Wilfred Academy school in Manhattan, NY. As a very successful Styling demonstrator, she traveled to various countries around the world by requests from her hosts. She was called Eve of Paris. She used to tell very interesting stories of her experiences in these foreign countries. One specific story comes to mind when she was invited by the government of Haiti where she saw Voodoo Ritual.

In 1991 she retired and moved in with her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter where she helped raise her granddaughter in Maryland. Her granddaughter became a big part of her life and they loved each other dearly.  As her granddaughter had her own children, GMA Eve became a big part of her great-grandchildren’s lives also. 

 Eve was preceded in death by her husband, Armen. Eve is survived by her only son and daughter-in-law, Steve (Tomiko) Achekian, also of Cape Coral, FL; one granddaughter, Jackie; and five great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many other extended family members and dear friends who will miss her greatly.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Guestbook

  1. Lynda Ariyan Apr 7, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Auntie Evie, you were a kind and caring soul. You will be missed. I love you, Lynda

  2. Alan Nesbitt Apr 7, 2020 at 10:39 am

    She will be missed. We sure enjoyed knowing her our short time. A very gracious and beautiful lady.

  3. Pat &Walt Miller Miller Apr 7, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Eve was quite the lady. Since the early eighties she made us feel part of her family and special. We loved her and will cherish our memories with her. Rest In Peace my dear Eve.

  4. Mitchell Kaplan Apr 7, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    My beloved Auntie Eve. You’ve been a special and loved person in my life from the very beginning. From the first time you held me in your arms as a newborn in Brooklyn, NY over 50 years ago until the present day. I love you with all my heart and pray you are in peace. Until we meet again in Heaven,🙏🏻❤️
    Love always,
    Your Mitchell “Michelle” Kaplan❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😥

  5. Philippe CHAURAND Apr 8, 2020 at 3:47 am

    Goodbye Evelyne, R.I.P.
    You joined your husband and your parents (you may meet mine in the afterlife).
    You were a great lady.
    I am wholehartedly with you S. and T.

    PS thank you for your message cause i no longer have your contact information in Florida.

  6. Philippe CHAURAND Apr 8, 2020 at 4:12 am

    Goodbye Evelyne -Requiescat in pace-. You joined your husband and your parents (you may meet mine in the afterlife). You were a great lady. I am wholehartedly with you S and T.

  7. Philippe CHAURAND Apr 8, 2020 at 4:35 am

    Steve, I am sending a message by MSN.

  8. Frances Stewart Apr 8, 2020 at 10:18 am

    I was honored to meet you, Eve. I know you are now in your Mansion – and we’ll meet again! ♥♥

  9. Böttcher Apr 8, 2020 at 10:40 am

    We are are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Eve. Sincerely Ute and Uli Böttcher

  10. Deborah Nelson Apr 16, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    I will miss Grandma (Eve) she was my very dear friend, and mentor. I loved to go visit her across the street and listen to her stories of her wonderful life. I miss seeing her sweeping the driveway. I know Grandma you are at piece now and you are with your husband. When you moved to Florida, we cold not see each other but we talked once a week or more if I had a story to share with you. I wish I could of come to see you before you went to be with GOD. I have a new angle watching over me. I miss and love you, your in my prayers and heart eveyday,

  11. Marilyn Adrine Apr 23, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Cousin Evelyne, I remember you in your apartment in New York when I first arrived in America in 1964, and I was only 14 years old. I knew then that my mother Anna and your parents were very fond of each other. I remember you came to visit at my parents house in Bethesda, Md. in the 1970’s sitting on our back yard. Just a few years ago we met again at a hospital in Washington, D.C. Your happy smiles to meet again inspired me. I admire you for being my oldest cousin and me being the youngest cousin from my mother’s side. Like you I keep smiling whenever I feel happy and safe with people. Thank you Evelyne. Adrine Marilyn

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