Eve Jacqueline Achekian
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.