Beatrice S. Bazarian

Beatrice S. Bazarian

September 16, 1922 ~ June 18, 2012

Beatrice S. Bazarian September 16, 1922 – June 18, 2012 Beatrice was married to Martin M. Bazarian for 55 years. In their early years together they were professional tango dancers. They enjoyed Armenian family traditions, entertaining, cooking and card groups. Sister to her much loved brother Leon Caragulian and dear sister Joyce Berberian. Mother to only daughter Candace Gail Feliz, married to Donald Feliz. Grandmother to Stacy Lee Martinez, Lesley Alison Feliz and Michael James Feliz. Blessing from God to be great-grandma to Leo, Gabrealle, Leighton and Christian. The focus of her life was always her family. May her peace now be in the presence of our Lord. Funeral service will be at 10 am on Friday, June 22 at O’Connor Mortuary, Laguna Hills. Donations may be made in Beatrice's name to: Sunrise Hospice Care Corp. 5120 E. La Palma Ave. Anaheim Hills, CA 92807 Phone (714) 970-0081

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  1. Marilou Barsam June 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I haven’t seen “Bee” for over 40 years but can still recall her smile and infectious laughter. Her trademark was her fashionable style as she always was well dressed and cool looking for a mom. She adored her daughter and her daughter’s friends and showed it; always warm and welcoming. She made her home feel like yours when you were there visiting. For me she was the “fun” mom that let us stay up late, and who could get just as silly as we did.
    Candy,I am sorry she has passed but hearing she suffered I am glad she is at peace and with God. I know your faith will bring you comfort and just think of all the loving memories you can carry on for her. My condolences to your entire family.
    Marilou (Barsam) or lou-lou as she and your dad called me:)

  2. Marilou Barsam June 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm - Reply

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  3. Stacy Martinez June 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm - Reply

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  4. Stacy Martinez June 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm - Reply

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  5. Stacy Martinez June 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    You were a continued blessing to my life all these years and continued as a Great-Grandma to my children and for that I thank you with all my heart. We will miss you greatly. Love always, Stacy

  6. Robin Bianchi June 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

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  7. Robin Bianchi June 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Even though we may not be near cousin, you are in my heart and I am praying for you and your family. You will make it through because you have faith. Any, mom, Auntie Bea, is in the comfort of the Lord’s arms. I can see her now, with Auntie Jo, as you would call herl and Nana. The three blonde bomb shells, three beautiful women with hearts of gold. They are all surely missed, but they have left behind a beautiful legacy that will live on forever.

    Be at peace,

    Love and miss you all…..Rozie!

  8. Mary Linzmeier June 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm - Reply

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  9. Shelly & Craig Stolnack June 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm - Reply

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  10. Shelly & Craig Stolnack June 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Candy & Don,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

    Rest in peace Momma Bee

  11. Mardi Balgochian and Paul Santos June 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm - Reply

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  12. Mardi Balgochian and Paul Santos June 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I remember when we were kids at Auntie Liz and Uncle Aram’s house in Northridge, and I kept nagging Auntie Bee to come in for a swim. She refused, saying her hair would turn green, but she eventually came in and it didn’t…it turned purple! Gave us all a good chuckle.

  13. Charlene Bazarian June 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    I have so many fond memories of Aunt Bea and Uncle Marty from my childhood. I remember her always laughing and always looking so beautiful. I have heard that they were quite good dancers from my mom and that they used to tango. I always think of them both whenever I have a tango lesson. I’ll bet they were amazing. I know there are no words to make you feel less cheated out of more years together. We had amazing parents, and that’s what makes the loss so great. Much love.
    Charlene Bazarian

  14. Lesley Feliz June 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm - Reply

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  15. Lesley Feliz June 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm - Reply


    I love you so so sooooo much! you were my everything and I am so thankful that I have such an amazing Angel to watch over me and Leighton. You will be greatly missed and know, not a day will go by where I dont think of you. XOXOXOXO BACHEEKS!!!!

  16. Candy Feliz, daughter June 21, 2012 at 12:38 am - Reply

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  17. Candy Feliz, daughter June 21, 2012 at 12:45 am - Reply

    Mom – you are the best Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. Your whole family, nieces, nephews, your brother, sister-in laws and Godchildren miss you and treasure all the memories you gave them growing up. Your friends adore you and the outpouring of love going on right now I know you see from heaven and know what a tribute this is to your life on earth and land mark you left to all. As I told you in your last days we will all be fine until we meet again with Dad and the family. I promise to be the best I can to this family and carry on what you and Dad taught me. ALL my friends growing up have also left beautiful messages and memories of you to-What a tribute Mom to you and to Dad. Rest with Jesus.xo

  18. Alison Hochgraf June 21, 2012 at 1:36 am - Reply

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  19. Dianne Bazarian June 21, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Auntie Bea and Uncle Marty were the Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire of the Bazarian clan! I have fond memories of the times we were able to get together with everyone during the last 30+ years I have been in the family. Lots of style and class, and a great sense of humor. Although we are many miles apart, know that we are thinking of you and your family Candy, during this difficult time.

    With love,
    Dianne, David, Jonathan and Matthew Bazarian

  20. Krista Maher & Mike Moura June 21, 2012 at 10:08 am - Reply

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  21. Krista Maher & Mike Moura June 21, 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Although i do not have many personal memories of auntie bee, The family memories and the one memory of our last visit(years and years ago) with auntie bee and uncle Marty will forever stay in my heart!I will always remember uncle marty staring at my brother in disbelief when he noticed jason’s ear piercing on one of our visits to CA.and of course auntie bee came to jasons rescue!

    Forever in my heart and soul. Lots of love..
    xoxo Krista and Mike

  22. Diane Luster June 21, 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    My mom and dad, Sonia and Haig Haydostian shared so many wonderful memories with Bee and Marty! I always remember Bee wearing a “bee” pin, in honor or her name! She was full of life, love, and laughter…just as the saying goes, “Life, Love, Laugh!” Bee was an incredible friend to my mom during one of the darkest times in her life. My whole family will never forget how she was there for her, always. One incredibly loving memory I have is of you, Candy, when Lesley came into your lives. You were lying on the couch with baby Lesley on your chest and the look in your mom’s eyes, as we were all there sharing that moment, was one I will never forget…she had such love for all of you. Makes me cry just thinking of that time…In Loving Memory…Diane & Gary Luster, Sonia Haydostian

  23. Arleen Bazarian June 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Candy, i am so sorry about your mother. We met at the hospital a few days before you were born. She was the one who introduced me to your Uncle Joe.. We doubled dated with your father and mother quite a bit. The both of them were so funny. I missed them when they moved to California. Be strong you’re mother would want that for you. Love, Auntie Arleen

  24. Arleen Bazarian June 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm - Reply

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  25. Valerie Bazarian Maher June 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm - Reply

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  26. Marie Langone June 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm - Reply

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  27. Marie Langone June 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I was fortunate to have met Mama Bea (as I came to call her) and share lasting memories with her, on two occasions – once in 2000 when I visited California and met Candy for the first time, to celebrate Easter, and again just this past December.

    I instanly felt like part of the family – Mama Bea opened her home, and her heart, and offered her friendship and love… to me.. a complete stranger! You couldn’t help but like her at once… that bright and happy smile just sucked you right in! (just like her daughter’s, who I’d venture to say, has inherited the best of her)

    We exchanged holiday greeting cards and such, for a while, until life got in the way…and as fate would have it… I came to California in December 2011, when Mama Bea was in a nursing home and no longer at her best. Yet she remembered me, and once again gave me her bright smile and made me feel right at home and so welcomed and loved.

    I am so grateful that I got to know her at her best, although briefly.

    The journey of life – and death – is one that we all must take, but hopefully we get to meet a few Mama Bea’s along the way. I feel blessed that I did.

    And I truly feel great sympathy for those of you who have had her in your lives, for all of your lives, for the loss of her, here on earth, is no doubt hard to bear.

    Know that if I could have been with you, I would have….
    Know that if I could have helped, I would have…
    Know that my prayers were, and will continue to be….

    And know that I believe in a merciful and loving God who helped Mama Bea’s passing from this life, to another, where she can not only be at her best again, but hopefully, even better!!!

    My dearest sissy, Candy… I share your tears.

    God’s grace and mercies be upon you and your family in your time of grief, and when the dawn comes, so do the loving arms of Jesus…


  28. Guy & Leah Greene June 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm - Reply

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  29. Valerie Bazarian Maher June 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry I can’t be with you now to pay tribute to our lovely Auntie Bee and her life on earth. She was so supportive of me and my family struggles, I will never forget that. I will miss you Aunt Bee.
    I wish I could be with you all now to share all the stories, memories and love that she has brought together with her passing. She is on to a better place with out pain and suffering. Please know I’m with you in mind and spirit every step of the way. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love and deepest sympathy,

  30. Libby Tartaro June 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm - Reply


    I can still see your mother as she looked the first time I met her. We were at Rainbow, such young innocent girls, barely teenagers. She was stunning and remained beautiful throughout her life. I have many wonderful memories of time spent with both your mother and father, especially the sleepovers. I was so thankful to be able to see her again in 1999 when we met for lunch with both of our mothers in California. My heart goes out to you and your entire family at this sad, difficult time. Take care and comfort in your memories.



  31. Aram Bazarian June 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm - Reply

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  32. Ewart Brown August 13, 2013 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I want to thank you all for taking the time out to say such sweet things about this lady. I don’t know her personally but I do know that she was once girlfriend to one of my most revered leaders Malcolm X. They had quite a ride together and I hope that she came to terms with what was done to him before his untimely death. Thank You

  33. Josephine September 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    I am currently reading, “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention” and I always enjoy putting a face to a name. I am sorry for all of your losses, but be blessed to know that Bea Bazarian was a pivotal part of shaping Malcolm X, a man many believe to be one of the most influental Civil Rights leaders. The book hints at the fact that there there time together was tumultuous, but it is incredible that your relative knew this icon like no other. A number of people would gladly take her place to know the inner workings of a mind as great as his. You all are so blessed that you had a woman such as Bea to share suchincredible interesting stories about this time with you. She must have been an incredible woman

  34. lesley August 4, 2014 at 1:15 am - Reply

    There isnt a DAY or second that goes by where I don’t think about you. You were my everything and I love you so much!!!!!!! I hope you are looking down smiling and watching over me. Everything I do is for you ?? always and forever … LES

  35. Malcolm May 10, 2020 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Wow this was the lady that was arrested with Malcolm X in the 40s.

  36. Sophia July 12, 2020 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I hope that one day her family will speak about her life that included her time with Malcom X. You can’t erase history, they were together, her sister knew him as well. As we all know this knowledge will continue to live in the internet even if the family never addresses it. Perhaps Facebook searches and the family names written here will allow a journalist to conduct interviews. May she rest eternally. Be blessed to all.

    • Charles November 7, 2020 at 5:35 am - Reply

      I’m surprised she never got interviewed

  37. Malcolm Little February 20, 2021 at 9:57 pm - Reply

     Was she really the girlfriend of Malcol X back in the day? Shout out to her. A legend! RIP

  38. Sophia Sanneh February 27, 2021 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    I’m not sure how I came across a photo of this woman but I look a lot like her. I’m sorry for your loss and wish I could have asked her a few questions. My birth name is Sophia Rebecca and they told me I was named after my grandmother. I wonder if she daughter between 1956 to 1958 and any ties to MN, NY, MI or Canada.

    Have a blessed life and again sorry for your loss.

  39. Hebrew Yisrael March 3, 2021 at 1:01 pm - Reply

     Did she ever talk about Malcolm X?

    • Sharon March 25, 2021 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Thats what i desperately want to know. How do people know for a fact that it was her Malcolm dated? I can only find 1 source and he does not state how he found out.  

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