OBITUARY: Soroush Sanai-Araghi

Soroush Sanai-Araghi

Soroush Sanai-Araghi, Age 88, a resident of Franklin, TN, formerly of LA, CA died from gastric cancer on 11/30/21 surrounded by her daughter Susan Hyatt-Birnholz and son-in-law Michael Birnholz.

Soroush was born in Tehran in 1933 and attended medical school in Switzerland. She married Dr. Morteza Heyat in 1965 (now deceased) in Paris, France.

Soroush was a beloved mother, sister, and an accomplished painter. She is survived by her only daughter Susan Hyatt-Birnholz.

Donations in Soroush’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society

Soroush will be buried at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Glendale, CA.


  1. Mom – may you rest in peace in heaven. I know you will be creating beautiful art for all of eternity. you will be missed more than you know.

  2. Mom you were an inspiration. I could not have asked for a more devoted Mom. You were a fighter, a teacher and an incredible Artist. I have so much respect for you. You will always be with me, forever in my heart. You made me what I am today. Thank you for giving me life. God bless you in Heaven.


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