Bela Ashouri Yonan
Sept. 20, 1933-Oct. 26, 2022
Bela Ashouri Yonan was born in 1933 and passed peacefully on October 26th, 2022 surrounded by her family. Bela immigrated to the United States in the early 1960s and attended Georgetown before ultimately moving west and graduating from San Jose State with a degree in Interior Design. She and her husband Charles moved to Pleasanton in 1967 where they raised their daughter, Frances. Bela worked for nearly 30 years at Viacom Cable in the engineering department, even earning Employee of the Year. During this time, she also had a thriving Interior decorating business. After retirement, Bela was active at the Pleasanton Senior Center and volunteered at Stanford Medical Center. Throughout her life, Bela was a proud Assyrian and had an unshakable faith in God. She entertained frequently and always welcomed family and friends into her home. She will be remembered for her elegance, her generosity and her easy laugh. She is survived by her husband Charles, sister Flora, brother Fred, daughter Frances (and son-in-law David Hoge), as well as her grandchildren AnnaBella and Charlie and many beloved nieces and nephews.