July 31, 1921 - August 8, 2023
Born on July 31, 1921, in Kenosha, she was the daughter of the late Egysha and Siranush (Bogosian) Kalvonjian. She was educated in local schools; received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from UW-Madison and a master’s degree in library sciences from the Dominican University in River Forest, IL.
Araxie moved to New York in 1945 to work at Lederle Labs. She spent a few years in St. Petersburg, FL as a lab assistant with Pinellas County City Health Department. After a short time in Wadworth, WI with the U.S. Standard Products, she accepted a position with Dr. Benjamin Dugger, who discovered aureomycin. After returning to Kenosha in 1961, she received a degree in Library Science the worked at the Kenosha Public Library and Gateway Technical College libraries as a librarian. She retired in 1994.
But no grass was going to grow under her feet! She continued to travel the world and was blessed with the opportunity to meet people in all walks of life.
Survivors include her niece, Narees (Walter) Breach; two grand nieces, Heather (Danial) and Holly; her great grandniece, Julia; her great grand nephews, Sebastian and Gabriel and extended family and friends.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Inurnment will take place in Green Ridge Cemetery, 6604 7th Ave., on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 1:30 p.m.
Service Date August 16, 2023
Funeral Home Piasecki Funeral Home
SERVICE LOCATION Green Ridge Cemetery
Inurnment will take place in Green Ridge Cemetery, 6604 7th Ave., Kenosha, WI on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 1:30 p.m.