DETROIT — Armenian Genocide survivor Ramela Carman died on August 6 at the Manoogian Manor. She was 102.
Carman was believed to be the only Armenian Genocide survivor in Michigan.
Her family and friends gathered at Manoogian Manor in Livonia in April to mark her birthday. On the occasion, the local paper did a story on her, which the Mirror-Spectator reproduced.
She was born on April 7, 1914 in Yozgat, Turkey, to the late Mihran and Makrouhi Nishanian.
She was the wife of the late Masa Carman; sister-in-law of the late Edward Carman, Agnes Carman (Peter) Hovsepian, the late Harry (Rosemary) Carman, and the late Margaret (the late Mardig) Hatcherian; cousin of Silva Trika and family, Istanbul, Turkey.
Carman was too young during the Genocide to have horrific memories of it, but relatives told her that her father was one of the people whom the government forced to march off one day.