Memorial Planned to Honor Jasmine Chobanian

BOSTON — Jasmine Chobanian of Natick died on July 25.

The Boston University community will honor her, whom they had regarded as “first lady” of the university during the many years that her husband, Dr. Aram V. Chobanian, serve in the university’s leadership, with a memorial service on Monday, September 15, at 3 p.m., at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave.

She will be remembered as a world traveler, voracious reader, raconteur, nature lover, bird watcher and sports fan.

Chobanian was a patron of the arts and a humanitarian, serving on the Board of Trustees of the Boston Ballet. She was also active in efforts to provide aid to the people of Armenia after the earthquake in 1988.

She was a graduate of Brown University. She was a talented painter and studied with Conger Metcalf at the Boston Museum School, now the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She worked for many years as a researcher at Thorndike Memorial Laboratories at Boston City Hospital.

To honor Chobanian’s memory, contributions may be made to the Chobanian Scholarship Fund at Boston University School of medicine, c/o Development Office, 72 East Concord St., L219, Boston, MA 02118; St. Stephen’s Armenian Church, 38 Elton Ave., Watertown, MA 02472 or The Fund for Armenian Relief, 630 Second Ave., New York, NY 10016.