On December 22, 2021, the world lost a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend, and confection connoisseur.  Side by side with her loving husband Mamad, Kaivan Mohamadzadeh sweetly led and lived an adventurous life the way she wanted across multiple countries and continents. Her natural curiosity and friendly demeanor encouraged kindness in others and left a positive mark wherever she went.  Kaivan had a sense of duty for her beloved that could never be shaken, even in the hardest of times. She left this world peacefully and surrounded by her loved ones.

Her commitment to her family was matched only by her passion for her profession. Kaivan was a nurse and midwife who dedicated her life to the care of others. As a devout champion for underserved communities, she worked tirelessly to improve the health and lives of women and children. She delivered hundreds of babies, and ran her own clinic at a time when opening a women-run business was not easy.  She took pride in helping those in need and often offered her services for free or accepted payment of whatever her patients could afford–most notably a rooster on one occasion.  Her accomplishments as a career woman were never second to her love and commitment for her family.  Nothing stopped Kaivan when she was determined.

Kaivan was a role model to many—especially her daughters. She taught them how to be independent women, how to juggle a demanding career, build a loving family, and stay strong through any adversity. She was inspirational to her sisters and brothers, and was the most loving of daughters. To those that knew her she was a fearless ally in tireless pursuit of what she believed to be her duty. Most of all, Kaivan was gentle. She was good natured and kind. She had a zest for life. She loved nature, flowers, and all things sweet.

Kaivan’s marriage to Mamad was one of those sweet things and one that all aspire to achieve–over five decades of the most committed partnership, love, understanding, support, family, adventure, and fulfillment.  They had a bond that could never be broken, even now.

Kaivan’s influence and legacy lives on beyond her passing through her loving husband, adoring children, grandchildren, sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, loved ones, and the thousands of lives she touched.  She was the epitome of good taste, of gentle kindness, and of commitment to humanity. To all the babies she helped bring to this world, her own family, and for those she met in passing by, she was the most fun grown-up to be around. Kaivan’s two grandchildren were the light of her life.  We remember her beautiful soul, but most of all for her iron will: Kaivan never ever gave up.

She will be missed immensely by all who had felt her love.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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