Jal Maya Gurung

Posted Online: Nov. 19, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Jal Maya Gurung, 72, of Rock Island, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Prayer services are 9 a.m. today at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Cremation will follow the prayer service.
Jal Maya was born Nov. 1, 1940 in Bhutan. She came to the United States in 2010 from Nepal.
Survivors include her son, Kharka (Gau Maya) Gurung; grandson, Dhoj Gurung; granddaughters, Sangeeta and Bishnu Gurung; great-grandchildren, Samuel and Shyal Gurung, all of Rock Island; two sisters; and the Bhutanese community.


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