Upasana “Gopu” Saini (Dec 1954 – April 2011) Upasana was born and raised in India and was the only child of Shanta Kumari and Dindayal Saini. She was a very fun-loving, adventurous child and could do no wrong in the eyes of her father, who lovingly addressed her as “boy”. As a young child, she developed a sweet tooth that made her crave all types of desserts which her mother would diligently make for her. Her house then became the frequent “after school” stop for her friends. Upasana attended college in New Delhi where her vibrant and engaging personality was enjoyed by her teachers and close circle of college friends. She was very social, but also studious, earning her undergraduate degree Biological Science. She even played sports and ran sprints for the track team. She also loved to travel and participated in all the college excursions. After graduating college, she became a teacher for young elementary school children. She then got married and moved to the United States and gave birth to a son and daughter. She spent days raising them and nights working as an assembler/test technician. She then resided in India for a brief amount of time before returning back to the United States to be close to her children, spending her last years living in Los Angeles. After a long, courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease, Upasana passed away with her family by her side on April 16th, 2011. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed for her wonderful sense of humor with a laugh that would brighten up a room. She loved to sing and dance, play games, hang out with friends and family, and of course loved eating sweets! She is survived by her mother Shanta, son Ajay, daughter and son in law, Tarang and Robert; and the light of her life, her granddaughter Keilani.

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  1. My deepest sympathies to Tarang, Rob and Keilani. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.

  2. My prayers are with you at this time in your life,God giveth and He taketh blessed be His name…He will give you peace and comfort just continue to trust Him..Love yo.

  3. My heartfelt sympathy to your entire family in the loss of someone so special . I will always remember my sweet cousin’s laugh , her gentle and generous spirit. May you rest in peace

  4. I will always remember Gopu’s infectious giggle and all the fond memories from our childhood. May she find peace and find her “Tai” up there. With lots of love to Ajay & Tina, Auntie Neelu & Uncle Wes

  5. We will cherish many memories of Gopu. Gopu you were so kind to us when we came back to the US from Korea with my new bride. You taught Inhee how to cook so many Indian dishes that I still I enjoy to date. Thanks for the wonderful memories. You will be missed and precious memories will linger in our souls.

  6. Dearest Tarang, My deepest condolences to you and your family. I am thinking of you this week and sending love to you all. Love, Holli

  7. My deepest sympathies for you, Tarang, and your family. I pray that you will find comfort in the memories of your mom, in the caring words of friends, and in God who promises to give comfort, peace and strength to those who are in need.

  8. We will remember Gopu as a lively and cheerful younger sister. May she find eternal peace. Ajay and Tina, we share your sorrow and wish you strength in this difficult time.

  9. Auntie Upasana – Thank you so much for all the loving memories. We will miss and cherish you forever. Love, Sean, Catherine & James Soni

  10. Dear Ajay, Tina, and Vijay, we are deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Gopu. May the lord rest her soul in peace and grant comfort to all of you for this big loss. I have so many fond memories of growing up with her and will always remember her as a young, vivacious and a bright girl. You are constantly in our prayers. The video tribute was beautiful and brought back fond memories. Peace and love to you all.

  11. Our deepest and sincerest condolences. You were extremely lucky to have such a wonderful mother who brought nothing but joy and laughter in this world. She will be missed. TheSlades

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