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Durvasula Bala Tripura Sundari

11/15/1936 - 01/10/2016
Service Date: 01/16/2016
Service Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, Arizona






The mother is everything in life.

She is the consolation in our sadness, the hope in our

distress, the strength in our weakness.

She is the source of compassion, she is love and grace.

He who loses his mother loses a breast on which to lay

his head, a hand that blesses him, a gaze that protects him.

                          ~Kahlil Gibran



Tribute to Durvasula Bala Tripura Sundari

November 15, 1936 ~ January 10, 2016

Durvasula Bala Tripura Sundari, 79, passed away peacefully at 2:25 am January 10, 2016 in Chandler, AZ, USA.  Sundari “Sue”, although fighting a long battle with her illness, never once gave up her spirit & love of life.  Through trials and tribulations of life, our mother continued to be a pillar of strength for the family.

Born in Rajahmundry, India she migrated to the USA with her late husband and 3 children in 1967.  Although settling her life in the USA, she never gave up her traditions and culture . . . her roots.

She was a loving wife and a mother to her 3 children Somayajulu (Sam), Lakshmi and Radhika, who will continue her legacy and traditions.  She is also survived by her son-in-law, Nagendra Prasad Palakodaty; daughter-in-law, Indu Durvasula; and grandchildren: Sri Rama Durvasula, Janardan Durvasula, Shivani Palakodaty and Srikari Palakodaty.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone touching our mother’s life.  We thank God for the gift of her life and the blessing of time spent with our mother.

A Memorial / Visitation service, celebration of life, will take place honoring Durvasula B. Sundari on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr, Mesa, Arizona, USA 85213.  Hindu Priest Kameswara Sarma will officiate.  Cremation will be at Bunker’s East Valley Crematory.

In the depth of your hopes and desires,

Lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;

And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow,

Your heart dreams of spring

                            ~ Kahlil Gibran



  • Sherri Baughman

    Love, thoughts, prayers go out to all who’s heart she touched – she touched mine & is sadly missed!

  • Dear Sam,
    My most deepest and sincere condolences for the passing of your Mother. You and the rest of your family are on my family’s prayers and thoughts.
    God Bless

  • Dear Sam,
    I am saddened to hear about the demise of your beloved mother. There are no words to express my concern for this great loss to you and all other members of your family. Though I was never privileged to meet her, I believed you when you said your mother was a kind lady, helpful to others and possessed of great qualities of head and heart.
    You have to bear this loss with patience and courage. Time will surely heal your wounds in due course.
    My sympathies are with you.


    Timothy Radden

  • Doula Zaharopoulos

    My condolences to the family. May her memory be eternal.

  • Bhushan & Jaya Chouhan

    Dear Sam, Indu, Radhika & all family members, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Mom was awesome and a happy sole. She touched many hearts with her charisma, love, enthusiasm and sharp memory. She will be missed by many but her memories will be always cherished. with Love.

  • Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Try to find some comfort in the beautiful memories you have of all the good times and know she will always be with you. There is nothing quite like a mother’s love –cherish that! Love, especially to Lakshmi

  • Dear Radhika,
    May your mother’s loving memories forever be in your heart and may the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers to you and the family during this difficult time.

  • My deepest condolences. Her legacy will live on through her children and grandchildren for many generations to come. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Rad- My heart sorrows for you and your family. You did a wonderful job caring for your Mother in her last days and her Spirit will carry that with her for eternity. Nothing can take away the memories and experiences you have made with your Mother and the unconditional Love she had for you! Sending caring prayers from me and your co-workers

  • Indu: please accept my condolences for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Losing a loved one is hard but the memories live on forever. Hope you find

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Much love your way as you celebrate and remember your mother/mother-in-law.

  • Michelle Oberheu

    Dear Sam, Indu and entire family- my heartfelt sympathies to all of you during this difficult time. I know you have such fond memories of your mom (mother-in-law) that will be with you forever. So glad you were able to spend Thanksgiving with her this past year. I am thinking of you during this difficult time. Enjoy the celebration of Sue’s life with your family. Sending many hugs.


  • Durvasula "Sash" Sastry & Lakshmi Sastry

    Dear Sam, Locky and Radha,
    Please accept our rather belated but most sincere and Heart-felt Condolences on behalf of our family on this sad occasion of your mother’s passing. Both your mom and dad did a lot for our family when my wife first came to the States. No one can take her place. All three of you must have lot of pleasant memories of her. Please cherish them. Of course you can talk to her any time you wish as nobody can erase her picture from the backs of your heads. We’ll keep you guys in our thoughts & prayers and pray for her soul to rest in peace in Heaven! Love,
    Lucky, Sash, Dinesh & Manoj.

  • T.V.S. RAO & PADMA

    Heartfelt condolences to Sam, Lakshmi and Radhika. May God grant you the fortitude to bear the loss and May the departed soul rest in peace.

  • Indu- I’m saddened to hear about you and your family’s loss. I know how much you cared about her. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kumar and Jayne Pemmaraju

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was an amazing woman, and we have such warm memories of her grace and kindness.

    With Love and Condolences, Siva, Jayne, Dimitrios, and Nicko.

  • Abhishek &Sheetal Ticku

    We are so sorry for your loss . We will be praying for your family. May she rest in peace.

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