Poorandokht Haghighi, 85, of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, passed on May 22, 2021. Poorandokht was born on May 01, 1936.
She earned her bachelor's degree in midwifery at the university in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1960. She came to the United States in 1999.
She is survived by her beloved husband Kamal Partovi, M.D., her cherished son Dr. Afshin Partovi, her daughter, Dr. Iris Partovi, daughter in law Emer Martin, son-in-law, Dr. Arian Mozafari, Sister Dr. Azar Haghighi and her grandchildren Jasmine, Jade, and Ryan.
Pooran was a committed mother and grandmother, a spirited and generous woman with a deep belief in education for her family. She worked as a midwife for 20 years in Iran in her own private clinic and for the ministry of health. She was widely traveled and lived through great political upheaval in her native Iran which involved revolutions and wars always making sure her family were protected. She worked arduously under difficult circumstances to ensure that her children were safe, educated and successful in the U.S. She will be profoundly missed.