Our beloved Daljit Kaur Sekhon (“Bebe Ji”) has passed on. We celebrate her legacy and the impact she has had on the lives of many. \nBebe Ji was born in what was formerly known as lylpur, Punjab, India in 1927. Daughter of Lal Singh Chahal and Kartar Kaur Chahal, Bebe Ji was a proud resident of Utah who also cherished the land of her birth. \nAlong with her siblings, Bebe Ji was raised by her loving parents and extended family in the villages of Khealy and Raycot in rural Punjab, India. Bebe Ji and her siblings maintained a close bond and mutual fondness that was sown over their collective survival of the harrowing partition of British India that was tragic for millions. \nBebe Ji spoke often of her siblings and their spouses and the importance they played in her life. It was a joy for her children and grandchildren to watch Bebe Ji and her siblings reunite from time to time over the years as they would undoubtedly fall back into playful adolescents as if time had never passed. \nIn the late 1940s, Bebe Ji married Dr. Gurmukh Singh Sekhon (“Papa Ji”). The newlyweds settled in the village of Dakha, Ludhiana, Punjab. Bebe Ji and Papa Ji welcomed their eldest daughter Surinderpal (“Goodie”) in 1955. She was followed by their middle child, daughter Ravinderjit (“Rani”), in 1957. Thereafter came their youngest and only son, Sukhminder (“Toni”), in 1959. \nBebe Ji spent the great majority of her years in India raising her wonderful children while building lifelong memories with friends and family. Her favorite past times of the day included cooking, sewing and visits to the Gurdwara.\nIn the early winter of 1984, Bebe Ji moved to Salt Lake City, UT to join her two daughters who immigrated to the U.S. a handful of years prior. Immediately on arrival she played a critical role in helping raise her grandchildren as one began to arrive after another. Moreover, as her U.S based friends and family swelled so did Bebe Ji’s influence and role in their lives. \nShe provided strength and reassurance to adults and children alike. Her warmth sheltered and softened harsh realities for many. Bebe Ji had no preconditions for her love, she simply gave. While never shy in sharing her opinion, she was always cognizant of what her friends and family needed. Although her wisdom and counsel had significant influence and was a catalyst for the achievements of many, Bebe Ji’s proudest moments came when her family and friends spent time together and when they helped one another. \nShe suffered great loss when her husband of 40 years unexpectedly passed away in 1989 and, after a difficult battle with cancer, her daughter Rani passed away in 2020. In suffering the unexpected loss of both a spouse and child she taught the entire family about grace and fidelity. Bebe Ji spent her last years and days surrounded by family and friends. On October 21st, she passed away surrounded by her loved ones, leaving this earth with a life fully lived in loving service to all those she came in contact with.\nBebe Ji is survived by her sister, Swarn Kaur Grewal; her beloved children Surinderpal Kaur Gill, Sukhminder Singh Sekhon; her son-in-law’s, Sohan Singh Gill, Gurinder Singh Dhaliwal; her daughter-in-law Jasbir Kaur Sekhon; her grandchildren, Sumandeep Kaur Gill (Cade), Mandeep Singh Gill (Angela), Maninder Singh Sekhon, Sonia Kaloudis (Nick), Jugraj Singh Dahliwal (Samantha), Navkerat Singh Dhaliwal; her great grandchildren, Jagdish Gill-Martin, Manik Gill-Martin, Mya Kaur Gill, John Kaloudis, Simran Kaloudis and Ellie Kaloudis. \nFuneral Services will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 10:30 am at Jenknis-Soffe South Valley Chapel 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 S). A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 prior to the serices.