On Sunday, January 22, 2023, Jayalakshmi Perumalla, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 77.\n\nJaya was born on July 16th in Kohir, a small village at that time in Karnataka, India. With her trademark intense determination, she earned a Master’s degrees in both Education and English Literature and thoroughly enjoyed her career as a middle and high school teacher. In 1967, she married B. V. Rao. Together they raised one son, Srikant, and two daughters, Vandana and Ranjana.\n\nJaya was a proud and learned devotee of Sai Baba and Venkateshwara Swami and was always happy to enlighten others with her spiritual values. She had a passion for education and never stopped teaching others, whether it was mathematics with the grandchildren, or passing along her secrets for an authentic recipe, she was always ready to share her expertise and her time. She loved reading, cooking, music, dancing, traveling, watching Indian soap operas and films. She will always be remembered for her love of learning, her infectious smile and laugh, and her kind and compassionate spirit.\n\nJaya is survived by her three children Srikant Bevara, Vandana Mukherjee, Ranjana Young, their spouses Soudamini Bevara, Bodhi Mukherjee, Alan Young and her five grandchildren Trisha Mukherjee, Srikar Bevara, Shriya Bevara, Charles Young, Misty Mukherjee, her brother Vijay Chary, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.\n\nA Hindu service will be held on January 25th at Noon PST at Irvington Memorial Crematory at 41001 Chapel Way, Fremont, CA 94538. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to El Camino Hospital Foundation in memory of Jayalakshmi Perumalla. Gifts can be made online at www.elcaminohealth.org/foundation/ways-to-give/honor-memorial-gifts. To make a gift by mail, please send checks payable to El Camino Health Foundation, PO Box 885868, Los Angeles, CA 90088-5868. Please include Jayalakshmi Perumalla as the honoree in the memo line.