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Hiran Kochonis Bavelas
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1917
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1997
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT) - May 6, 1997

Deceased Name: Hiran Kochonis Bavelas

Hiran Kochonis Bavelas passed away the 1st day May 1997, at the Holladay Health Center in Salt Lake City.

Born January 28th, a daughter of Helen Papanikolas and John E. Kochonis in Magna, Utah. She graduated from Cyprus High School in Magna and LDS Business College. Married her sweetheart James E. Bavelas April 20, 1946 in the Hellenic Orthodox Church.

She was a business woman who owned and operated the J&H Variety Store in Salt Lake City for many years and also worked with her father and brothers in a variety of businesses in Magna, Utah.

She was an active member of the Adah Chapter #15, Order of the Eastern Star in Magna for many years, was also past president of the Arcadian Ladies Lodge, the Philoptochos Aux. and Panahaikas Society.

Survived by her husband James E. Bavelas; a sister Donna Kochonis Swenson; and husband Darrell E. Swenson of Salt Lake City; a nephew Perry Kochonis Swenson and his wife Mary Ann of North Carolina who loved and adored her, and a niece Andrea Swenson. Preceded in death by parents and brothers Nick and Ernest Kochonis.

God know you were suffering, that the hills were hard to climb, so he gently closed your eyelids and whispered "Peace be thine." In tears we watched you sinking, we watched you fade away; our hearts were nearly broken, you fought so hard to stay. It broke our hearts to see you go but you did not go alone; for a part of us went with you the day God called you home.

Friends and family may call Tuesday May 6, 1997 from 6-8 p.m. with Prayer Services at 7:30 p.m., at Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 South. Services Wednesday, May 7, 1997 at 1 p.m., at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Interment at Mount Olivet. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Date: May 6, 1997
Page: D6
 (bio by: Bob Rohwedder) 
Family links: 
  James Ernest Bavelas (1917 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: U_463_4 1/2 5
Imported from: UT State Historical Society
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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Hiran <i>Kochonis</i> Bavelas
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