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 Demetro <I>Pappafotopoulos</I> Chelemes

Demetro Pappafotopoulos Chelemes

Death 5 Apr 1996 (aged 98)
Clearfield, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot V_421_4
Memorial ID 152230 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
April 7, 1996
page B6

CLEARFIELD--Demetro P. Chelemes, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away quietly, Friday, April 5, 1996, due to causes incident to her age. She died as she lived, very peacefully, at the Davis Hospital and Medical Center. She was 98 years old.

She was born August 8, 1897 in Vrahneika, Patron, Greece, to Christo and Eleni Pappafotopoulos. She attended schools in Greece. She married James S. Chelemes in the Greek Orthodox Church in Vrahneika, Greece, February 1, 1925. Demetro came to the United States and settled in Clearfield, Utah, March 1, 1925, spending most of her life in Clearfield. Became a citizen of the United States November 17, 1941, of which she was so proud. She assisted in the operation of the family farm and dairy by working alongside her husband, most of her life. In her spare time, in the summers, she would work in either of the two canneries in Clearfield, Smith or Woods Cross Canning Companies. Her hobbies were raising vegetables and canning them, raising flowers, especially roses, and in the winter she loved crocheting things for her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed walking. Demetro has been a lifetime member of the Greek Orthodox Church in Salt Lake City.

Surviving are her two sons, Sam J. (Elsie M.) Chelemes, Layton; Chris J. (Magdaline S.) Chelemes, Clearfield; also surviving are grandchildren, Darlene (Col. Thomas) Godfrey, Warren Robins, Georgia; Kathleen (William) Bonshire, Atlanta, Georgia; James W. (Linda) Chelemes, Lawton, Oklahoma; Basil S. Chelemes, Salt Lake City; Julie Christensen, Layton; Debra (Jack) Gehrke, Denver, Colorado; Ellen (Kenneth) Ciacone, Layton; Andera (David) Likens, Clearfield; nine great-grandchildren; also nephews, nieces and cousins in Greece. She was preceded in death by her husband, son, Nickolas, parents, two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 8, 1996 at 11 a.m., Holy Trinity Cathedral, 279 South 300 West, Salt Lake City. Friends may call at the Deseret Mortuary, Sunday, April 7, 1996 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Trisagion (Prayer) Service at 6:15 p.m. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Deseret Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests your donation to the Greek Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral or Hellenic Cultural Assoc.


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  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 152230
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Demetro Pappafotopoulos Chelemes (8 Aug 1897–5 Apr 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 152230, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .