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 Olympia <I>Mavrides</I> Demiris

Olympia Mavrides Demiris

Birth
Turkey
Death 17 Jul 1994 (aged 91)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot V_420_7
Memorial ID 152241 · View Source
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The Deseret News
July 20, 1994
page B4

Olympia Peter Demiris, age 92, died July 17, 1994 of natural causes.

Olympia was born November 19, 1902 in Kios (Gemlex) Turkey, daughter of Paul and Aglaia Delifoty Mavrides. She left her native Turkey and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah where on October 16, 1921 she married Peter C. Demiris. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1986.

Olympia had a great capacity to give love and in turn was loved by everyone who knew her. Her generous hospitality and superb Greek cooking were only a small part of who she really was. She cared deeply about the Greek Orthodox Church, the Philoptochos Society and the Red Cross and gave a great deal of time to each of these organizations. For many years she was secretary of GAPA.

One of the highlights of her life was when she became a citizen of the United States.

She is survived by two sons, Chris Demiris of Salt Lake City; and George Demiris of Santa Rosa, California; and a daughter, Helen D. Winders of Whittier, California; and grandchildren, Marina D. Willis and Chris Demiris, Jr. and nieces and nephews in New York, Hammond, Indiana, New Jersey and Greece.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 23, 1994 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 279 South 300 West. Friends may call Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 South, with prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Deseret Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Holy Trinity Cathedral, 279 South 300 West, S.L.C., Utah 84101.
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  • Imported from: UT State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 152241
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Olympia Mavrides Demiris (19 Nov 1902–17 Jul 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 152241, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .