Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Alice Katsanevas

1923 ~ 2012
Alice Katsanevas, age 89, passed away September 18, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Alice was born February 1, 1923 in Hiawatha, Utah to Panteli and Argyro Kousterakis Georgelas. She married Michael Katsanevas on June 15th 1946 in the Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Alice was a loving and proud wife, mother, and yiayia. She lived with her sister Connie and had many wonderful friends. "You will be missed greatly by the lives you have touched."
Alice is survived by her beloved son Andy and Sherlene Katsanevas; grandchildren Anthony, Lisa (Brady) Walker, Andrew, Michelle (Mike) Drury; great grandchildren Bergen, Lilian, Drake and Maddox, her sister Connie, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Alice was preceded in death by her dearly loved parents, husband Michael, son Michael, two brothers, and six sisters.
Services will be held on Friday September 21st, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church 5335 So. Highland Dr. Friends may call on Thursday at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church from 6:00-8:00 (prayer vigil will be held at 7:00). Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery.
The family would like to give special thanks to Sherlene, JoAnn Young, the Highland Cove Staff, and Jody and Affinity Hospice.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be given to the Greek Orthodox Church.
"We Love You and Miss You Very Much".

Published in Deseret News from September 19 to September 20, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Pauline (Vogrinec) Hansen

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Pauline Lopan Vogrinec Hansen
1918 ~ 2012
Pauline Lopan Vogrinec Hansen passed away peacefully on September 13, 2012 while her son watched over her. She was born January 2, 1918 to Paulina Zupanc and Charles (Karl) Lopan in Winter Quarters, Utah, the second of three children. She attended school in Carbon County.
She married Joseph Vogrinec on October 9, 1937. Three sons were born to this union. They were later divorced.
Pauline danced her way into Richard L. Hansen's life. They were married June 8, 1962 in Elko, Nevada. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. She worked for Salt Lake Mine and Smelter Company, Rayne Softwater, IRS, and Ford, Bacon, and Davis with her husband. Pauline and Dick served an LDS mission in Tampa, Florida. Dick was then called as Bishop of the Ogden 54th ward where she cheerfully served as his helper and favorite counselor. Pauline and Dick worked in the Ogden LDS temple for many years as ordinance workers. She also served in the Primary and Young Women's organizations.
Pauline was a Gold Star Mother.
She loved her home, her beautiful yard, and her neighbors. She loved to cook a fresh breakfast of bacon, eggs, and fresh squeezed orange juice for her grandchildren.
Many winters were spent in Yuma, Arizona.
Pauline and Dick loved to travel with their best friends Wayne and Gwen Hansen, with whom most New Year's Eves were spent playing Pinochle. For the last year and half she could be seen singing and dancing and making many new friends at PeachTree Place in Roy.
Pauline is survived by her one son, Charles W. Vogrinec (Marsha), Riverdale; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Vogrinec, Salt Lake City; one brother-in-law, P. Wayne Hansen, Roy; several grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, 2 sons, Joseph Gary Vogrinec and Thomas Harry Vogrinec, four grandchildren, and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. at the mortuary.
Interment, Ogden City Cemetery.
The family wishes to express gratitude to PeachTree Place and their wonderful staff of loving caregivers and Hospice-4-Utah.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Primary Children's Medical Center, 100 Mario Capecchi Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84113.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on September 14, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Mike Garcia -- Obit Notice

Mike Garcia Jr.

Mike Garcia, Jr. 1931 ~ 2008 Mike Garcia, Jr. died May 14, 2008 at home surrounded by loved ones, from complication of prostate cancer.He was born in Crested Butte, Colorado on Sept. 28, 1931 to Miguel and Edubiges (Eloisa) Soto Garcia. He had fond memories of growing up in Spring Canyon, Utah. He was a well respected husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, nephew, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, neighbor, and godfather to many. Mike graduated from the College of Eastern Utah. He served our country honorably from 1950-1953 in the Korean Conflict as a proud marine. He married Bertha Escandon on April 30, 1955 in Price, Utah at Notre Dame De Lourdes. They made their home in Hiawatha, Utah while he worked for the railroads. Moving to Salt Lake City in 1959, he went to work at Hill Air Force Base, retiring in 1989. For the past 18 years he chose to become a school crossing guard in his neighborhood. He was well liked by the kids and their parents. He has been a member of St. Patrick's Parish for 39 years. Dad enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, tinkering with cars, painting, and going to Wendover. He loved Mexican music and dancing. Most of all he loved being at family BBQ's, drinking beer and shooting Tequila. When this was no longer in his best interest, he told us to have one for him! He has always been a source of strength and a great leader to all of us. He emphasized hard work, honesty, generosity, integrity, and ONGAWAH. He will be missed by many. Mike is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bertha; his children, Linda (Randy), Johnny (Loretta), Mike (Benita), and Elouise; his grand-children, Joey, Jennifer, Mark, Christina, Christopher, Nicole, Stephanie, Sean Nellie Jo, Lindsey, Michael, Anthony, and Katelyn; his great-grandchildren, Elicia, Isabella, Benny, Alexis, Lillian, Samantha, Jessica, Lucas, and Laila were his pride and joy! Brothers and sisters, Richard, Bobby, Corky, Carmen, Josie, Helen, Margie, Rita, his Tia Cora and his in-laws, the Escandon family. Also by his Oscar and Peaches who comforted him to the end. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughters, Connie Mary and Valeen; his brother, Henry; father and mother-in-law, John and Carmen Escandon; sisters-in-law Maurine, Eva, Lydia and other beloved family and friends. A special thanks to VistaCare Hospice, the staff on the 5th floor at the U. of U. Medical Center, the dialysis team at the Dumke (Humpty Dumpty) Building and the many friends and family who supported him and his family during his illness. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1040 W. 400 S. A vigil service will be held Sun. at 7 p.m. also at the church, where friends may call from 6-7 p.m. Committal, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Ave and T St. Funeral directors, Neil O'Donnell and Sons. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Patrick's Parish, 1040 W. 400 S., SLC, UT 84104.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 17 to May 18, 2008