Catherine Pappas Kournianos|
1923 ~ 2014
Catherine was born to Angelo and Ethalia (Generakis) Pappas on November 12, 1923 in Hiawatha, Utah. She died on July 21, 2014.
Catherine married Tony Kournianos at the Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah December 9, 1945. Tony died four days after they celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
Tony and Catherine had three sons: Mike, Angelo and George (Stacy Paulos).
She had a grandson Anthony John and granddaughter Sophia Catherine.
She is preceded in death by her three sisters: Mary (Dick Southwick), Helen (Bill Walk), and Pauline (Tom Kirby). She had a stepmother, Irene Pappas, and stepsister Nitsa (George Englezos).
Catherine and Tony moved from Price to Salt Lake City in 1955.
They attended the Greek Orthodox Church. They chaired the preparation of the 1978 Pan Cretan Souvenir Album. They served in some capacity at the Greek Festival since it began and managed the festival gourmet booth for twenty years. Catherine was an active member of Daughters of Minos and Holy Trinity Philoptochos.
She worked at the small arms defense plant in Clearfield, J.C. Penney in Price, and Dunford Bakery and Grand Central in Salt Lake.
Catherine was a devoted mother. She faithfully attended her three boys PTA's, made sure they were doing their homework, and supported their baseball games and band concerts. She cooked each day for her family. Catherine tended her grandchildren regularly.
Catherine was especially noted for her Greek Pastries. She had lots of energy and was always on the go and stayed busy. She loved sewing on her original Singer sewing machine and made over thirty afghans for her friends and family.
In her retirement years she liked painting with oils and water colors. She enjoyed playing golf with the senior ladies and she even took Spanish lessons.
Catherine spent a lot of time creating and organizing photo albums which her extended family now enjoys.
The immediate family extends a special thank you to the Caresource and Hospice care facility and to all her friends and family for their support these last five weeks!
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 5335 South Highland Drive. Interment will be at the Murray City Cemetery located at 5600 South Vine Street. The viewing will be at the Prophet Elias Church on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Trisagion at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Greek Orthodox Church.
May her memory be eternal. www.goffmortuary.com
Published in Deseret News from July 22 to July 23, 2014