Nikki Gochis

May Her Memory Be Eternal
Nikki Spell Gochis passed away November 17, 2013, in Tooele, Utah.
She was born March 30,1919, to William Peter and Angeline Soukoulis Speliopoulos (Spell) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in economics. She was employed in the personnel department of First Service Corporation, Minneapolis. Married William Trifon Gochis on September 4, 1955, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Minneapolis. She moved to Tooele, Utah where her husband owned his business. She was admitted to the University of Utah in 1976 earning a professional teaching certificate in 1977. She was a special education teacher in the Tooele County School District until her retirement in 1987. She is a member of the Salt Lake City Greek Orthodox Church. She volunteered at the annual Greek Festival and was a member of Philoptohos and the Hellenic Cultural Association.
She is survived by her three children: T. William (Bill) Gochis, Diane Gochis (Dennis) Cramer, and Dino W. Gochis; and four grandchildren: Denise Cramer Groves, Melanie Cramer, Matthew Gochis and Alex Gochis. Also survived by brother Harry W. (Angiline) Spell, Minneapolis, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her beloved husband Bill on May 13, 1992, and her brother Peter W. Spell.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 20th at 11:00 am with a private family viewing at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 279 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Tooele City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Nov. 19, 2013