Katina Giatrakis Ladakis, 85, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother died November 23, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born October 23, 1905 in Kiana (Apokorona), Island of Crete, Greece, daughter of Kosta and Theano Giatrakis. She emigrated to the United States of America in 1920 with her mother, Theano, to Hanna, Wyoming. Katina married Manuel (Mike) Ladakis, April 15, 1923 in Hanna, Wyoming. One of her greatest moments in life was when she became a citizen of the United States. "God Bless America" was one of her favorite sayings. Katina continued her family's legacy of "Philoxenia" throughout her life. She was a member of the Daughters of Minos and the Greek Orthodox Church.Survived by sons, John Ladakis, and Tony and wife, Barbara Ladakis, both of Salt lake City; a twin daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Liberty) Gaviotis, Rock Springs, Wyoming; a brother, Paul Giatrakis, Modesto, California; a sister, Maria Callas, Oak Creek, Colorado; grandchildren, Steve and Ted Kogianes, Kathy Paras, Melissa Ladakis, Maria Gamvroulas, all of Salt Lake City, and Nikki Binas, New York City, Mike and George Gaviotis, Rock Springs, Wyoming; Steve and Kosta Callas, Denver, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Alexander Kogianes, Kosta Paras, both of Salt Lake City; Dorothann Dinas, New York City. Preceded in death by husband, Manuel, and other twin daughter, Dorothy Kogianes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church Sunday School Program, 279 South 300 West, SLC, Ut 84103.
Funeral services will be held Monday, at 12 noon at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 279 South 300 West. Prayer service will be held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South, where friends may call from 6:30-8 p.m. Burial, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
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