Evangelia Saltas (Vig Malkos) Malkogiannis, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, died at age 74, January 6, 1991, in a Salt Lake hospital, after a long and valiant fight with chronic leukemia.
Born January 18, 1916, in Copperfield, Utah to George and Evanthia Pappasidiris Saltas. Married James N. Malkogiannis July 12, 1939, at the Salt Lake County Courthouse. July 14, 1940, they had their marriage blessed in the Greek Orthodox Church. They recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.Vig was a kind and caring person, thinking of others before herself. Her life was devoted to her family, friends and church. She was a Sunday School teacher for 20 years. She was a lifelong member of the Philoptochos Society of Salt Lake City, devoting her time and talents for their cause. She was a member of Athanasios Diakos Society. Vig greatly enjoyed fishing and camping with her husband and family. She was a fan of baseball. Mom, you're one of a kind. We'll miss you and we thank you for making our family loving and caring.
Survived by: her husband, Jim; children and their spouses, Nick and Carole Malkogiannis, Evanthia Hunter, George and Penny Malkogiannis, Irene and Jack Bowen, Cathy and Dale Jackman; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters and spouses, Andromachi Kastanis, Mary and John Mannos, Pete and Stella Saltas, Tom Saltas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sophie Saltas, Anastasia Nass, Leon and Alice Malkogiannis, Pete and Niki Malkogiannis; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, brothers, Spero, Paul and Alex; brothers-in-law, Isideris Kastanis, James Nass and sister-in-law, Mabel Saltas.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, at 12 noon, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, 279 South 300 West, in Salt Lake City. Friends may call Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 So. Redwood Road. Trisagion (Prayer Service) will be held at 7:30 p.m. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Greek Orthodox Church.
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