PRICE – Our beloved mother, sister, aunt and yiayia, Grace Orphanakis Lowe, age 90, passed away Oct. 1, 2018 in Price, Utah on her 68th wedding anniversary.
She was born Jan. 8, 1928 in Van Houten, N.M. to Christ Emanuel and Stella Saradakis Orphanakis.
She married the love of her life Norman “Tucker” Lowe on Oct. 1, 1950 in Salt Lake City at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. From this union two children were born, Christopher and James whom they loved dearly. Norman preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2012.
Grace moved to Hiawatha in 1935 where she worked at the Hiawatha mine office. Norman and Grace moved to Salt Lake City in 1950. She worked at OC Tanner and other corporate entities. She enjoyed reading and watching the news. She was a very independent, opinionated person and loved her alone time. Grace was a very graceful and elegant person. Grace was a woman ahead of her time. She was a lady, and a lady knows when it’s time to go. May her memory be eternal.
Grace is survived by her son, James R. (Noula) Lowe, Price; grandchildren, Peter J. Mantas and Katerina V. Mantas; brother, Jim Orphanakis; sister, Mary Carras; brother, George Orphanakis; sister in law, Allie Colvett, sister in law, Jone Orphanakis; many loving relatives and a community of friends.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Christopher Lowe; brother, Mike Orphanakis.
Funeral service, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, 10 a.m., Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price. Trisagion service, Thursday evening 7 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at Mitchell’s Thursday and Friday one hour prior to services. Interment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Grace online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price.