Our beloved husband, dad and grandfather passed away May 23, 2004. He was 76 years old.
John was born in Sunnyside, Utah, on Dec. 18, 1927, to Harry and Stella (Toumbas) Peroulis. At the age of 7, the family moved with their sheep operation to Craig. John attended and graduated from Craig High School with the class of 1945, where he was a member of the Torch Honor Society and also received a scholarship to Weber State. However, he remained at home to meet family obligations and work with his father in the sheep operations.
His father, Harry Peroulis, died that next year, and John, being the oldest, took on additional responsibilities.
He married Katherine Eliopulos in 1952. They had four sons, Harry, Louis, Stanley and Tony.
John was a member of St. John's Greek Orthodox Church, Masonic Lodge #88 AF&AM, the Elks Club, the Routt/Moffat Wool Growers, Colorado Wool Growers (president in 1991), 1st Soil Conservation District, Colorado Cattlemen's Association, an honorary member of the FFA., director of the First National Bank, a two-term Moffat County Commissioner, and a member of the board of the Rock Springs Grazing Association.
Trisagion Service was held Thursday, May 27, 2004, at Grant Mortuary Chapel in Craig. Funeral Services were Friday, May 28, 2004, at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church. Father Manos Makarios and Father Louis Christopulos officiated. Pallbearers were Harry Daskalakis, Jorge Daskalakis, Rich Parr, Steve Parr, Kosta Iannios, Demetri Iannios, Andy Eliopulos and George Koumantakis. Internment followed at the Craig Cemetery. Graveside service by Yampa Lodge #88 AF&AM.
John loved people.
His greatest joys in life included spending time with his family and friends. He had a wonderful circle of friends, in all walks of life. John's greatest pleasure in life was working with his sons in all aspects of their business.
He loved water, outdoors and livestock.
He enjoyed people and was always willing to help others.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry, mother Stella and brother Tony. He is survived by his wife Katherine of 52 years, sons Harry (Cindi), Louis, Stanley, (Karen), Tony (Eva), seven grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Gus (Mary) Daskalakis of Salt Lake City, and a host of friends.
A special life has passed our sight, but never from our hearts.
His legacy will live on.