Kay Theos


Longtime Meeker resident Kay Theos, 86, died Jan. 29, 2006, at the Walbridge Memorial Wing.

Katherine Jouflas was born on Dec. 20, 1920, to Greek immigrant parents John and Zoitsa Jouflas in Helper, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her only brother, George Jouflas.
At a very early age, Kay's mother, Zoitsa, died. er father, John, remarried and Kay and her brother George were reared in a loving home by their stepmother, Sofia Jouflas. Kay attended school and graduated from Carbon County High School in Price, Utah. After high school, she was employed by the local coal mines.ay always reminded her family of making 10 cents an hour and always having enough money to buy her own shoes.

On Jan. 27, 1946, after a WWII correspondence courtship, Kay was united in marriage to Tom Theos. Tom and Kay moved back and forth between Grand Junction and Meeker, moving their sheep between rangelands.
To their 61-year union, three children were born, Angelo "Butch" Theos, Zoitsa AlKhattat and Elena T. Mogensen. All of the children were reared with the idea of never complaining of being tired or admitting to ever being sick. After all, Kay's standard answer to being asked how she felt was always "Fine."

Kay was very proud of her Greek heritage. he could fluently speak Greek and was able to read and write in Greek.he traveled three times to Greece and also traveled to Egypt and throughout most of the western United States. Yearly Kay, Tom and their daughters would venture to either Las Vegas or Reno where Kay loved to play the nickel slots.

Kay will long be remembered for her personality, her love for her church, her home, which was always open for friends, relatives or those just passing by. he was renowned for her Greek cooking and her Greek folk dancing, her love for her children and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kay is survived by her husband of 61 years, Tom Theos; her son Angelo Theos and his wife Karin; her daughters Zoitsa AlKhattat and her husband Mohammad, and Elena T. Mogensen, her husband Jim and family; grandchildren Thomas A. "Willy" Theos and his wife Molly, Katrina Springer and her husband Shawn, Anthony Theos and Lebeba AlKhattat; great grandchildren, Brady and Kaylee Springer, and Angelo Thomas Theos.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from St. John's Greek Orthodox Church in Craig. nterment will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Highland Cemetery in Meeker.
A visitation is planned Thursday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Trisagion service at 6:30 p.m. at Cochran Memorial Chapel in Meeker.

Friends may make memorial contributions to either St. John's Orthodox Church or the Walbridge Memorial Wing through Cochran Memorial Chapel, PO Box 1048, Meeker 81641, which has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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