1913 - April 3, 2010
Soteria “Susie” Guches, also known as Guchopulos, died April 3, 2010, at her home in Craig following a brief illness. She was 96.
Soteria was born June 7, 1913, in Loutraki, Corinth, Greece, the daughter of Stavros and Elenitsa (Nicholaithou) Paraskevopoulous.
She married Vasilios A. “William” Guchopulos on Aug. 19, 1934, in Loutraki Corinth, Greece. Three months later, they came to Oakland, Calif., and made their home there.
They became the parents of two daughters, Mary Ann, who was born June 19, 1935, and Jeannie, who was born March 23, 1950. She and her husband were in the grocery business in Oakland, operating the Athens and the Oak Tree grocery stores.
Soteria moved to Craig in October 1979 after retiring from the grocery business, and spent her remaining years living with her daughter, Jeannie, and her family.
She enjoyed cooking, was an excellent seamstress, loved to tell stories and read, especially her Bible.
Soteria was a devout member of St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church in Craig. She prayed often and was very loyal to her faith.
Soteria is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Levkulich and Jeannie (Manolis) Glimidakis, both of Craig; grandsons Demetrious and Vasilios Glimidakis, both of Craig; great grandson Emmanuel Glimidakis, of Helper, Utah; and numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends.
She was Mama Susie and Yia Yia to many.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Marina Rentas and Alexandra Paris; baby sister Asimina; brother Trintafillou Paraskevopoulous; and son-in-law Bill Levkulich.
The Trisagion was April 8, 2010, at the Grant Mortuary Chapel. A eulogy was given at the Trisigion by her grandson, Demetrious, followed by the funeral service April 9, 2010, at St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church with The Rev. Makarios Mannos officiating at both services.
He was assisted at the funeral by her grandson, Demetrious Glimidakis. Pallbearers were Vasili Glimidakis, Emmanuel Glimidakis, Lou Pandolfo, Rodney Wiessner, Mark Proctor, Don Schmedeke, Justin Pike and Jerred Catt. Interment followed in the Craig Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church in care of Grant Mortuary.