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Death: Mary (Blondie) Loverich

Our beloved sister, aunt and friend, Mary, passed away peacefully during the early morning hours, February 24, 1998, at Alta View Hospital in Sandy, Utah, after a brief, but courageous battle with congestive heart failure.

Mary was born August 25, 1917 in Bingham Canyon, Utah to Stevan and Milka Loverich. She graduated from Bingham High School. Although she moved from Bingham to Salt Lake early in her adult years, she always considered Bingham as her home and looked forward to spending weekends there in the family home affectionately referred to as "Robbers Roost", as the doors were always open to accommodate guests needing a placed to stay. Mary was employed at Porter Macaroni Company in Salt Lake City until its closing. She then accepted an employment offer from Tooele Army Depot as a Fabric Worker-using her sewing talents to fabricate and repair upholstery and canvas covers for combat vehicles until she retired. She was a gifted seamstress and spent her early retirement years making handbags, saddle bags, and upholstering furniture for family and friends. If you could show her a pattern, she could make it!! She loved to dance, travel, and spend time visiting with family and friends. You could always count on her to be there for you in a time of need.Mary is survived by one sister, Sophia Piedmont (whom she respected as a mother); stepsister, Dollie Sasich; stepbrother, Metro Sasich; nieces, Colleen Smilanich (Steve) and Millie Tomac (Bob); nephews, Milan (Helen) Smilanich and Paul (Barbara) Smilanich; many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Mike (McGraw) and Joe Loverich; sisters, Eva Savich and Milka Smilanich.

Public Greek Orthodox funeral services will be held Friday, February 27, 1998 at 10 a.m. in the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church 5335 So. Highland Dr. Evening services will be held Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 7 p.m. in the Goff Mortuary 8090 So. State where friends may call Thursday 6-7 p.m. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Aunt Blondie, you were a true example of Christian love. We will miss you, but the memories you leave will live on in our hearts. Rest in Peace.

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