Margarita Yiannis Maroudas "May Her Memory Be Eternal" Margarita Yiannis Maroudas, age 98, passed away December 18, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah, surrounded by her family. She was born November 14, 1907 in Sparta, Greece to Nikolas and Suzanna Yiannis. She married George Demetrios Maroudas in 1930 in Athens, Greece. Margarita was widowed after six years of marriage and experienced many hardships, struggling to raise three young children ranging from the ages of eight months to four and a half years old, during the German occupation. She immigrated to the United States on April 3, 1956 and worked for five years for Ajax Presses. Margarita was a very talented needle worker, making many beautiful lace tablecloths, afghans, and crocheted handicrafts for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Margarita was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. She will be remembered for her unconditional love for all her family members, her quick wit and the wonderful poems and songs she taught us growing up. She is survived by her daughter, Pat (John) Karpakis; sons: Jim (Mary) Maroudas, George (Voula) Maroudas; sisters: Athamantia, Greece; and Pota, New York; seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, and one brother. We would like to thank the staff of the Woodland Park Care Center for their efforts and love shown to Margarita and her family. May her memory be eternal and we look forward to seeing you again in our Father's house. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Sophia School, 5341 So. Highland Dr. Holladay, Utah 84117-7633. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 5335 South Highland Dr. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. with a prayer service to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Dr. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.