Mary P. Nikols

Feb. 1, 1938~Dec. 24, 2011

Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Mary P. Nikols passed away on Christmas Eve 2011. Mary was born February 1, 1938 in Crete, Greece to Emmanuel and Caliope Pappis (Litinakis). At the age of twelve, she and her family immigrated to the United States residing in Salt Lake City, Utah. There she met her beloved husband John Nikols and were married for 54 wonderful years.

Mary and John have owned and operated the Coachman's Dinner and Pancake House Restaurant for many years. Mary supported and worked alongside her husband during that time. She always greeted customers with a smile and made them feel welcomed and appreciated. While being very supportive of her husband and the business, Mary always made her children and home the priority in her life. Mary was very involved in the Greek Orthodox Church when she was well. She was honored to have been President of the Daughters of Minos, a Cretan women's organization from 1984 -1986.

Mary was a loving mother and grandmother to her four children and seven grandchildren. She was an incredible wife and a dear sister to her family. She will always be in our hearts and will be greatly missed. Mary is survived by her husband John N Nikols; her sister Artemis Xenakis (Ted); her children Nick J. Nikols (Denise), Diana J. Nicholas (James), Michael J. Nikols, Matthew J. Nikols; and grandchildren Anthony J. Nicholas, John J. Nicholas, Christopher J. Nicholas, James A. Nicholas, Jr., Ariana M Nicholas, Mary C. Nikols and John J. Nikols.

There will be a viewing at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary (3401 Highland Dr.) on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. with a trisagion/prayer service starting at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral (279 S. 300 W.) on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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  1. December 29, 2011
    Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
    ~ God Bless your family

  2. I have many fond memories of dining at Coachman's... and lightheartedly teasing Mary. What a good, and caring person. May you all find peace during this most difficult time. Losing one's mother is a tough transition to go through. But remember that the sun continues to rise in the east bringing forth a new day.

    Gary Grubb,
    Salt Lake City, Utah

  3. Throughout the years we all have so many wonderful memories of Mary I will keep them in my heart forever. May God give you peace & comfort during this diffecult time. God Bless you all Love Thea Eleni Nikols
    Eleni Nikols,
    Salt Lake City, Utah

  4. Susanne, George, Ellen & Karen Furgis29 Δεκεμβρίου 2011 - 10:11 μ.μ.

    We are so sorry for your loss. Mary will be greatly missed by all. We cherish our conversation's at Coachman's with her--she was such a warm, gracious hostess. May her memory be eternal!
    Susanne, George, Ellen & Karen Furgis

  5. Dear Family,
    My deepest condolences to everyone at this very sad time in your lives, and the people that loved Mary so much. She was always so concerned about everyone's problems, and always had good advise for all that came to her.
    May you al always remember her as the Pilar of the family, that gave so much.
    With Great respect and Love,
    Madeline Pappas
    Gary Coleman
    Madeline Pappas,
    Murray, Utah

  6. I always remember her wonderful smile and great attitude. She will be greatly missed.
    George Bourdos Jr.,
    Eagle Mountain, Utah