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Leah Pappas

March 23, 1936 - December 15, 2010

Leah Aglaia PappasLeah Aglaia Pappas passed away on December 15th, 2010. Prior to her death she battled cancer with courage and dignity. She was visited and comforted by many of her friends and family. Leah was born March 23, 1936 in Ogden, Utah to George A. Pappas and Maria Harames Pappas. Leah graduated from Ogden High School and continued her education at the University of Utah and St. Mary’s of Wasatch where she earned a teaching degree. She taught school at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. After retiring from teaching she worked for Roy Woosler in the District Attorney’s Office in Clark County Nevada. This is where she became interested in politics and worked with Ted Kennedy on his campaign in Washington DC. Leah loved playing the piano and singing and later in her life became a member of a local choir group Wasatch Master Choral. Leah also enjoyed her volunteer work in the Ogden City Courts.Leah is survived by her brother and sisters; George (Margaret) Pappas, Ogden, Utah, Thomas (Darline) Pappas, Ogden, Utah, Madeline Pappas, Murray, Utah and Mary Pappas, Fresno, California, along with nieces and nephews that she loved. Leah is preceded in death by her parents. A private service for family was held at Leavitt’s Mortuary on December 27, 2010. Our deepest thanks to Leah’s dearest friends, Gordon and Sharon Allred and Dr. Steve Johnson for their devotion to Leah.The family respectfully suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Greek Orthodox Church, 674 42nd Street, Ogden, Utah 84403.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Timeline for Leah Pappas

Born: March 23, 1936
Died: December 15, 2010

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jen agren posted on 1/16/11

ohh how i didnt know leah died. i knew she had to go in for surgery in the fall. i tried calling her several times after the surgery and she never picked up the phone. i always tried to call before 7... i know how she liked that.:)leah and i met working at walmart about 15 years ago. i was just some young 20 year old then that she took under her wings. we loved each other. i met leahs mother on several ocassions at her home and at the store. leah missed and talked about her mother frequently. oh how i loved leah and miss her dearly. im so glad leah can finally be with her mother.leah always made me laugh. made me think. and then made me laugh some more. she always gave me her pointer and ideas about life. i gladly listened. never was there a time when i went to her house and shed offer me a diet coke. i dont drink that... but id take it to make her happy and set it on the coffe table... with a coaster... of course.she loved to tell me all what she knew about diana... the late princess... and her political views about the kenedys. shed give me advice on not to buy that fishtank.. and who was worthy or not worthy of who i should date.oh how i miss leah.since i had not heard from her in a while i.. after a very very very long hesitation of weeks...i goggled her in the standard examiner. to my surprise... or not... there she was.the world will miss her. she ALWAYS talked of the allreds and how they were so very very kind to her.i always wanted to ask leah if she had children or was ever married...but somehow i felt like that would be an awkward subject to bring up... even knowing how close we were.i had a baby die about 3 years ago.. she was always there to listen to me grive on the good and ugly days. she knew how i felt... as she was going thru the same thing with her mother. finally 3 years later we are pregnant. i never got to tell her our news of us expecting. i know she would be soo happy for us. i know she was praying this day would come for our family.please leah... do me a favor... bless this baby thats coming in to our lives... that he/she will be happy and healthy.leaha i miss you. i miss you so much.please if anyone out there is reading this could you please tell me what happened. it just breakes my heart that i missed the funeral. i would have been, and missing leahjen


Madeline Pappas posted on 1/7/11

Now you are a rest with no more more suffering and pain. You wereso strong trying to stay with us.May you rest in peace.Madeline