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Sue Alexander Simos

February 25, 1927 — March 26, 2024

Denver, Colorado

Today we are smiling through our tears as we celebrate the life of Sue Alexander Simos.

Her magnificent journey began 97 years ago in Cleveland where her parents had settled upon immigrating from Greece. After school, she tapped danced and skated her way into the heart of William Alexander, her first love. Married in 1953, the young couple set off to Phoenix and a life of building homes and founding a strong, happy family – beginning with the birth of their first son, David.

Soon it was off to Salt Lake City where they welcomed their next two boys – Paul and George. Years of happiness followed interrupted with the sadness of Bill’s sudden death in 1968. Sue did what so many of us admire – she stepped up and kept the family prospering and inspired by their father.

John Simos met Sue a few years later and captured her heart, expanding the family with John’s two girls, Laurel and Leslie. They moved to Wallace, ID where John pursued his career in geology and Sue integrated their family into the community.

Denver became home in 1978 when John and Sue arrived to continue John’s career and Sue‘s passion for giving back.

One theme of her life was the importance of volunteering. Beginning as a teen in Cleveland, she volunteered with the Greek War Relief during WWII. In every community she lived, Sue found an organization to serve – from the March of Dimes in Salt Lake, to the chair of American Cancer Society in Wallace ID, and as a co-founder of Footprints for The Denver Hospice.

Sue was one of a kind. As many of us say: A Force of Nature. She leaves us with so many happy memories and strong values: The importance of family, the imperative to give back, and of course a style that was second to none. Remember: Any important occasion requires hard shoes!

All of us – her family and many friends – are determined to live by her example and carry on her love for her community.

We thank her home caregivers, her new friends at Springbrooke Retirement Community and everyone at The Denver Hospice.

Trisagion and funeral service will be Monday, April 1st at 10am. St Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church. 5555 S. Yosemite St. Greenwood Village.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, April 3rd at 11am. Mt Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City.

You may honor Sue with a gift in her name to either of these organizations that were dear to her: The Denver Hospice 8299 E Lowry Blvd. Denver, CO 80230 https://thedenverhospice.org/donation/ or St Basil Academy 79 St Basil's Rd, Garrison, NY 10524 https://sbagoa.org/

Please use the following link to view the services for Sue via livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdnBDf1rKZ5ewXLy4iXWsdw
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Trisagion Followed by Funeral Service

Monday, April 1, 2024

10:00 - 11:30 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church

5555 S Yosemite St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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Makaria

Monday, April 1, 2024

11:30am - 2:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church

5555 S Yosemite St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Makaria luncheon will take place immediately following the funeral service.

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