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Edith Sallas

HELPER - Our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Edith Guarienti Sallas, age 94, died March 27, 2002 at Rocky Mountain Care Center in West Valley.

She was born April 23, 1907 in Helper to Eugene and Margherita Pianasso Guarienti. Married John Sallas Aug. 11, 1929 in Price. He died March 27, 1972.

Active member St. Anthony Catholic Church, where she cleaned and took care of the church linens for over 30 years. She was a woman of the year at St. Anthony's Parish in 1983 and past president of the Altar Society.

Longtime resident of Helper, where she was active in many community projects and served as a judge of elections for 12 years. Member of the Utah Federated Women's club for 31 years, where she was president for two years and also held other offices.

Survived by son, J. Dennis Salamanikas, West Valley City; three grandchildren, Donna, Dennis E. Jr., Kirstie; great-grandchildren, Jason, Kayla, Crystal, Stephanie; niece, Renee; nephews, Richard and Roger; special friend and caregiver, Betty Phelps. Preceded in death by parents; husband; eldest son, Christopher; sister; brother; daughter-in-law, Christina Fazzio Salamanikas.

Funeral Mass Monday, April 1, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Family will be at the church Monday one hour prior to Mass. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.

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