Nancy Yannias Luther

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Nancy Yannias Luther
1951 - 2017
Nancy Yannias Luther passed away surrounded by family and friends on September 27, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Nancy was born on July 11, 1951, in Chicago, the hometown of her father. Within months of her birth, she and her family moved to Colorado Springs where her mother's family, the Apostolas', have lived since the early 1900s. She attended Columbia Elementary and North Junior, graduating from Palmer High School in 1969. She had many local friends that attended school with her from kindergarten through high school. She married the most handsome Glen Luther in 1973, a few years after meeting him while cruising Nevada Avenue with her friend Carol Neumann, shortly after his return from Vietnam. Together they had four children: Benjamin, Sara (Roger) LaBrie, Teresa (Harry) Manesiotis and Timothy. Nancy was particularly excited about her four grandchildren Nia (3), Isaac (2), Viviana (8 months) and Melina (5 months). Nancy is survived by her husband, children, and grandchildren, as well as her mother, Helen Yannias, her brothers Philip (Terry, Katheryne and Zach), Paul (Cynthia and Valerie) and Peter (Mary, Eleni and Nico) Yannias, a large extended family, and many friends.
Nancy worked for the Colorado College Athletic Department as a secretary for 18 years. She was a rabid Tiger Hockey fan and rarely missed a home game. Prior to CC, Nancy worked for the IB program at Palmer High School. Nancy was also a member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha philanthropic sorority. She attended CU Boulder where she majored in partying, eventually graduating from secretarial school. Nancy always enjoyed making friends at her secretarial jobs as she and Glen moved throughout the western U.S. before resettling in Colorado Springs. Nancy loved watching sports, collecting Christmas figurines, crafting, and playing with her grandchildren.
Nancy is preceded in death by her father Nicholas. Before she passed, Nancy expressed enormous gratitude to everyone who helped her during her illness, including health care professionals, family, and friends. She will be eternally grateful for your kindness. Nancy handled her illness with great patience, humility, and grace, never once complaining. Her strength was most certainly buoyed by the love of her many supporters. She and her family would especially like to thank Pikes Peak Hospice for their care during the transition. They are angels walking the earth.
A visitation will be at Swan-Law on Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 5-8 p.m., with a Trisagion service at 6 p.m. The funeral will be held at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Pikes Peak Hospice or Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church.

Published in The Gazette on Oct. 1, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Swan-Law Funeral Directors
501 North Cascade Avenue | Colorado Springs, CO 80903 | (719) 471-9900
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