Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Homemaker

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Maria Cooper

During World War II in Greece, Maria Cooper (nee Deligianni) was unable to pursue her schooling. Rather, as a teenager and the oldest of seven children, she was responsible for her younger siblings.

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Greta Lucas

At 92 years of age, Greta Lucas’ appearance, spirit and faith belie her age. The story of her name is just one of several in her interesting life.

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Fotini Falbo

From an orphanage in Thessaloniki, Greece, to Walla Walla, Washington, the story of Fotini Falbo’s life, like Cinderella’s, is similar to that of a fairy tale princess.

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Kalliope “Popi” Tarlson

As a young woman leaving her family in Greece, coming to the United States as a new bride, traveling to distant parts of the world and expanding the knowledge of her faith, Kalliope “Popi” Tarlson knows that God has been her protector.

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Pallis Family

Chris George Pallis recalls many “Georgisms” from his father that have influenced his life.

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Willene Allison

Great yiayia (grandmother) was too long to say for Willene (Vasiliki) Delegans Allison’s great grandson, so the name for this family matriarch became simply “Great.”

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Rose Hanches

One would only have to receive a few of the cleaned fresh vegetables and fruits from her garden to appreciate how Triantafilia (Rose) Hanches (nee Stefanis) has given generously to her family, friends and church.

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