Sarah "Marie" Forakis

Our Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and friend Sarah "Marie" Forakis, age 76, passed away surrounded by her loved ones at home on September 30, 2016. She was born in Terrell, Texas on Oct 9th 1939 to Willie and Minnie Hector. Marie was a devout member of the First Baptist church, regularly attending services, women's bible study and weekly prayer meeting. In her lifetime, she was a nursing assistant specializing in elderly care and a real estate agent in the Tooele area. Marie and her late husband, Richard Higley, owned the Skyline restaurant, where she delighted people with her good cooking, especially her pies! Marie was very creative and taught ceramics at the senior center and the Tooele Army Depot. She had a green thumb and loved to garden. She married George Forakis on February 28, 1986 in Grantsville. Together, they enjoyed traveling, camping and more than 30 joyful years of love. Her soft southern drawl will be missed by all who knew her! Marie is survived by her husband George, daughter Julie Higley, son Wayne Higley, stepson Mike Forakis, son Joseph Higley (Vicki), stepson Gary Forakis (Debbie), and daughter Wanda Anderson (George). 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents , 9 sibilings, husband Richard Higley, stepdaughter Susan and granddaughter Crystal. Services will be held at The First Baptist Church 235 W. Main St. Grantsville, Utah. Friday October 7th at 11:00 am. Our Family will forever be grateful for the loving care and respectful treatment she received from Barbara, Sharon, and Mary Ann, of Canyon Home Care and Hospice!

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