Kim Gregory

June 10, 1942 ~ March 25, 2021

Viewing:

March 28, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary 260 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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  • Service:

    March 29, 2021
    11:00 AM
    Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 279 S 300 W Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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  • The Last Ball!

    Kim Gregory, amazing husband, father, Papou, brother, uncle and friend to many, went out on top, doing what he loved most, playing tennis with his buddies. Kim departed this life, mid-serve on the Cottonwood Country Club court. He was born in SLC, Utah to Penny Hancock and Chet Gregory. An avid University of Utah football fan, he loved all sports but especially tennis, which he played at Murray High and later at the collegiate level. At Westminster college, where Kim graduated with a business degree, he met and later married Athena Floros. He continued to be involved with the Alumni Association. He served in the US Army reserve. His career then took the couple to the Bay Area, where he was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance and a daughter, Nicolle, was added to the family. In San Francisco, Kim purchased his dream car, a 911 Porsche, he continued to worship the brand throughout his life. Prior to returning to Utah, the family moved to Colorado Springs where he was employed as the mid-western Regional Sales manager at Cable Vision USA.

    Returning to SLC, Kim helped jump-start a new publication called Utah Holiday Magazine, later becoming, Salt Lake Magazine. Advertising continued to be his career path until the day he retired. Kim was also influential to other publications such as: City Weekly, Newspaper Agency Corporation (NAC) and Profiles of Utah People, the magazine he published.

    When Kim entered a room, he truly was a force with his infections laugh, big smile and huge personality. He was the master of one-liners and could entertain a crowd. His stories and banter about everyday life were epic. Kim never had anything bad to say about anyone unless you, unfortunately, brought up politics. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and also the Athanasios Diakos Civic Organization, and twenty-year volunteer at the Greek festival. A lover of all things Greek, he referred to himself as Kim Gregorios but was better known as “Mr. Gregarious”! Kim loved spending time with his family, traveling, writing stories, cooking and enjoying the simple pleasures of each day.

    He is survived by his wife Athena, daughter Nicolle Gregory Solden, grandchildren Alec and Samantha, sisters, Judy Barnett, Debra (Howard) Dahle and in-laws Pam Floros Juliano (Jim), Nick Floros (Lynn Fratto), numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins.

    Preceded in death by his parents, and sister Toni Henderson.

    A viewing will be held at the Larkin Mortuary at 260 East South Temple in Salt Lake City on Sunday from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 279 South 300 West in Salt Lake City, Utah. Covid protocols will be observed.

    Virtual services can be found at larkinmortuary.com Zoom link-- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85136870677?pwd=VDlrdUJlWHdrVm4rbldKN3NVRGVGZz09

    Interment will be held immediately following the funeral services at Larkin Sunset Gardens at 1950 East 10600 South in Sandy, Utah.

    Kim has requested, in lieu of flowers, donations to be made to Holy Trinity/Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox church www.GOCSLC.com.

    The family wishes to thank St. Marks Hospital ICU “dream team” and the first responders for their skillful compassionate care.

    A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

    May his memory be eternal.



    Guestbook/Condolences

    Nick and Lynn, Paul and I are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories of Kim help you through these difficult times.

    - Cheri A Richardson
    Athena, I was so sorry to read of Kim’s passing. Judy always spoke so highly of him. Please know we are thinking of you and Nicole at this sad time. Sincerely, Rosemary Lane Nelson

    - Rosemary Lane Nelson
    Athena and Nicole- My heart goes out to you both for your loss. I have wonderful memories of Kim! Thoughts and prayers are with you. Ali

    - Ali Wissler Brusa
    We are so sorry to hear about Kim's passing. While we never met him, we have gotten to know Nicolle in our time here in Park City. Given how wonderful Nicolle and her kids are, we can only imagine what a kind and loving person Kim was. Our prayers and condolences to the entire family. Mark, Lori, Nate, and Olivia Tourangeau

    - The Tourangeau's
    Athena, I was so sorry to read Kim died. It was always so fun to run into either or both of you. Nyle and I both enjoyed Kim's stories and your company. You have lovely memories. Peace. Linda

    - Linda Fox
    Oh my, Athena, I am so sorry to learn the news of Kim's passing. You and Nicolle captured his feisty spirit well in writing such a warm & caring obituary. I send virtual hugs and lots love to you, Nicolle and your grandchildren.

    - Margaret Anderson
    I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed crossing paths with Kim whenever we met at events related to publishing. I also enjoyed writing for him when he had his own magazine. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    - Carolyn Campbell
    I Was very shocked an Saddened too read about this passing of my Cousin by Marriage. He was very well liked by all, an luved by many im sure. No words can describe the pain an sorrow of the lost of a Beloved One. I just hope the close family knows that their Pain an Grief is just another way of Loving Him. And if we are lucky, we learn how to embarrass it, as we remember an Cherish the Blessed Memories an Moments they had with him ~!~ May his Soul rest in the arms of Chirst, until we all meet again, in a much better place. Amen. J.S.P from Magna, Utah

    - James S. Pappas