Leila Belle Cooley Pappas Our sweet and loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend returned to her heavenly family on September 29, 2023 at the age of 88. \n\nLeila was born on November 1, 1934 in Helper, Utah, the third of four children, to H. Lorenzo ‘Ren’ and Elva Mantle Cooley. She grew up in Helper and attended Carbon High School. \n\nShe married Larry Wolff in 1954 and they had two sons, Ed and Stephen. They later divorced. In 1967 she married George Pappas. They enjoyed spending time in Utah’s west desert, road tripping, and their involvement in the yearly Salt Lake Greek Festival. \n\nLeila was incredibly blessed with many talents. She loved crafting and woodworking, but also excelled at painting, sewing, quilting, baking and candy making. She will always be remembered for her baklava, caramels, nut clusters and her beautiful one-of-a-kind bird houses. \n\nLeila was incredibly kind and loving. Her superpower was making people happy! She received so much joy from serving others and she deeply loved her family and friends. \nShe was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed serving in many callings. One of her most cherished experiences was going to the temple in 1995 where she received her endowments and was sealed to her parents.\n\nLeila is survived by her son, Ed Wolff; four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; brothers, LeRoy and Marvin Cooley; sister, Della Wood; and son Stephen Wolff. \n\nWe will celebrate her life at a viewing Wednesday, October 4th, 6-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 S. State Street, Murray. Viewing and family prayer Thursday, October 5th at 10-10:45 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe, followed by a small graveside service at 11:00 a.m. at the north end of the Murray City Cemetery. \n\nIn lieu of flowers, please make someone’s heart lighter by doing a kind deed. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the caring, compassionate staff at The Abbington and Inspiration Hospice who so lovingly cared for her during her last weeks. You are very special people who are amazing at what you do. Many thanks to her loving friends, neighbors and ward members who have been so good to her. She loved you all very much. And last but certainly not least, our love and thanks to her boyfriend, Cal, who made her feel so special and adored during her last years.