Demetra C. Vrla

October 17, 1930February 16, 2021

Demetra (Deme)Vrla passed peacefully in her sleep on February 16, 2021 after a 6 year battle with Alzheimer's and Dementia. She was born on October 17, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma to Hresula and Chris P. Hronopulos. She attended The University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. After graduation from nursing school Demetra became an ORN. She met her future husband George E. Vrla, a Dallas native at Vance Airforce Base in Enid. Their 65th wedding Anniversary is this month.

The couple settled in Dallas where Demetra was employed at Baylor Hospital where she became the Head Nurse in the Orthopedic Surgery Department, and later worked part time at Scottish Rite Hospital also in Dallas. She and her husband, who became a Captain for American Airlines, raised two daughters in the Dallas area.

Demetra was loved by many for her sweet personality , her sense of humor, and her fabulous Greek cooking. She attended All Saints Catholic Church where she and her husband sang in the Saint Raphael's choir at masses.

She is survived by her loving husband, George Vrla; daughters Kelli Vrla and Jamie Green of Dallas, grandson Justin Green of Quincy, Massachusetts, several nieces and nephews, one great niece, and two great nephews. Services pending at present. In lieu of flowers; her family would appreciate a donation to one of the many Alzheimer's charities that can make a difference in the lives of our loved ones.


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Demetra C. Vrla

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George Willias

February 23, 2021

Growing up even living 1300 miles away I always thought of my Aunt Demi as my favorite Aunt (everyone has one) in my family I was always so excited to go to Dallas and visit her and uncle George, jamie & kelli and I'll always remember the good memories we shared .

Dolly & T0mmy Peters

February 22, 2021

We will never forget the good times we had with George & Deme during our airline days. We loved Deme very much & she will always be in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy to George & all of their families.
Dolly & Tommy

Rosian Zerner

February 20, 2021

Demi was a joy to many. She always had a kind word and brought smiles for all who knew her at her community. Heartfelt condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.