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Palm Northwest Mortuary & Cemetery

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OBITUARY

Areti Schlutter

February 17, 1937January 9, 2020
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Areti Schlutter was a kind, loving, humble, wise and encouraging person. She loved exploring the world, enjoyed traveling and capturing what she saw with photographs. She loved her husband, children, grand-children and the rest of her extended family and friends. She was very proud of her heritage. Whenever she received guests while in Greece, they could always count on trips to interesting places - famous and obscure. To everyone around her, she seemed to be eternally happy, and she willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life she touched. For Areti, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, she could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Areti really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

Her parents were Stelios and Argiro. Areti was raised in Kifissia, Greece - just north of Athens. Even as a child, Areti had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around her. Areti was raised by hard working parents who operated the restaurant Lord Byron situated on the main square of Kifissia. It was from Stelios and Argiro that she learned how to make the many wonderful Greek dishes that she would in turn make for her family and friends. She learned the values of hard work from her parents. Areti was raised with three siblings. She had two younger brothers, Jimmy and Johnny, and one younger sister, Stavroula.

Areti possessed an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and an enthusiasm for life that allowed her to be constantly on the go. She loved music, dancing, photography and had an interest in travel.

Areti never actually encountered a stranger in her dealings with people. Areti utilized her interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, some of her best friends were Libby, Agathie, Elisaveth and Theoni. Later in life, she became friends with Mika, Jeromy, Mimi, Mary, Loy, Popi, Simon, Renyou, Debbie, Steve and many many many more. Areti loved sharing life and having her home filled with people she knew.

The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Areti very easy to approach. On May 29, 1968 Areti exchanged wedding vows with Gerald Schlutter at Greek Orthodox Church of Montgomery, Alabama.

Areti’s natural optimism was an important element of being a great Mother. Areti was blessed with three children, two sons, John and Telly, and one daughter, Christinne. They were also blessed with five grandchildren, Emily, Kiefer, Dylan, Berkley, and Connor. Areti had the ability to focus her attention on the present moment. If she was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of her attention was directed. Areti had unconditional love towards her children.

Areti enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. An “arts and crafts” type, Areti liked creating and making things. Her favorite pursuits were photography, ceramics, sewing, knitting, quilting, and stamp collecting. Areti was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

Areti had an endless appetite for new and different activities. She was always ready to join in the fun and add her flair and energy to an organization. Because of her personality, her humor, and her ability to get along with everyone, Areti's service was greatly valued by the organizations to which she belonged. Throughout her later years, Areti was an active member of the Miata Club, Retired Officers Wives Club, Arts & Crafts Club, and the Square Dance Club.

A generous person who often wore her heart on her sleeve, Areti often found herself involved in activities she deemed important. She was charitable, kind and giving, qualities that made her a natural volunteer. Outspoken in her beliefs, yet tactful in her dealings with others, Areti was a member of several community groups, serving on committees for the American Red Cross.

Vested with a deep concern for spiritual development, Areti recognized that her faith was important to her throughout her life. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Areti has always had an interest in other cultures and places in the world. It is no surprise that she loved to travel and to visit new and different places. She was naturally curious about other parts of the world and loved the real life adventure that came from visiting them. She was impulsive and willing to try anything once. Favorite vacations included traveling to Europe.

Areti passed away on January 9, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Areti battled with Lewy Body Dementia. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; her three children, John, Telly, and Christinne; her five grandchildren, Emily, Kiefer, Dylan, Berkley, and Connor; and her brother, Johnny. Services were held at Palm Northwest Mortuary. Areti was laid to rest in the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.

Areti brought joy to all of those around her. She never had a mean bone in her body. She loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. She was a constant source of encouragement to her children and grand-children. She loved to share her energy, wit, and her zest for all of her activities with her friends and family. Areti Schlutter lived life to its fullest and made everyone around her happier just for knowing her. She will be remembered with a smile.

  • FAMILY

  • Stelios Hountoumadis, Father (deceased)
  • Argiro Hountoumadis, Mother (deceased)
  • Gerald Schlutter, Husband
  • Jimmy Hountoumadis, Brother (deceased)
  • Stavroula Veight, Sister (deceased)
  • Johnny Hountoumadis, Brother
  • John Shackelford, Son
  • Dana Shackelford, Daughter-in-law
  • Emily Areti Shackelford, Granddaughter
  • Hannah Shackelford, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Kiefer John Shackelford, Grandson
  • Dylan James Shackelford, Grandson
  • Telly Shackelford, Son
  • Darci Shackelford, Daughter-in-law
  • Berkley Shackelford, Granddaughter
  • Connor Shackelford, Grandson
  • Christinne Shackelford, Daughter

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Reception Friday, January 17, 2020

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John Shackelford

January 16, 2020

One of my favorite photos of Mom and Dad

Jim / Phyllis McCoy

January 10, 2020

Dear Gerald, Henry, Telly, Christine and family,
Oh what a gal! Areti will surely be missed by many friends, as well as her loving family. We have such wonderful memories of fun times together - Cheyenne, Wyoming, Omaha, Nebraska and a memorable vacation touring Greece and a few beautiful islands in 2004. I admired Areti’s sewing creativity - I learned so much from her. Her enthusiasm was contagious as well as her laughter, she enjoyed whatever she was doing. We are honored to be your friends and will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
Jim & Phyllis

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Biography

Areti Schlutter was a kind, loving, humble, wise and encouraging person. She loved exploring the world, enjoyed traveling and capturing what she saw with photographs. She loved her husband, children, grand-children and the rest of her extended family and friends. She was very proud of her heritage. Whenever she received guests while in Greece, they could always count on trips to interesting places - famous and obscure. To everyone around her, she seemed to be eternally happy, and she willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life she touched. For Areti, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, she could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Areti really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

Her parents were Stelios and Argiro. Areti was raised in Kifissia, Greece - just north of Athens. Even as a child, Areti had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around her. Areti was raised by hard working parents who operated the restaurant Lord Byron situated on the main square of Kifissia. It was from Stelios and Argiro that she learned how to make the many wonderful Greek dishes that she would in turn make for her family and friends. She learned the values of hard work from her parents. Areti was raised with three siblings. She had two younger brothers, Jimmy and Johnny, and one younger sister, Stavroula.

Areti possessed an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and an enthusiasm for life that allowed her to be constantly on the go. She loved music, dancing, photography and had an interest in travel.

Areti never actually encountered a stranger in her dealings with people. Areti utilized her interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, some of her best friends were Libby, Agathie, Elisaveth and Theoni. Later in life, she became friends with Mika, Jeromy, Mimi, Mary, Loy, Popi, Simon, Renyou, Debbie, Steve, Soula and many many many more. Areti loved sharing life and having her home filled with people she knew.

The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Areti very easy to approach. On May 29, 1968 Areti exchanged wedding vows with Gerald Schlutter at Greek Orthodox Church of Montgomery, Alabama.

Areti’s natural optimism was an important element of being a great Mother. Areti was blessed with three children, two sons, John and Telly, and one daughter, Christinne. They were also blessed with five grandchildren, Emily, Kiefer, Dylan, Berkley, and Connor. Areti had the ability to focus her attention on the present moment. If she was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of her attention was directed. Areti had unconditional love towards her children.

Areti enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. An “arts and crafts” type, Areti liked creating and making things. Her favorite pursuits were photography, ceramics, sewing, knitting, quilting, and stamp collecting. Areti was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

Areti had an endless appetite for new and different activities. She was always ready to join in the fun and add her flair and energy to an organization. Because of her personality, her humor, and her ability to get along with everyone, Areti's service was greatly valued by the organizations to which she belonged. Throughout her later years, Areti was an active member of the Miata Club, Retired Officers Wives Club, Arts & Crafts Club, and the Square Dance Club.

A generous person who often wore her heart on her sleeve, Areti often found herself involved in activities she deemed important. She was charitable, kind and giving, qualities that made her a natural volunteer. Outspoken in her beliefs, yet tactful in her dealings with others, Areti was a member of several community groups, serving on committees for the American Red Cross.

Vested with a deep concern for spiritual development, Areti recognized that her faith was important to her throughout her life. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Areti has always had an interest in other cultures and places in the world. It is no surprise that she loved to travel and to visit new and different places. She was naturally curious about other parts of the world and loved the real life adventure that came from visiting them. She was impulsive and willing to try anything once. Favorite vacations included traveling to Europe.

Areti passed away on January 9, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Areti battled with Lewy Body Dementia. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; her three children, John, Telly, and Christinne; her five grandchildren, Emily, Kiefer, Dylan, Berkley, and Connor; and her brother, Johnny. Services were held at Palm Northwest Mortuary. Areti was laid to rest in the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.

Areti brought joy to all of those around her. She never had a mean bone in her body. She loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. She was a constant source of encouragement to her children and grand-children. She loved to share her energy, wit, and her zest for all of her activities with her friends and family. Areti Schlutter lived life to its fullest and made everyone around her happier just for knowing her. She will be remembered with a smile.