Mary Malavansos Daltroff was born on the 7th of August 1922, and went home to the Lord on the afternoon of the 11th of July 2011. Mary was predeceased by her parents, James and Anastasia Ipiotis; her brother Ted Ipiotis; and by her loving granddaughter, Natalie Christine Bredthauer. Mary is survived by her loving husband, Mr. Shields Daltroff; her daughter, Anastasia Malavansos Robson and her husband, Tom; and Chris Malavansos and his wife, Joanie; and step children, Terry and John Daltroff. Surviving grandchildren are Chris and Jill Malavansos, Thomas Blake Robson, Rebecca, Melissa and Victoria Daltroff. She is also survived by T.J. and Jacob Daltroff, who are proudly serving our country in the military; and special niece, Joanna Romero.
Mary grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and moved to Houston when she first married and where her children were raised. She formed instant lifetime friendships with her Greek-American contemporaries who had also moved to Houston. With an inherent drive to succeed, Mary became one of the first women stockbrokers in Houston and served that industry for 30 years. When retired, Mary moved to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, where she met and married Shields. They enjoyed retirement by traveling the world together by boat, plane and train. Together they became “Gray Wolves” and joined their counterparts in skiing and snowmobiling up and down the mountains of Colorado. After 20 years in Pagosa, Mary and Shields moved back to Houston to be closer to family. She was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral and active in the Greek community through her memberships in Philoptochos, the Daughters of Penelope, and the Hellenic Professional Society. Mary will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her.