Salma Saukans

Feb 12, 2017

ASHEVILLE — Salma Saukans, 90, died on Feb. 9, 2017, at Mission Hospital. Salma was born in Tukums, Latvia, on Sept. 2, 1926. Salma was a nurse in infant care at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Salma is survived by her niece, Anna Scherrill; and her nephews, John Gudris and Pete Gudris.

There will be a celebration of life service held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at a later date.

A message of comfort may be left to the family and an online guest registry may be signed at