Delsie Gutierrez Obituary (1953-2021) – Ogden, UT
Delsie Colleen Peña Gutierrez
January 27, 1953 ~ October 4, 2021
Delsie Colleen Peña Gutierrez, 68, died peacefully in her own home on Monday October 4th, 2021 with her family by her side. Delsie was born on January 27, 1953 in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of Mack and Josephine Lopez. born Peña. She graduated from Clearfield High School in 1971 and was a proud member of the elite Chauntonettes Choir. She attended the Latin American Biblical Institute (LABI) in La Puente, California, and graduated in 1974 with a degree in theology. During her time at LABI, Delsie toured Northern and Southern California to help the choir spread the gospel through music. During the summer months of Bible College, Delsie toured the western United States with an Ensemble Choir.
While attending LABI, she met the love of her life and married Armando Leyvas Gutierrez, Sr. on September 7, 1974 in Ogden, Utah. Armando and Delsie began life together in Tucson, Arizona. They returned to Ogden in 1975 and later built a house in Clinton, Utah, where they lived for 33 years before moving to their current residence in Syracuse, Utah.
Delsie was a member of the Zion Spanish Assembly of God Church in Ogden, Utah. She was very faithful in her service to the Lord, teaching Sunday school, missionets, choir leaders, and being actively involved in women’s service. Delsie and her husband served through music and blessed innumerable lives with their beautiful, anointed voices. In her final years, she attended Elevation Church in Clearfield, Utah with her children.
Delsie worked as a tax auditor with the Internal Revenue Service for 28 years and retired in 2014. She always made a point of telling everyone she was one of the “nice guys” as she approved taxpayer refunds.
Delsie enjoyed going to her children’s sporting events, dance evenings, and all the family outings they went on together. She could always be sure that she was there at every event and that she was her greatest cheerleader.
In her free time, she enjoyed painting, scrapbooking, crocheting, handicrafts and shopping. Nana loved pampering her grandchildren with gifts and surprises. Her children and grandchildren never doubted their love for them.
Delsie was the life of the party and enjoyed interacting with people. She knew how to make people laugh and feel very comfortable around her. Her personality enabled her to make friends very easily.
Delsie leaves behind her husband Armando L. Gutierrez, Sr .; Kinder, Armando L. Gutierrez, Jr. (Kristie) of Syracuse, Utah; Damien Gutierrez (Bernstein) from Syracuse, Utah; Jeanene Sanchez (Mario) of West Point, Utah; Brothers, Steve Peña (Ann) of Clinton, Utah; Bobby Peña (Tina) from Ogden, Utah; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Her parents Mack and Josephine Peña preceded her in death; and brother Mack Peña Jr.
The funeral will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends can visit the morgue with family on Friday from 6pm to 8pm and on Saturday from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Funeral, Lindquist Washington Heights Memorial Park 4500 Washington Blvd. Ogden, Utah.
The services are streamed live and available by scrolling to the bottom of Delsie’s obituary.
The family would like to thank the Farmington Bay Dialysis Center, Pine View Rehabilitation, Aspen Ridge Home Health and Hospice, and Elevation Church Body for the professional care and love shown to Delsie.
Published by Lindquist Mortuary – Ogden October 7-8, 2021.