Glenna Jean Gieck of Delta died at her home Jan. 13, 2018, of acute liver and kidney failure. She was 77.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Calvary Baptist Church in Delta with Pastor Greg Teel officiating.
Glenna Jean Murphy was born Dec. 20, 1940, in Appleton City, Mo., to John and Burnace (Winn) Murphy. She spent her early childhood in Grain Valley, Mo., and a short time in Arizona before her family moved east of Colorado Springs. She graduated from Ellicott High School in 1959. After graduation, she worked for JCPenney and later worked for the city utilities of Colorado Springs.
On March 17, 1961, she married David Gieck in Colorado Springs. They moved to Delta in 1980.
Mrs. Gieck volunteered at the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, delivered Meals on Wheels and served as chairman for the Ute Council Tree PowWow for several years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Delta.
She enjoyed family gatherings and cooking for them, camping, attending her grandchildren's school activities, animals and supporting the Native American culture.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, David Gieck of Delta; children, Artie (Marty) Elliott of Delta, Jody Payne of Grand Junction and Marty (Kristi) Gieck of Delta; brother, John (Lupe) Murphy of Greeley; seven grandchildren, Hannah (Russell) Barry, Drew Elliott, Jill and Clay Payne, Tyler (Ashley) Gieck, Alicia (Jacob) Tribble and Madison Gieck; and five great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest, PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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