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Leavitt's Mortuary
Friday May 6th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Leavitt's Mortuary
Friday May 6th, 2022

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Juan Eleno Guadalupe Colunga

Juan Eleno Guadalupe Colunga


January 19, 1929- April 26, 2022

      Lupe, LUPE!

      "Yes, Mama." It's time to come home mijito.  "Aw Mom, do I have to? I'm still playing with my family and friends." No, she says, it's time to come Home. Besides, I haven't seen you since you were about 13 months old. Your PAPA is waiting for you, as well as your brothers & sisters.  "Ok..... I'm coming," he said as he shuffled his feet, thinking of all the things he did in his short 93 years of this  life. "I'll see you guys later." As he slowly walks up to the door, he turns around and yells out to no one in particular, "This world has been good to me! Thank you World!" And just like  that, he went home to be with PAPA, his wife, family & friends.


  Lupe Colunga, (93) died just the other day surrounded by family on April 26, 2022 of just being tired. He was happy to go home. He was born back in January of "29", to Lucio &  Luciana (Velarde) in Grand Junction Co. He, along with his many brothers & sisters, traveled the west working in the fields & making adobe homes, many of which are still standing today.  He worked for Wonder Bread, then for Hercules Aerospace, building rocket motors for our Defense.

     He married Ann Marie Garcia (1929-2017) in the summer of "48", and  by the end of "53" there were the "3 T's" running around. They divorced in spring of "80". In the late summer of 1980, he married Reta Fife Schultz (1935-2021). Lupe suffered a stroke in "01" that took out the left side of his body. His wife, Reta, took such great care of him. She was a blessing by his side all those years. She died just months ago in late summer of "21". "Pop" had such a great attitude. He was truly a fun person to be around! You could go visit him & he would cheer you up with stories of growing up with his family, and how hard life was in the fields. Bless both of our parents for keeping their boys, the "3 T's" out of the fields by all their hard work.


      He leaves behind still playing in the yard, his 7 orphan kids: #1 Jack (Terry) & Kay Colunga,  #2 Tom & Gail Colunga,  #3 Tobias & Colleen Colunga, Paul (deceased) & Candy Schultz,  Dale & Barbara Schultz, Margie Larsen (deceased), Loren & Debbie Schultz.  A bunch of  grandkids, a slew of great grandkids, & even a few great great grandkids, as well as his extended family.


   The Colunga / Schultz family would like to thank all those folks that came & visited with Lupe & Reta all these years. We hope you all walked out the front door with gladness in your heart after your visit with them.

   Thank you PAPA, for letting us have our dad all these years.


And just like that, they're both together again!

 "Thank you world"  


   We would like to Thank Sunridge Assisted Living of Layton, and Atlas Home Care & Hospice for their care, as well as the doctors & nurses at North Davis Hospital. And last but not least Dr. Degrauw.


Funeral Services will be held at;

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial

836 36th st, Ogden, Utah.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Viewing from 10-11

Funeral from 11 till we're done.


  Come on Pop! Get out of that wheelchair & let's go for a walk.

 Going miss the breakfast times, coffee times &  the chit-chat times


 We're just going miss ya pop…

 P.S.  come & visit us from time to time.



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I feel like the luckiest person in the world by being your granddaughter. You were the greatest example of selflessness, hard work, and kindness. I\'ll cherish the stories you shared over the years like the most precious of diamonds and treasures. You will forever be my favorite.

Vanessa Colunga (granddaughter) May 8 2022 3:35 PM

What a beautiful and well written tribute. I wish I had known this lovely man.

Cindy Trimble May 4 2022 11:34 AM

I remember you use to make me the best hot cereal with no lumps & half cup of coffee w/ lots of cream & a ton of sugar. I\'ll be thinking of ya when I\'m on the back roads. Well that\'s not the only place I\'ll be thinking of ya.
Xoxo yas pop. #3

#3 May 3 2022 5:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Juan Eleno Colunga

Susan Villarruel May 3 2022 3:33 PM

Uncle Lupe was my mentor he taught me how to change my oil in my car he would cut my hair when I was a small kid he would come to my mothers house and repair windows toilets laid down cement porch for my mother couldn’t afford to pay him he was happy being paid by at her home cooking Mexican food he loved I’ll miss him he’s been a good great part of our family thank you thank you uncle

Joe Mendez May 3 2022 3:21 PM

We love you Lupe! Thanks for your kindness and friendship to Renate, Christi & Larry over the years. Thanks for your generosity and hospitality every time we came to Utah. We miss you and look forward to a reunion after this life.

Jim & Ginnie Street May 3 2022 2:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Juan Eleno Colunga

Connie Florez May 3 2022 8:18 AM

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Colunga family. To my brother inlaw Charlie Arroyo. May Mr. Colunga rest in peace.

Connie Florez May 3 2022 8:13 AM

This was so beautifully written. I am going to miss the stories and how they both made you feel like the most important person when you visited. 💗

Cheryl Cowgill(granddaughter) May 2 2022 11:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Juan Eleno Colunga

Mont & Karla Chugg May 2 2022 10:52 PM

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