Carol Sue Dellos also known as Sue Dellos, age 79, our much-loved wife, mother, and grandmother, after battling one of many diseases, she faced in her life, passed away at her Elk Ridge, Utah, home on May 31, 2021. She was born as Carol Sue Barrett in San Diego, California, on March 5, 1942, to Thomas Ellwood Barrett and Merle Allred Barrett, the middle child of their three children.
She grew up, and attended schools, in Chula Vista, California, where she was on the synchronized swimming team at the public swimming pool and loved swimming in general. She graduated, in 1960, from Chula Vista High School, then she attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Sue continued her college education at San Diego State University where, in 1965, she earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics.
On July 16, 1965, Sue married her eternal companion, David John Dellos, in the Los Angeles LDS Temple, and she became the wife of a proud U.S. Marine. They had six children: David John II, Jennifer, Matt, Rebekah, Dwight, and Rachel.
Sue taught home economics and sewing in El Centro, California. She was a busy and talented sewing and craft teacher. She loved teaching her grandkids her passion of sewing, by making many costumes or other projects alongside them. Over the years, she was extremely artistic in every way. One of the ways she loved to express herself artistically was with oil painting. She painted everything and anything she could and was proud of every single piece she made. She also enjoyed crafting and creating for family members and friends’ weddings … things like cakes, flowers, and dresses. Over the many years, she had sewn and put together many quilts she loved giving away. She loved genealogy, both teaching and completing much hands-on work; she spent her lifetime researching, compiling and cataloging genealogy records. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers; and in Spanish Fork, Utah, was actively involved with the Senior Citizens group.
Sue is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in the Relief Society; and, where she also taught genealogy classes. She served a service mission calling in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, doing genealogy at the BYU Family History Library, from April 1, 2010 till April 1 2012.
She is survived by her husband, David John Dellos, of Elk Ridge, Utah; and five of her six children and their progeny (Sue’s beloved 27 grandchildren as well as four great-grandchildren): her son, David Dellos II, of Twin Falls, Idaho (his children: Makayla (Kaleb) Coggins and Hailee; and his grandchildren, Kasen and Kynlee); her daughter, Jennifer (Michael) Pollard, of Elk Ridge, Utah (their children: Kylee, Katelyn, Drew, Landon, and Trevor); her son, Matt (Cori) Dellos, of Salem, Utah (their children: Camryn, Baleigh, Lauren, Chase, Hailee, Trevor (Sarah), and Jason); her grandson, Christopher Thiemann (Holli) (their children: Willey and Rogan); her daughter, Rachel (John) Ellertson, of Pleasant Grove, Utah (their children: Ireland, Sawyer, and Zander); and her son, Dwight (Ketra) Dellos, of Caldwell, Idaho (their children: Taven, Rockford, Rebekah-Ann, Phoenix, Atreyu, Colton, Connor, Cooper, and Zayden). Sue is also survived by her brother, Ralph (Rhonda) Barrett; and her sister, Arlene Barrett McCoin; as well as many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her daughter, Rebekah Dellos.
A viewing for family and friends of Sue will be Monday, June 7, 2021, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Elk Ridge 11th Ward LDS Church, 185 East Ridgeview Drive, Elk Ridge, Utah 84651. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Interment will be at Salem City Cemetery.
There will be a livestream of the service available Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11 a.m.