Sophie Denise Oneida Pierce "Dede" Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, second mother, and dear friend to all, passed away at her home on March 8, 2005. She was born April 4, 1962 to Henry Oneida and Marion Lukich Guerra. Everyone was welcome at her home. She was a philosopher and a poet, and she was dedicated to her belief of Jesus. Mom, the long and winding road has ended. A new journey has began. May you and Owen rest in peace. We'll all be together again. Dede is survived by her husband, Brad; daughters, Miranda and Jessica; two beautiful grandchildren, Dominick and Zoey; her parents; stepfather, Eleuterio Guerra; and grandmother, Sophie Lukich; her brothers, Henry, Jeff, Curtis and Marion; her sister, Alicia; her parents-in-law, Jack and Berva Pierce; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. Preceded in death by her brother, Owen. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 5 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, where there will be a viewing from 3-5 p.m. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Brad's family would be appreciated.
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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Mar. 11, 2005.