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Joycelyn Ann Dutchie

Photo Credit: Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum


Joycelyn Ann Dutchie passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center. She was 62 years old.

Joycelyn was born September 25, 1955, to Joseph and Elizabeth Peabody, Sr. She grew up in Towaoc, Colorado and in her adulthood moved to Ignacio. She married Gilbert Dutchie in Aztec, NM, and raised 5 children together.

Joycelyn served as a Tribal Elder and Council-member for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe as well as various other supervisory positions with the tribe.

She enjoyed her family (especially grandchildren), friends, gaming at the Casino, doing her skilled beadwork, and living in the traditional ways.

She is survived by her children: Fernessa (Gabriel) Richards, Jolette Peabody-Dutchie, Daliha Peabody (Alexis and Perla), and Terrence Dutchie; Siblings: Jerald (Norma) Peabody, Theodore Weeks, and Ike Peabody; Sisters, many grandchildren, extended family and close friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Gilbert; Son: Gabriel Peabody, Sr.; and many siblings.

A sunrise service will be held at her home 24 County Road 316, Ignacio on Saturday. A Traditional funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 10 AM, at the Southern Ute Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Ouray Memorial Cemetery.

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