DeLeyna Faye Contreras was born Nov. 6, 1980 in Moab, to LaDonna (Hance) Switzer-Hawn, daugher of Lil and Bill Hance, and Tony Contreras II, son of Anthony and Isabella Contreras.
DeLeyna spent most of her childhood in Moab. During her junior year of high school, she moved to Elko, Nev. with her father, Anthony II. She returned for a short time and then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where she met Robert (Bobbie) Gibbs II. Following her return to Moab, DeLeyna gave birth to a baby girl, Dasia Faye Gibbs on Oct. 5, 2000.
In 2002, she started dating her high school crush, Carson Shifflet. They were married on June 5, 2003. A short time later they gave birth to a son, Issac Kimmeth Shifflet, on June 19, 2003.
From then on she raised her children beautifully, working many jobs from waitress to rig hand. DeLeyna loved to camp and go for rides on the loop road. She loved to hang out with friends and family, doing whatever, as long as they were together.
As we all know, DeLeyna had the biggest heart and helped whenever possbible. Her home was a place for anyone who needed a bed or a meal or a hug. She loved wild sunflowers and she loved her boyfriend, Will Conn, of Fruita, Colo.
DeLeyna is survived by her children, Dasia Faye Gibbs and Issac Kimmeth Shifflet; her parents, Larry and LaDonna Switzer-Hawn and Tony and Patti Contreras; siblings, Anthony Contreras III, Hank (Tiffany, Grannon and Hadlee) James, Brando (Jessica and Jharick) James, Jessie (Corrina Jarman) Coberty and Gabriel Edward Rainbow Olson (Tamara, Calvin, Alexander and Gabriella) Olson; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
DeLeyna is preceded in death by grandparents, William and Lillian Hance, and Isabella Contreras.
We want to thank everyone for the unbelievable support, love, kindness, flowers and food. It has humbled our family in this very difficult time. DeLeyna loved you all, as we do. Please keep DeLeyna’s children in your prayers for it is the only thing that really helps. God bless you all.