Obituary of Elaine Celli (1934 – 2021) – Ogden, UT


Elaine Celli, 86-year-old Mom was released from dementia / Alzheimer’s on September 23, 2021 after complications from a fall she suffered that left her with a broken arm. Mom was born at home on a beautiful fall day on November 5, 1934 in Frontier, WY to Frances and Ernest Gordes. It was so small that the Dr put it in a shoebox and in the oven as a homemade incubator. She was lovingly teased throughout her adulthood that she was overcooked as a baby. Elaine graduated from Kemmerer HS with the class of 52. She remained friends with most of her classmates and shared many treasured memories from her school years. Mom has always been a friend to everyone and she had the kindest heart you can meet. Her family were joined by her sister, Geraldine (“Jerry” Clarke) and mom couldn’t have been more excited to be a big sister. Mom married our father, Henry J. Celli, Sr. on July 19, 1955 in Evanston, Wy and together they lived in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Utah. The family grew by adding their only son (Ernest A.) and only daughter (Michelle M.). Mom was very proud of her children no matter what, and loved us unconditionally. When she thought we couldn’t make her prouder, we surprised her with our spouses, Janet E. Makie (a classmate’s daughter) and Daniel A. King. Her heart overflowed with the addition of her grandchildren (Tiffanie L., Stephen M. and Dustin A.) and great-grandchildren (Madison P. and Mackenzie). Mom had strong faith in God and accepted him as her Savior. Throughout Mom’s life, nothing has brought her more joy than her family, babies and pets. She enjoyed social gatherings with her friends, new and old, and family. Mum loved birds, movies, staying up late, dating for lunch and dinner with “the kids”, playing cards, yatzee and marbles with Stephen, and helping people. She was able to make friends no matter where she was, and she quickly melted the hearts of the Sunridge staff at Roy. Natalie C. surpassed herself as CNA, but was also Mom’s dear friend. Carsen W. had a way with mom that no one else did and she often remembered him with a smile on his face. She made several friends during her stay there, residents and employees. The names and the moments are endless. Her laugh was infectious and she had a sweetness and humor that people liked. Mom was very proud of her ancestors and was always eager to learn more about her family history. Mom was a mine of “old times” stories and experiences.
He has, until our name is called, his sister, son and Janet and daughter and Dan, grandchildren and great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and many friends. Mom was welcomed into heaven by her parents, her grandparents (Marie and Tommy Kikuchi and Frances and Anton Borstnar), our father, her brother-in-law (Richard B. Clarke), her aunts and uncles (Rose Mormino, Alice and Fred Sadler, Julie and Johnny Kantor, Steffie and Pete Casanova, & Margaret Holloway), several cousins ​​and several friends. (Special thanks to her team of nurses at Elevation Home Care & Hospice for their excellent care and support to our family).
Cremation under the direction of Myer’s Mortuary 5865 S 1900 W Roy, UT.
A celebration of life will take place at the morgue on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 starting at 5:00 p.m. and the memorial service will immediately follow at 6:00 p.m. A private funeral service will be held at a later date at Kemmerer Municipal Cemetery, Kemmerer, Wyo.
To send flowers to Elaine’s family, please visit our flower shop.

Posted by Myers Mortuary on September 25, 2021.

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