Chelsea Ellen (Schrotenboer) Overbeeke left her earthly home for her eternal Heavenly home on Jan. 17. Chelsea suffered a stroke at her home in Bozeman, Montana. She passed away peacefully at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, surrounded by the mountains she loved.
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Chelsea is the beloved wife of Anthony Overbeeke. He was her one true love, her "Hero". They were not a couple, they were two made one. Their devotion and the depth of their love far surpassed the short, precious time they had together.
Chelsea loved life! She was an artist and an adventurer, a biologist and a teacher. She had a special love and affinity for God's creation and his creatures. She was passionate and compassionate. She was smart, and confident, and fearless. She was an ever-faithful friend.
Chelsea is the daughter of Craig and Sherry Schrotenboer of Zeeland, Michigan. Her brothers and sisters, Eric and Meredith Schrotenboer, Lindsay and Chris Zeller, and Martha Schrotenboer and Ben Overway will cherish the life and years spent with their little sister. They will treasure keeping her memory alive in their own children, baby Meryn Schrotenboer, Madelyn and Zachary Zeller, and Ava Overway.
Anthony's family too, will miss Chelsea. Anthony's parents Adriaan and Diana Overbeeke from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, sisters Becky, Ashley, Amber, and brother Stephen showered Chelsea with their love. She was an Overbeeke.
Chelsea and Anthony were grateful everyday for their Bozeman family, their friends Nate and Rachel Fryling, Trey and Kara Chelgren, and Alex and Lisa Woidtke and many others.
We will treasure our precious time with Chelsea, hold our memories of her close to our hearts, and we will give thanks to God for her life.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held Saturday, Jan. 23 at E-Free Church at 1:13 p.m. There will also be a Celebration of Chelsea's Life in Michigan on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m., at First Reformed Church in Zeeland, Michigan.
"Surely God's goodness and unfailing love pursued her all the days of her life. The LORD was her shepherd . . . and she will live in the house of the LORD forever." -Psalm 23:1, 6
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Jan. 21, 2016