Celesti Ann Nielsen
FUNERAL HOME
Cache Valley Mortuary
80 West 4200 North
Hyde Park, UT
Celesti Ann Nielsen
Jan 23, 1980 - June 17, 2017
Celesti Ann Nielsen, born Jan. 23, 1980, in Logan, UT, passed away June 17, 2017, in Salt Lake City, UT, after a difficult battle with complications from spinal meningitis. She was surrounded by family and many friends in her final days. She has returned to her Heavenly Father after her time on Earth learning and growing. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church. Finally freed from a body that had many limitations, she will now have the opportunity for a body that is perfect. Celesti attended many different schools in her elementary years, as the family lived in various parts of the country. She graduated from Alta High School in Sandy, UT, where she learned sign language. This skill was a gift during her final weeks of life. She lost her ability to speak verbally, but she could still sign competently and quickly. This allowed her needs and wishes to be known and was a blessing for her caregivers, family and friends. Celesti was loved dearly by all who knew her. She had such a sweet spirit that could light up a room. She was able to overcome many physical challenges in her life and defied predictions that "she wouldn't make it to one year old." We were so blessed to have her in our lives for 37 years. Celesti loved many things in her life; family was the most important. She knew many of her extended relatives and was always interested in learning more about them. She had great connections with the older family members and just couldn't get enough time with the newest members of the family. She dearly loved holding new babies. She really enjoyed music and loved to perform. She participated in numerous musical and theatrical programs throughout her school years and with her Special Needs Mutual group. She also had a great love for the game of basketball. Her favorite teams were the Utah Jazz, Utah State Aggies and high school teams. She loved to watch the game and cheer on her teams. She participated in Special Olympics Basketball for many years on teams in Salt Lake and at Utah State. Celesti loved to travel and really enjoyed seeing new places. She is survived by her parents Linda Weller and Todd Nielsen (Patti), siblings Maria Nielsen, Andrea Taylor (Brian), Scott Moore (Ashley), Nathan Nielsen (April), Ryan Moore (Morgan) and Lindsey Nielsen, grandparents Bonnie Nielsen and Karl Peterson (Karen), as well as many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by grandfather Reece D. Nielsen, grandmother Jean Brown Peterson and nephew Houston Todd Nielsen. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors who provided special care for Celesti at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray and the loving tender care received at The Lodge by Valeo hospice facility in Millcreek prior to her passing. We also want to thank Celesti's great friend, Jennifer Poore from Redding, CA, for her gift of friendship and compassion to Celesti in their 27-year friendship. A special thanks to Anna for her support and help with Celesti in the last three years. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be given to the Primary Children's Medical Center or Special Olympics of Utah. Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. with a viewing from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the LDS Church building at 344 W. 700 South, in Logan. Funeral service under the direction of Cache Valley Mortuary, 80 W. 4200 North, (435)787-8514. Share a memory at www.cvmortuary.com.

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Published by Logan Herald Journal from Jun. 20 to Jun. 22, 2017.
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I cannot believe you are gone. You were always happy, smiling, and willing to make friends with any body. I went to high school with Celesti. My last name was Nelson so we were always next to each other in alphabetical order! Her love for Alta high school and New Kids on the Block always remained with her til the end. I know she is in a better place without pain or sadness but she is missed here in our world. Prayers to the family.
Jennifer Allen
July 17, 2017
I was so sad hearing of Celesti'S death she was a great friend to me and so nice to me on the bus. We liked talking about a mutual friend that we liked. We always thought he was our friend. I'm glad she is not suffering anymore. Our sympathy to the family and we are thinking of them. We are sorrowed that she is gone but much better now .
Dawn Hansen
June 29, 2017
I will miss Celesti. I am very sorry she died. I knew her at South Valley and we played basketball in Special Olympics. She was a good friend to me. She had a nice hug. I went to her house and her birthday party. Love, Krissy Bates
Krissy Bates
June 29, 2017
My sympathy to her family at the passing of Celesti. She is a special spirit of Heavenly Father and I'm sure she was welcomed home with great joy.

Love,
Rose Marie Childs
June 25, 2017
So sorry to hear about Celesti. I remember her as a young teenager, so sweet and friendly. She loved all the kids in the ward. Love and prayers Amanda Humphries
Amanda Humphries
June 24, 2017
It was a pure joy to work with Celesti over the last several years. I was so thankful that Anna and her had such a special relationship. We are praying for you Linda and the family. COSH sends there love to you all!
Justine Witcher
June 23, 2017
Celesti, you are unforgettable. No one that ever met you will be able to forget your enthusiasm for life, your loyalty to the people and things you loved, or your awesome dance moves! You made everyone feel like they counted, that they truly mattered. God bless you and your family. You will be missed.
Rachel Gooch
June 22, 2017
I went to high school with Celesti. She was a ray of sunshine walking through the halls at Alta. Always a smile on her face and ever so kind. She will be remembered. God bless.
June 22, 2017
Love the pictures of Celesti showing her joy for life! She had such a love for anyone that she met and would make them feel welcome. We will miss Celesti at Mutual but know she is dancing with the angels and singing her songs loud and clear. We love you Celesti. Until we meet again keeping being beautiful you!
June 22, 2017
Celesti,

Your name fits you perfectly! You were always an angel and loved everyone you met. You wanted to be in the know and included in everything. What a blessing it was to have you be part of our class at Alta. I remember running into you about 7 years after graduation and you were just so happy to see me like not a day had passed. Thank you for giving us all the gift of your light and your love. Thank you for sharing your contagious spirit with us. You are now wrapped in the arms of heavenly father safe and secure. We will miss the light you brought everywhere you went.
Rosie Skinner
June 22, 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Celesti and getting to know her over the past few years. She was a light in this world and always brought a smile to my face. She will be greatly missed. My love and prayers go out to her family at this time.
Brooke Bawden
June 22, 2017
We feel so blessed to have gotten to know Celesti in Special Needs Mutual. She was always so happy and fun to be with, and we loved her very much. Joh, Lorraine and Joe Cherry
Lorraine Cherry
June 21, 2017
Mark Olsen
June 21, 2017
Luci Olsen
June 21, 2017
Viewing: 9AM-10:30AM Saturday June 24
Funeral Services: 11AM

Funeral services will be held at the Ballard Creek Ward in Logan, Utah (340 West 700 South)
Interment to follow the funeral services at the Hyrum, Utah cemetery.

We're looking forward to spending time with family and friends, honoring and celebrating Celesti's life!
Andrea Taylor
June 21, 2017
Linda Peterson Weller
June 21, 2017
Linda Peterson Weller
June 21, 2017
Linda Peterson Weller
June 21, 2017
Linda Peterson Weller
June 21, 2017
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