Chelsea Louise Dremel
Chelsea Louise Dremel

Chelsea Louise Dremel went to be with her earthly father and Heavenly Father on November 18, 2011. She blessed those who knew her for 26 years. On March 29, 1985, Chelsea was born in Denton, Texas, to Jeanne and Bill Dremel and moved to Palm Springs, Calif. in August, 1987. Chelsea had an incredibly infectious laugh and smile. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She looked forward to traveling to Texas and Wisconsin every summer to spend time with extended family. Chelsea was in the Gate program and then attended Desert Chapel Christian School from Middle school through High school. Chelsea was involved in the Piranha swim team, volunteering at her church, National Charity League, Mohave Club volleyball, and Riverside County Association of Student Government, but school was her passion. She loved to learn, like her mentor, her grandmother, Barbara Ratliff, known to all as Baba. She was an extremely intelligent student who earned scholarships to Marymount and Johns Hopkins University in the school of medicine. She was studying Cognitive NeuroScience when her health began to decline. Her medical knowledge was incredible. Unfortunately, due to her health, she was forced to move back to the desert, where she struggled with blood clots for years. She is preceded in death by her father, William E. Dremel, II; both grandfathers, William E. Dremel and William D. Ratliff, Jr.; her grandmother, Dee Dremel; and her uncle, Bobby Ratliff. She is survived by her mother, Jeanne Ratliff Dremel; her brother, William E. Dremel, III (Trey); her sister, Wendy J. Dremel; her aunts, Patti Ratliff, Louise Deems, Cindy Dremel, Douglas Ratliff, Julie Ratlilff, Susie Ratliff, Barbara Schwietzer, and Sandra Schwartz; her uncles, Eddie Deems, William D. Ratliff, III, Bryan Ratliff, Brent Ratliff, Doug Schwartz ,Doug Schweitzer; an incredible group of cousins, and the man that she had just accepted happily to be her step-father, Tim Jasper. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, November 29, 2011 at Forest Lawn Mortuary, Cathedral City, CA. A Memorial Service will take place at 4:00 PM, November 30, 2011 at Desert Chapel, 630 Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA.

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May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one bring comfort to you and your family, today and always. - NBCA

September 16, 2019
We are so sorry. Even though we haven't crossed paths since the pre-school years, I just had to let you know how saddened Kristina, Kelly and I when we heard about Chelsea. I know your faith in Jesus will help to bring you and your family comfort. You will forever live in our thoughts and prayers.
God bless you, Roseanna, Buzz, Kelly and Kristina Radoff
December 21, 2011
Jeanne - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace in Jesus, knowing Chelsea is forever in His arms... The Stevens Family
Tamara Stevens
December 4, 2011
Jane Fender
December 1, 2011
I remember Chelsea from a young age and she always had a way of bringing smiles and laughter to a room, I will never forget that. My prayers are with you and your family during this incredibly hard time.

Ally Simon
Allyson Simon
December 1, 2011

I am at a loss of words. I love you and your family. You have been a part of my family since the day I was born. You have created a family that have shared so many wonderful memories with ours. Chelsea's laughter was contagious and her cheeks so rosy. She will be missed and always in our hearts. Sending love your way today and always.
Lynsi Trachta
December 1, 2011
Chelsea was the most intelligent person I have ever had the pleasure to know! What a delightful lady she was!
John Linehan
November 30, 2011

I am so, so sorry! My heart hurts for you. Chelsea was such a wonderfully cheerful and infectiously happy person. When I think of Chelsea, I can't help but think of her big smile and positive outlook! She will be greatly missed. You, Trey and Wendy are in my prayers, may you find peace through your prayers.

Love to all, Cindy Simon & family
Cindy Simon
November 30, 2011
Jeanne, we just found out and we are so saddened to hear about Chelsea. I remember what a cheerful , happy little girl she qwwas. Beautiful smile. AAlways so nice. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. The Baker Family(Sara,Amber,Tiffany ,Hal and Lisa)
Lisa Baker
November 30, 2011
God Bless you Chelsea as you are with the Angels...Know that your cute cute smile will be missed...condolances to the family. With love and prayers The Kuregian Family
November 30, 2011
Sending love and prayers to all the Dremel family.
Love, Anita and family
Anita McMeans
November 30, 2011
Sending prayers and love for your loss.
The Dean-Walters Family.
Victoria Dean-Walters
November 30, 2011
Chelsea touched our family very much. All the memories swimming with her. She is missed very much. We love you all and so sorry for your loss. The Schuch Family
November 30, 2011
She was born three weeks before my first granddaughter. I cannot imagine the pain of your loss. See 1 Thess.4:13-18. A joyous reunion there will be. Even so come Lord Jesus. May His loving arms hold you until that day.
Alicia Cooley
November 30, 2011
Jeanne and Family
Colleen Swank
November 30, 2011
Words can not express the sorrow we are feeling for your loss of Chelsea. We send our
Deepest heartfelt sympathy. Very Sincerely, Gary & Jody Scully
Jody Scully
November 29, 2011
Sweet spirit.. Kind..
LOVING and always willing to give her best!!!
My heart will miss her....
Jeannie... She will always be in our hearts.
Susan Panzarini
November 29, 2011
Chelsea, you are in the Lord's hands now. Jeanne, Trey and Wendy, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I just pray that the Lord continue to comfort you all and provide you with peace. Love, Christine and Daniel Paciocco
November 29, 2011
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jan and Rick Ligman
November 29, 2011
Jeanne & family,
What a blessing your family has been for so many. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Chelsea with us all. We continue to lift you up in prayer. May God fill you with peace & strength. We love you. Rick, Christy, Ashley, Taylor & Cameron West
Christy West
November 29, 2011
Jeanne and family, Having lost so many loved ones lately I can feel your pain. I am truly sorry for your loss and may God bless each and every one of you. Roni, Joey and Melissa Irons-Spoelder
Roni Irons
November 29, 2011
Sharing your sorrow and listening with you to hear Jesus speaking into it...
Denise Austin
November 29, 2011
I am at such a loss for wordd auntie if u need anything I am here for you anytime love you
stacey and zacharia schwartz
November 29, 2011
My earliest memory of Chelsea is in the parking lot at Desert Chapel. We were getting ready to go to kids camp and I noticed she brought a big footlocker (I call it a trunk). My first thought was....what could she possibly have in there? My second thought was....she's a camp counselor, she probably has lots of cool stuff to entertain the girls in her care. We had some great times at Big Rock Creek and Camp Cedar Crest. Chelsea was always there for the girls. You'll be missed.

Jeanne, Trey, Wendy and Baba,

My love and prayers are with you. She's home now. John 14:1-4

Love you, Betty Ann
Betty Ann Wagner
November 29, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Lara Simmons
November 29, 2011
Chelsea worked for us at TheKnowledgeCenter tutoring in calculus and advanced math. She was dependable, very capable and a joy to know. We extend our sincere sympathies to her family, May God give you peace. Ruben and Terrie Andrade
Terrie Andrade
November 29, 2011
May the love and friendship of everyone here bring you comfort knowing she was loved, and will be missed by all of us.
Mary Hawkins
November 29, 2011
If you need someone to talk to who knows your pain having lost a daughter too, just let me know. I am here if you need me. Prayers go out to you and the family in this most difficult time.
Love & Blessings, Lynn
Lynn Reich
November 29, 2011
Jeanne, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Geoff and Melissa Harris
November 29, 2011
My prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time, sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter.
Pat Spearman
November 29, 2011
Jeanne and Family,
I am so sorry to here of your loss. I hope you find comfort from the many friends and extended family that love you. You will all be in our prayers.
Darren Houk
November 29, 2011
Jeanne, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time. May the Lord comfort you. The Andrade Family
Terri&Greg Andrade
November 29, 2011
I can only imagine the pain you must feel. My heart and prayers are with you.
Betsy Bloodworth
November 29, 2011
Chelsea always was a lot of fun. The entire family will miss her. We have many fond memories of Chelsea and will carry them with us always. We extend to Jeanne, Wendy and Trey. We love all of you and I want to let you know that all of you will be in our prayers always. Love aunt Sandra uncle Doug, and the entire family.
November 29, 2011
Chelsea, "I will always remember your smile, and your sweet voice". You will always remain in our hearts. Dremel Family, "We love you may you all find peace in each of your hearts. Our blessings to you all. " Davies Family, Elaine, Dave.
Elaine Davies
November 29, 2011
Oh Chelsea how you will be missed! The best words to describe Chelsea are so so sweet and kind. Loyal to all those that she loved. The special relationship she had with her Grandmother, Baba was such a gift. We were blessed to have known her and we will miss her. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers. With much Love, Andi & Phil Parker
Andi & Phil Parker
November 29, 2011
It was a pleasure getting to know Chelsea these last months!!! I will always remember her kindness and smile!!!!!! May the LORD always Bless your entire family and keep all of you with peace of minds..and the Love of the Lord in your hearts! Desiree
November 29, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to your family and friends. You are all in our prayers. Love The Duncan Family. Robert, Sharon, Chelsea, Kaila & Paul Hackbarth, & Carlee.
Sharon Duncan
November 29, 2011
Chelsea's smile lite up the room and her laugh made even the darkest moments flee that precious sound of joy. Our hearts, prayers, and love go out to her family and all who knew her. We feel privileged she came into our life, and blessed to have spent time with her. We know she is in a better place, where there are no tears, no pain and great company. Love, Cora and Joe Gaugush
Joe and Cora Gaugush
November 29, 2011
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