Celesta Gaede, 70, of Newton died on August 26, 2015. She was born to Estelle and LD Bucher in Greeley, Colorado on March 19, 1945. Celesta and Gene Gaede married on July 29, 1960 in Newton, Kansas. She and Gene had two children, Robert and Becky. The family took many trips to Colorado, several of which were to Estes Park, one of Celesta’s favorite places. The Grand Canyon was also a place she loved to visit. Celesta and Gene enjoyed bowling, and Celesta served as the Secretary of the Women’s Bowling Association. She also served as the President of the Eagles Sorority. She loved collecting things, specifically shoes, and “miniatures”, especially miniature shoes, anything Christmas, and dolls. She loved her family, and spending time with them. She is preceded in death by her parents and Sister Sadie Nelson. She is survived by her husband, Gene Gaede; son, Robert Gaede; daughter, Becky Gaede; Granddaughters, Ashley and Katie Wiens; brother, Tom Bucher; and sisters, Zella Thomas and LDeena Jones. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday August 31, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, in Newton, Kansas. Memorial suggestions are for the Salvation Army, Caring Hands Humane Society, and Harry Hynes Hospice.
She is at home with her family that has gone before her, but will be missed by everyone that she had touched here on earth.
I have many happy memories of Celesta during high school. She was a lovely woman with a beautiful smile.
Gene and family,
So sorry to hear of Celesta’s passing. From the family of Ortis and Frances, know that our thoughts and prayers are for you.
LDeena – reading of the passing of your beautiful sister brought memories of ‘bowling days’! You have my sincere sympathy – losing a sister – may good memories give you peace.
Becky, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know your pain is deep and profound. I’m thinking of you.
I’m sorry that I haven’t kept in touch over the years, but I wanted to express my sympathy during this difficult time.