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Daisy "Celestia" Keeling of Aztec NM: January 6, 1937, to October 13,2021. After John was called to heaven and God had to deal with him for over a year, he decided to call on some help. He knew Celestia could keep her husband of 65 years in line. The Lord our God took Celestia home on Wednesday morning, she was 84 years old. She passed away due to Squamish Cell Cancer which rapidly took her life.
Celestia was born to Hazel Verna and Dalton Rudolph Bible on a Wednesday in the town of Norton Texas. She was the 5th child out of 5 brothers and 4 sisters. She is leaving behind 4 siblings to hopefully keep her adult kids in line.
Celestia and John were married on November 21, 1953, in Aztec New Mexico. In 1954 they added the first member to their family, and in the next 8 years their family would grow to 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls. In 1984 they added a foster daughter to the group. Celestia is leaving behind her children; Dalton married to Sheila; Roger married to Kathy; Verna; and Tonya married to Bill; 14 grandkids and 23 great grandkids. She will be joining her son Bruce and foster daughter Jaimie in heaven as well as a few grandkids. She will also be leaving behind her casino buddy Ron Solberg.
She always wanted a granddaughter named after her. When her kids were done having children and she still didn't have a granddaughter named "Daisy" she adopted a calico kitten and named it Daisy. Daisy grew to be a very old cat. Celestia loved that cat dearly.
Major holidays were always at Celestia's, At Easter time the guys would go out and hide eggs in the hills and then come back and get everyone so the kids could hunt the eggs. After that a mid-day dinner would be served. On Thanksgiving we would all gather at Celestia's and be stuffed, more than the turkey ever thought of being. Christmas Eve was a time to gather and open presents and then on Christmas Day there would be another feast. Celestia had gold plated silverware and when everyone was done eating and the dishes were done, she would count the silverware. If one piece was missing everyone would have to look until it was found, that also included looking in the garbage. On holidays Grandma Celestia had a major rule, the kids could eat whatever they wanted. You had best not interfere with that rule.
Celestia loved to do crafts. She could look at something and figure out how to make it. She would often sell items at craft fairs and make things for the family for Christmas.
If there was a bingo game in town, Celestia could sniff it out. She loved to play bingo. She could watch numerous cards of her own and somehow still be able to keep an eye on yours.
Throughout the years, Celestia was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, The American Legion Women's Axillary, and the VFW.
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