Celeste “Cessie” Havey

1916 – 2017

How do you sum up 100 years of living in a single paragraph? Celeste Havey was a resident of La Cañada for well over 60 years. She passed away peacefully on Oct. 15 in the comfort of her own home. This one amazing woman was the matriarch of a family that includes eight kids (who appeared on the front of the Mother’s Day edition of the Valley Sun circa 1959), 15 grandkids and nine great-grandsons!

Cessie worked until the age of 75 (yes – 75) … and, upon retiring, she started a volunteer job at Descanso Gardens.

Her biggest achievement was having the ability to live her life to the fullest including trips to Baja every summer to enjoy margaritas and fish tacos with family and friends. Even at her age of 100 she could squash you at a game of Hearts or Mexican Train. Growing up it was Friday night Bridge with the “ladies.”

The life experiences that she lived through amazed our family, ranging from hand-crank cars to self-driving cars! This one woman touched the hearts of all who knew her; she truly left her mark on many.  

Cessie could make you laugh with her clever and witty sense of humor or entertaining stories. Our family is grateful for her example of how to live life to the fullest with strength and courage!  

From the beginning of her journey to her very last breath, our mom, grandma and “Gigi” did it “her way” … We all love you more!

Funeral directors: www.crippenmortuary.com