Celeste Marie Bruner, 82 passed away on May 2nd, 2023.
Mom was born July 30th,1940 to Manuel & Lena Machado. She grew up on a dairy farm in Arcata. At the age of 5 she was driving tractors, one day she was driving into the hay barn and the floor started to give way. Boy, did Grandpa yell, but only because he thought she was hurt. When she went to Arcata High she enjoyed singing in the choir. Mom lettered in basketball, anyone that knew her is probably laughing right now because she was little, she was only 5’1 but she was fast. She graduated in 1958. In 1959, Mom met Oliver Bruner at a fireman's Ball. They were married February 21st, 1960, they spent 50 wonderful years together until Daddy passed away on October 10th, 2010. If mom wasn’t at home you could find her at the local casinos.
Celeste is survived by her daughter Cheryl Quigley and her favorite and only son-in-law Gary, her brother Manuel (Audrey) Joe, John Machado, and several nieces and nephews. Mom was preceded in death by her husband Ollie, her parents Manuel & Lena Machado, and her sister Eleanor Machado.
Celeste’s family would like to invite you to attend her services. Visitation will be at Paul's Chapel Arcata Thursday, May 11th from 4:00pm-7:00pm. A funeral service will be held at the same location Friday, May 12th at 11:00am. Following the services, there will be an interment in the Veterans Garden at Ocean View Cemetery
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