Celeste Lee Southwick - a caring, loving, strong, and beautiful wife, sister, daughter, and friend, passed away on October 30th. She faced her battle with cancer and conquered it with the strength, courage, grace, and humor, with which she faced everything. That is Celeste.

She found her greatest happiness when she was taking care of the people she loved, and she loved her family dearly, especially her sons Kyle and Teagan, her step daughter Maia, and her husband Brad. For them, Celeste was an advocate, cheerleader, and coach like no other. When her children were at school, she found great joy teaching other children, many of whom had special challenges in their lives. She was a blessing to them, and to us all.

She grew up in Yuba City California, raised by loving parents Kathy and Mike McCann with her sister Heather and brothers Kevin, Scott, and Ryan, all of whom she had sweet love and affection for. As the oldest, she gave her sister and brothers the advice and direction they most needed.

She has deep gratitude for her friends from her childhood in California, from college in Idaho, from her years in Utah, and for the gracious welcome and help we received in Santa Maria. Her husband, Brad, shares that deep gratitude. We thank you all.

Celeste loved to be near the ocean, and at the right time, the family moved from Salt Lake City Utah to Santa Maria California, where she will be laid to rest.

A small family service will be held on Sunday, November 7th. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society (https://donate3.cancer.org/), or any other charity that is close to your heart.

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Brad Southwick

Post Date

Nov 04, 2021


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Yuba City, California, United States


Santa Maria, California, United States

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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


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Kathy, to you and all your family I am so sorry to hear about Celeste passing. May you have comfort and peace at this time. My thoughts are with you.


Kaylyn Smith Crum

Kaylyn Smith Crum Nov 08, 2021

Deepest sympathies to Brad and the family. Words seem inadequate, but our friendships will abide through this difficulty.

Lance Moss , West Point, UT, US Nov 04, 2021