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Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary & Cemetery

800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV

OBITUARY

Celeste Rua

June 17, 1923May 11, 2020
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Celeste “Sally” Rua, 96 years old, passed away on May 11, 2020 at Boulder City Hospital Long Term Care Unit of natural causes. Sally was born in New Bedford, MA on June 17, 1923. In 1959, she moved to Boulder City, NV, with her husband, Tony; daughter, Cynthia; and son, Mark Anthony. Over the years, she worked as a clerk in Boulder City at Nevada Drug Store, Desert Sands Pottery and at the Hoover Dam souvenir shop. While working at Desert Sands Pottery, she was instrumental in obtaining the first package liquor license for the owner, Ardith Meirs.

Sally was very active in Saint Andrews Catholic Church. She served as President of the Altar Society for many years. She was very active at the Boulder City Senior Center where she went nearly everyday to spend time with her many beloved friends. Sally was very dedicated to her family and was loved by all. She enjoyed life to the fullest and often went to Railroad Pass Casino with her husband. One of her proudest moments was when she graduated from a Portuguese High School in New Bedford in 1941, where she learned to read, write and speak Portuguese.

Her husband, Tony, passed in 2004. Sally’s first child, a daughter, passed at birth. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia; son, Mark Anthony (Jeannene Jensen) ; sister, Mary; nieces: Donna, Carol and Renee (Rick); nephews: Bill, Dennis, Barry (Cherreese), Rick (Priscilla), David (Karen), and Rick (Rachel); and their numerous children. She was predeceased by her four brothers: Camy, Julio, Roxy, and Ricky.

The family would like to thank the staff at Lake View Terrace Assisted Living where Sally lived for four years. Also, the family would like to thank the Boulder City Hospital Long Term Care Unit where she lived for three years, and special thanks to Dr. Jorgenson, her physician and the director of the unit.

Mass will be at Palm Mortuary Chapel located at 800 S. Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV, 89015 (702-464-8440.) It will be Tuesday at 1 P.M. with the viewing from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. The burial will be after Mass at the Boulder City Palm Mortuary Mausoleum.

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