Monday, June 9, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 1:00 PM
LDS Morningside Stake Center
881 South River Road
Saint George, Utah
Friday, June 13, 6:00-9:00 PM
110 South Bluff Street
Saturday, June 14, 11:00-12:30 PM
Before services at the chapel
Chelsi was an amazing person, daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend. She was a very happy go lucky person and she always wanted the best in life. She lived her life to the fullest and she made everyone feel loved around her. She was caring and loving and very strong when challenging times arrived. She was a solid foundation to her parents and siblings. Her siblings, Shayli and Chaz, looked up to her so much. She will always be in their hearts.
"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and
some have greatness thrust upon 'em."
Chelsi was great, and is great, and she did great things. She lived up to her true potential and dealt with the greatness that was thrust upon her.
"...Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Like this quote by Marianne Williamson, Chelsi made others want to shine. She may not have known that she did, but she "gave us the permission to do the same". She was and is an amazing person. She was taken from us at a young age, but she is now up in Heaven doing great things. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless...
Saturday, June 7, 2008
On June 6, 2008 Chelsi Petersen and a friend were driving through Provo Canyon. The friend, who was driving the car, made a left hand turn at Squaw Peak and apparently didn't see an oncoming car. They were struck, and Chelsi died at the scene.
Chelsi was a freshman at BYU and was already making her mark as a talented athlete. She had recently finished seventh in the heptathlon at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The assistant BYU track and field coach Dick Legas said, "She wanted to win every race, everybody she competed against, that's what made her good."
The head track coach at BYU, Craig Poole said of Chelsi's untimely death, "Words cannot begin to express our feelings. It's devastating. Chelsi was one of the sweetest young ladies we have ever had on our team. She had a tremendous desire to be successful. She wanted to be here at BYU, competing, more than anything else in the world. It's just really too difficult to comprehend at the moment."