Celesta Jeanette Hall

December 29, 1928 - March 12, 2024

Celesta Jeanette Hall passed away peacefully in her hometown of Fallon, Nevada on March 12, 2024, at the age of 95 surrounded by family and friends. She was born on December 29, 1928, in Cumberland, Oklahoma to Paul and Cleo Crockett Ogden.

Celesta remembered her early years in Oklahoma fondly, picking cotton in the fields and caring for her younger siblings. In 1946, she graduated from high school in Bokchito, Oklahoma. She returned to Oklahoma annually to attend the Bokchito Homecoming, where she usually won the trophy for travelling the longest distance. Celesta’s Oklahoma trips included the Crockett Family Reunion at Fort Washita. A proud member of the Chickasaw nation, Celesta attended the Chickasaw Annual Festival during her final trip in 2023.

On November 19, 1947, Celesta married Guy E. Hall, the farm boy next door, in Sherman, Texas. Soon after, they left Oklahoma and moved West. They welcomed son Alan Ray
Hall on October 6, 1948, in Pueblo, Colorado before moving on to California and Nevada. In 1957, they settled in Fallon. On January 24, 1960, they welcomed daughter Denise and
purchased Tom’s Trailer Park later that year. After Guy’s passing in 1986, Celesta continued the hard work of owning and managing the trailer park with the help of her son until his passing in 1995.

Celesta was a woman of community and faith. She served on the Churchill County Election Board for Precinct 8 for over 40 years and avidly believed in the right to vote. A charter member of the First Southern Baptist Church, she served as secretary/clerk for many years and helped start mission churches in Lovelock, Fernley, and Silver Springs. If the doors were open, she was in attendance, so much so that she had her own key to the church.

She was a devoted and hands-on grandmother to her grandchildren, Laura, and Alexander, who fondly referred to her as “Grannie.” She enjoyed the yearly family vacations to Mexico, Canada, Washington DC, Boston, Disneyworld, and other places. Every trip was an adventure.

Above all else, Celesta had a gift of caring for others, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Celesta tended to her mother, husband, son, relatives, and friends that were considered family at the end of their earthly lives. Celesta attended every funeral held at her church to
offer her support.

She is predeceased by her parents, husband Guy, son Alan, and siblings Pauline Dunsmore, Glenda Anderson, and Faye Crow. Celesta is survived by her daughter Denise (Randy) Jacobsen, grandchildren Laura (Ernest) Pomin and Alexander Jacobsen, great-grandchildren Natalie and Leo Pomin, brother C.C. “Cecil” Ogden and sister Jettie Erwin.

While we miss her dearly—and always will—we take comfort in her example and rejoice in the gift of love. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 21st at 1:00 pm at Smith Family Funeral Home with viewing before the service and reception to follow at First Southern Baptist Church at 900 S. Taylor Street.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the William N. Pennington Life Center, First Southern Baptist Church, or a charity of your choice.