Soncerae Lynette Nielsen

Soncerae Lynette Nielsen

Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Death 22 Apr 2016 (aged 44)
Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Woodruff, Navajo County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 167326200 · View Source
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Soncerae Lynette Nielson was born August 8, 1971 in Mesa, Arizona to Raymond Alvin Nielsen, Jr. and Venla Kartchner. She married June 15, 1999 in Mesa, Arizona to Mark Chesley born November 22, 1974 in Jackson, Missouri to Kenneth Emery Chelsey and Sandra Sue Sammons. Soncerae died April 22, 2016 in Farmington, New Mexico.

Some of Sonnie’s cherished memories were of her Mother Venla. Times like going to Queen Creek and picking citrus, picking cactus flowers to make “prickly pear” jelly; making pop corn balls, valentine cookies and taking them to the neighbors for a surprise.

She enjoyed school carnivals. One time Venla worked the booth where it was to guess which “dummy” lollipop was marked at the bottom and if it was guessed they won a stuffed animal and Sonnie won and chose an elephant. Venla grew sunflowers and peas in the back yard and they ate the sunflower seeds and popped the peas and ate them.

Venla was Sonnie’s favorite Primary Teacher. She taught Sonnie the songs “Jesus Once was a Little Child”, “Little Purple Pansies”, “Rejoice! The Lord is King”, “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”.

They practiced spelling words out of the dictionary together. Venla read bedtime stories, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, “Snow White and Red Rose” and sang together the playful song ”Five Little Monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and broke his head, mama called the doctor and doctor said, ‘No more monkeys jumping on the bed’.”

Other memories were making hot pads out of stretch cloth band and a hook for weaving, dresses sewn for first grade, Venla being cabin mom for fifth grade, making available private violin lessons, birthday parties and making a cake with yellow daisies and pink roses and playing games, decorating simple wire hangers with yarn, early morning singing “In the Leafy Tree Tops the Birds Sing Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning…”, fresh veggies from Venla’s garden, dressing the girls as pretty princesses for Halloween with construction paper crowns and wands with glue and glitter, singing Christmas carols, tether ball, pogo sticks, ping pong, dolls, hopscotch, Chinese checker, Chinese jacks, and swings.

Soncerae was schooled to be a substitute teacher and was very proud of her certificate.

Soncerae was the mother of five children: Kayla Marie, Ethan Elijah, Kelsea Lynette, Claudia Michelle, Kendall Justus.

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  • Added: 23 Jul 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 167326200
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