Celinda del Carmen Valeur
Celinda was very loved, and the love she received she sent right back out into the world. She had a wonderful, supportive husband, and a beautiful son both of whom she adored. She had countless circles of friends whom she loved dearly. She was a fun and fiercely loyal person, who strongly believed in the power of intention and manifesting your own reality.
By always focusing on the positive, Celinda created the life she wanted. Together with Fredrik, her husband, she set up a comfortable home in Carpinteria where they raised their sweet son, Sebastian, together. It was important to Celinda that Sebastian knew both his Peruvian and Norwegian roots, and she raised him to speak three languages fluently and took him on frequent trips to visit family in her hometown in Peru and Fredrik’s hometown in Norway.
Their home was often filled with people as Celinda loved throwing parties and hosting dinners. She loved cooking and entertaining her many friends from various walks of life from the Santa Barbara Surfer Girls, to production friends from working in TV and on documentaries, to the many people she met along the way as she danced and traveled her way through life. She was a wonderful host who enjoyed salsa and bachata dancing, book club, and tending to her garden. She was always learning, growing and experiencing new things.
Celinda had a great sense of humor and she made a habit not to take anything too seriously. Among her ongoing projects was “The Substandard Poodle”, a hilarious twitter account written from the perspective of her elderly mini-poodle named Chuco followed by his predecessor Mico. During the Covid pandemic her humorous videos earned her a sizeable following on her Tik-Tok account c_estrella. She rarely gave even a hint at the pain and suffering she was going through due to her battle with cancer in these videos – she just kept us laughing.
Celinda would have wanted us to know that “Consciousness does not end with the body!” Although she is no longer with us in the physical realm, her spirit lives on. She would not want us to spend too much time mourning, but instead for us to celebrate her life by remembering to celebrate our own lives.
On September 25th, 2021 from 11am-1pm we will honor her with a celebration of life memorial paddle out at Ash Avenue & Sandyland Beach (4th Beach) in Carpinteria. For more information go to http://evite.me/UHE19YexrN
This is an informal memorial to celebrate the way Celinda lived. Bring your box of kleenex, but also your dancing shoes, your laughter, your memories of Celinda, and your joy. We hope to host an event that Celinda herself would want to attend, in her honor.