Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Celita Albina Wilhelmsen
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Celita Albina Wilhelmsen
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Celita Albina Wilhelmsen
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Wilhelmsen, Celita Albina
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300529
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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1913 1990

John Thomas Memorial Chapel
Friday, January 26, 1990
12:00 1:00 p.m.
Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral
1:30 p.m.

MSGR Michael Kosak
Reverend Jose Herrera

Faye Moon

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CELITA ALBINA WILHELMSEN, nee Larsen, was born
in St. Thomas Danish West Indies on December 25, 1913. In
her early teens she moved to New York, with her parents
Christian and Anita Fuentes Larsen. In New York Celita married
Randolph Wilhelmsen, also of St. Thomas, on January 22,1934.
During their 56 years of marriage they raised a family of five
children: Carole, Ronald, Randolph, Jr., Ricardo and Maria,
and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In 1965 Celita and her family decided to return to St.
Thomas. Aside from her many duties as a wife and mother, she
served the St. Thomas community in various capacities: first
as a salesperson the Bamboula and Norman's on the Water-
front; then, in February, 1968, she joined the staff of the
Administrative Office of the Governor's Office as an Account
Clerk; and in July, 1974. was promoted to the position of
Chief Account Clerk. This position she held until her retire-
ment on December 30, 1977. Her civic involvement continued,
and she received an award from the Community Action Agency
for her work with the Retired Senior Volunteers Program of
the United States of America. She was also a member of the
Catholic Daughters of America, and Business and Professional
Women of St. Thomas.
Her love of life ignited an energy which touched the lives
of all who surrounded her. She filled their lives with love and
It was her love of the performing arts that brought to-
gether many of her friends in New York where they formed a
club known as the Vogue Set. She was also an active member
of the Professional League of Virgin Islanders. This was a group
of Virgin Islanders resident in New York who by their many
social and cultural programs retained their ties with their home-
Celita was a unique and very special person. She was a
sensitive, gentle and caring wife, mother and grandmother. Her
love and caring qualities were not confined to her family alone,
but were bestowed on her wide circle of friends wherever she
went. Even though she is physically gone from us, she will live
forever in our hearts. We will not dwell on her passing and our
loss but only on all the marvelous values she taught us.
Celita, we thank you for the enrichment you brought to
all our lives. May the love and caring which you showed for
family and friends continue to bind us together and to support

Randolph Wilhelmsen, Sr.

Carole Devaux / Maria Vallejo

Ronald Wilhelmsen / Randolph Wilhelmsen, Jr.
Ricardo Wilhelmsen

Hetti Wilhelmsen

Dalkeith Devaux / Earl Vallejo

Dalkeith Devaux, Jr. / Ronald A. Wilhelmsen, Jr.
Kurt Wilhelmsen I Laurie Wilhelmsen / Paul Wilhelmsen
Charlene Wilhelmsen / Kristiana Vallejo

Katarina Devaux

Reinaldo Moron & Family / Lola Moron Hare & Family

Blanche Wilhelmsen Price / Delia Wilhelmsen

Ronald Wilhelmsen / Randolph Wilhelmsen, Jr.
Ricardo Wilhelmsen / Ronald Wilhelmsen, Jr.
Paul Wilhelmsen / Dr. Frank Harrison

Reinaldo Moron / Dr. George Moorehead / Dalkeith Devaux
Earl Vallejo

ENTRANCE HYMN ............... How Great Thou Art"

FIRST READING ......................Wisdom 3:1-13

RESPONSORIAL PSALM ..................... Psalm 23

SECOND READING ............... I Corinthians 13:1-13

THE HOLY GOSPEL ................. Matthew 25:31-46


OFFERTORY HYMN............ "O What Could My Jesus
Do More"


HYMN OF PEACE ......... "Let There Be Peace on Earth"


COMMUNION HYMN .......... ."I Am the Bread of Life"

AVE MARIA ........................... Faye Moon

TRIBUTE .......................Ronald Wilhelmsen, Jr.

CLOSING HYMN ................ 'Make Me a Channel of
Your Peace"


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