Maryn Nicole Cella

October 20, 2005 - January 25, 2011
Service Date:
Monday, January 31, 2011 11:00 AM
Service Location:
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Maryn Nicole Cella, Age 5 - From the heartbroken, loving arms of her mother into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, our sweet, beautiful and beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, student and friend, Maryn Nicole Cella passed away January 25, 2011 peacefully surrounded by her family and friends, following a courageous 19 month battle with a rare and terminal form of brain cancer (DIPG).  Born on October 20, 2005 in Sandy, Utah.    She was a pillar of light and love, and touched the lives of many people all over the world. She was a beacon of inspiration and happiness, though her days were numbered.  Maryn came into the world like a lamb, quiet, peaceful and happy.  She grew into a playful, happy child who loved to play with her friends and sisters, dance ballet, read books, play piano and play outside.  She loved to paint and draw and most of all loved her dollies and her stuffed animals.  She brought happiness to so many people and fulfillment and meaning to her mother’s life.   She and her mother were inseparable from the day she was born.  They loved each other deeply and together bravely fought the disease that eventually took her life.  Maryn also loved her daddy very much.  They spent many days making special memories together.  She will be deeply missed.


Maryn is survived by her mother, Annette Cella; father, Travis Cella (Wannisa); sisters, Olivia (14) Moriah (10), half-brother, Alex and step-sister Sara; Grandparents, Gerald & Margaret Bowen, Ron & Judy Cella, as well as many aunts, uncles and extended family.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM. All services will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 11800 South 300 East, Draper.  Friends may visit Sunday night January 30, 2011 from 4:30-7:00 PM. Holy Rosary will be recited at 5:30 PM. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 South 1700 East, Sandy.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mountain America Credit Union under the name Maryn N. Cella. Maryn’s story may be read at


My sweet baby girl, I love you to the moon, the sun, around the planets and back again, forever and ever. Save a place for me. I’ll be there soon. May Jesus hold you in his loving arms until we are reunited. I miss you saying “mommy, holdie me.” Love, Mommy.