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Chelsea Rae Saberon Andersen

October 26, 1976 — April 7, 2023

St George


Chelsea Rae Saberon Andersen, 46, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 7th, 2023 from a brain aneurysm in St. George, Utah, surrounded by her family. Chelsea was born on October 26th, 1976, in Ogden, UT to Linda Rock Kendell and Maximo Saberon. She was the 5th of 6 children and raised in the same house in Uintah, UT. She was a competitive Junior and BYU college tennis player from a young age, and her hard, flat ground strokes, precise angles, and potent swing volleys from no man’s land made her a formidable opponent, even against the tallest players. She traveled the country with her parents and brothers and had great memories and a wonderful childhood.

She graduated from Bonneville high school in 1994, and went to Brigham Young University, where she shortly thereafter met the love of her life, James “Hartman” Andersen. It was love at first sight. They were sealed 11 months later on Aug 12th, 1995 in the Salt Lake Temple by Hartman’s Grandpa, Hartman Rector, Jr. Chelsea and Hartman had four children together, Gabriel, Ethan, Lily, and Olivia. Chelsea was a fiercely loyal mother and instilled the values of faith, family, hard-work, great humor, and love of life.

After moving to San Ramon, CA, while Hartman was in chiropractic school, Chelsea ran her own business from home for clothing patterns and fabrics. Her immense talent in design and decorating allowed her to create beautiful spaces and inspire others to do the same. Chelsea eventually migrated towards minimalistic decorating and lifestyle, focusing on the most important things in her life: God and family.

Chelsea was a fiercely devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and his gospel. She was a substitute seminary teacher and loved the temple, going on multiple temple “fasts,” where she went to the temple for 40-60 days in a row. Chelsea was also active in her blog and journaling, where she shared her life stories and bore her testimony of the Savior. 

As a connoisseur of epic stories told in books and movies, Chelsea was able to awaken in others a similar love of the Scriptures, the classics, fantasy and science fiction. In addition to Jane Austen’s writings with their (mostly) happy endings, Chelsea absolutely loved Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Her most recent C.S. Lewis recommendation for all was the Space Trilogy (go read it!).

Chelsea will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all who know her. Her legacy of hard work, dedication, and love for family and God will live on in the lives of those she touched. Chelsea is survived by her husband, James Hartman Andersen; their children Gabriel, Ethan {and Anna}, Lily and Olivia; her parents Max Saberon and Linda {and Craig} Kendell; and her siblings Jody {and Jane} Saberon, Christy Strong {and Terry Gibson}, Shain {and Tara} Saberon, Shelby {and Catherine} Saberon and Mathis {and Kari} Saberon.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Silkwood Ward Chapel located at 2668 E. Crimson Ridge Dr., St. George, UT 84790. A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:45 am prior to the service.

Interment services will be at the Tonaquint Cemetery in St. George.

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