Colette Christensen Day

6/25/1971 ~ 9/8/2019

Colette DayColette Christensen Day passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 in the comfort of her home and surrounded by her family. Her long struggle with physical and emotional ailments is now over. She fought a good fight, persevered with a cheerful smile and lifted those around her. Colette was born June 25, 1971 in Provo, Utah. Her early years in Kanosh, Utah were formative and magical. She learned to work hard as she shared responsibilities with her siblings at home and on their ranch and farm. While in her early teens, Colette moved with her family to Fillmore where she worked in the family store. She had a passion for cosmetics and beauty which fueled her career as a makeup artist and cosmetics representative for several major lines and retailers. She had a genuine desire to help girls and women feel beautiful.
She married Matt Day on May 28, 1993 in the Manti Temple, and she honored her covenant with purity, love and faith.
Colette put her career on the back burner when she became a mother. She discovered two new passions – her boys and a love for cooking and baking. Braiden and Jordan became her everything. Colette followed them and supported them in everything they did…rain or shine, sickness or health. She raised them with love and conviction – always praying for their success. Her love for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is now evident in the lives and choices of her sons and their families.
So many of her friends and family have enjoyed Colette’s cooking and baking. She was particularly well known for decadent pies with incredibly flaky crusts, but she loved to be in her kitchen trying and “perfecting” recipes for all types of food.
Colette struggled with physical and mental health issues her whole life. Her perseverance and successes through those challenges are hallmarks of her life. She never sought attention for herself, instead, she sought to understand and help with the challenges of others.
She is survived by her husband, Matt Day; her sons Braiden (Kylie, grand-daughter Debra Colette), Jordan (Kaitlyn); her parents David and Gaye Christensen; and siblings Jodi (Bob Barnes), Jeff (Kelly), Sheri Kay (Richard Beckstrand), Morgan (Amber), Laina (Shane Lefler). She was preceded in death by her older brother Kyle.
Colette and her family are so grateful for the loving care she and they received for so long from so many nurses, doctors and technicians, and from friends and neighbors who served and ministered. Please accept our sincere gratitude.
Funeral services for Colette will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 at the Fillmore 1st/4th Ward Building. Visitations will be held Friday, September 13, from 6:00-8:00PM and prior to the funeral from 9:00-10:30AM at the same location. Interment will take place at the Fillmore City Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

7 Responses to “Colette Christensen Day”

  1. Shellie Winona says:

    Colette was and is a good friend, although I have not seen her in many years she will always be in my heart.

  2. Barbara-Anne Iverson says:

    I have no words. The last time I got a chance to talk with her, we were having the company Christmas party at the steakhouse in Richfield. It was not well lit because she looked so pale.

  3. Suzanne White says:

    So very sorry for your loss. When we called Aaron
    he felt so bad because they were such good friends in high
    school. She was an amazing person and she always
    was so nice to everyone. Even though she had so many
    struggles she always thought about others and really
    lived her life as a true follower of our Savior
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  4. Stuart Bailey says:

    She was a great mom and member of Christ’s church. Rest in peace Colette.

  5. Mark & Karen Wardle says:

    Colette is such a beautiful women. She was always caring about others before herself. We love and appreciate your family. Each of you represent Colette in such a beautiful way. Our prayers are with you at this time.

  6. Mark & Karen Wardle says:

    Colette is such a beautiful women. She was always caring about others before herself. We love and appreciate your family. Each of you represent her in such a beautiful way. Our prayers are with you at this time.

  7. Mark & Karen Wardle says:

    Colette is such a beautiful women. She was always caring about others before herself. We love and appreciate your family. Each of you represent her in such a wonderful way. Our prayers are with you at this time.

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