Chelsea Allie-May Aiken, 28, the daughter of Raymond Sr. and Ellen Caimi Aiken of Grangeville, Idaho, was born Nov. 22, 1989, in Helena, Mont. She died Jan. 23, 2018, in Bozeman, Mont., with her family by her side. Chelsea graduated from Grangeville High School in 2008. She enjoyed dance, volleyball and basketball. She was also a member of the choir; she had a beautiful singing voice. She had a love of horses and participated in many local rodeos and was a member of CIRA. Her love of rodeo earned her the title of Rodeo Royalty for several different organizations. She enjoyed riding her horse in the back country with her dad. She had a love of the outdoors that included hiking, camping and 4-wheeling.
Chelsea is survived by her parents, Raymond Sr. and Ellen Caimi Aiken, of Grangeville; sisters, Amy (Jeff) Farris, of Grangeville, Samantha (Chris) Bigham, of Belgrade, Mont., Mishaela, Miranda, Alyssa Prado, of Grangeville, Echo Bruce, of Oregon; brothers, Raymond (Jennifer) Aiken, of Grangeville, Ryan (Michelle), of Lewiston, Idaho, Steven (Amber) Aiken, of Finley, Wash., Shane Bohn, of Lewiston, Trever Knight, of Grangeville; nieces and nephews, Micaela, Macenzie Farris, Dani, Reed, Zane, Luke Aiken, all of Grangeville; Elise and Jordis Aiken, of Lewiston, Kayden and Hailee Aiken, of Finley, Wash., Austin and Fynn Bigham, of Belgrade, Mont.; grandparents, Doris June Parker, Alta and John Clark, of Grangeville, Peter and Nicole Caimi, of Las Vegas, Nev., Robert Aiken, of Council, Idaho; many cousins, aunts and uncles; and birth parents, Marciano Prado Jr. Cheryle Bruce-Murray.
She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Peter and Mary Ellen Caimi, Arthur and Gwen Cochran, Chester and Ruth Prall, Ronald and Ethel Aiken.
A celebration of life will be held at the Grangeville Eagles Lodge on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at 1 p.m. with a potluck dinner to follow. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
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