Eliana Crispin Arellano, 18, of Scottsbluff, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 31, 2022, at her home. A private family memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Reverence Funeral Parlor in Scottsbluff with Pastor Tammy Jones officiating. Cremation took place prior in accordance with Eliana’s wishes. Memorials may be made in care of the family and will be designated at a later date. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.reverencefuneralparlor.com.
Eliana was born June 12, 2003 in Scottsbluff to parents, Eli Arellano and Brittny Coleman. She attended school in Scottsbluff and graduated in the summer of 2020.
She was gifted in drawing, writing poetry, and had an appreciation for various styles of music. She also enjoyed dancing. Eliana had a special connection to nature and animals and embraced times camping with family, going on walks outdoors and visiting the mountains. The time that she spent indoors she liked snuggling in bed with her favorite junk foods and watching movies. Whether she was outside or inside, occasions with her family were what she cherished most.
Eliana had a unique vibe that was solely her own. Her presence was never unnoticed when she entered any room. Her incredible personality paired with her electric red hair and striking eyes made her unforgettable to anyone who ever met her. Her contagious laugh was exclusively hers and everyone knew exactly who’s laugh it was at the moment they heard it.
She was a straight-shooter, truth-seeker and blunt, but those qualities also made her authentic and genuine. She loved deeply and unselfishly, always expressing to those closest to her what they meant to her and never missing an opportunity to show it.
Survivors include her dad, Eli Arellano; mom, Brittny Coleman; sister, Sam Coleman; grandparents, Cathy Cardona, Andy Arellano, and Marla Coleman; aunts and uncles, Felecia (Troy) Ivey, Lanaya Coleman, Melissa (Rick) Gilmore, Jennifer McKee, Lonnie Cyza, and Greg Thompson; along with numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members, plus a host of friends.
Eliana was preceded in death by her maternal grandpa, Dave Coleman; great grandparents, Jesse Cardona “Black Papa”, Mary Josephine Cardona “Fat Granny”, Dewey Coleman, Marjorie McKneel, Hap Arnold, and Grandma Jerry; and uncles, David Cardona and James Thompson.