Celestia Adelaide Fairbanks was born to Celestia Adeliade Johnson and Ralph J. Fairbanks on January 19, 1888 in Payson, Utah. She lived in Shoshone, California and went by the nickname Betty. She later moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. She married John Quincy Lisle in 1907. The couple later lived in mining camps across Nevada and California. She had five children. Betty later moved to Baker, California to help her father operate a service station and motel. She spelled her name as Celesta later in life. She died September 21, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada.