In the quiet of the night, with both of her children by
her side, and in the comfort of her home, Cynthia went to heaven to join the
God she loved. It had only been 51 days since the passing of her beloved
husband, Vern. Their 37 year marriage brought great joy, and was likely the
most meaningful chapter of her life. During retirement years they drove their
motor home throughout the West, often accompanied by grandson Blake. Together
they made an oasis of their property and home in the desert, enjoying all of
its natural offerings. They shared their home with many pets, and for a time
raised sheep and lambs.
Home was her sanctuary where she loved gardening and
decorating for the holidays.
In recent years as their health declined, they
remained totally committed to one another, trusting in God for strength and
guidance. Faith was a major part of the life they shared.
Cynthia, being a quiet and private woman,
did not share with many her two-year battle with cancer. True to her nature she
didn't want to worry or inconvenience others, rather she put her trust in God.
She was always a tower of strength to all who knew her, thoughtful and generous
life began in Inkom, Idaho, amid the spectacular beauty of Bonneville Mountain
where her parents farmed. After graduating Pocatello High School, she attended
nursing school in Los Angeles, California. Once a RN she returned to Pocatello
where she worked as a nurse until she met and married the father of her two
children. She was a devoted, loving, fun mother with a wonderful sense of
humor. She let her children be themselves.
Upon moving to Boise, she worked at St.
Luke's Regional Medical Center spanning a varied nursing career of 39 years.
The last 20 years she worked at Mountain States Tumor Institute administering
chemotherapy to cancer patients. Perhaps just as important she showed great
compassion and respect to those she served. Patients loved her kind, humble
spirit, admiring her skill and knowledge as she helped guide them through a
Cynthia was an avid reader staying current on local
and world events. She enjoyed playing tennis, and participated in Jazzercise
until her health prevented it. She cherished her many loyal devoted
friendships, truly being a friend's friend.
She is survived by her children, daughter Chris
Campbell, son Barton Stabe Hedges,
(spouse, Debra), sister Shirley Ambrose (spouse, Tom),
Vern's children Margie Larson
(spouse, Ted), Gary Guyer, Ken Guyer
(spouse, Connie), grandson Blake Hedges (spouse, Elise Deason), two
great-grandchildren Gabe and Leila, as well as Vern's grandchildren and
The family is most thankful to her doctors, all the
MSTI staff who cared for her, and
Treasure Valley Hospice. Respectful of her wish, there
will not be a memorial service.