Cynthia Ann “Santos” McGuire, 62, devoted mother and grandmother passed away on March 11, 2016, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, with her family by her side.
A resident of Winchester, Idaho, since 2011 and prior a resident of Cottonwood, Idaho, since 2001, Cindy was born on Oct. 6, 1954, to Thomas Paul McGuire and Helen Jean McGuire (Majko). Her life began on a humble ranch in Rock Springs, Wyo., where she would spend her early years taking care of her seven siblings and helping out whenever and wherever she was needed. She would later move to San Antonio, Texas, and meet Roger Santos, whom she married in 1981 and had two children with, but together, would parent three. They would later divorce in 1992.
In 1993, Cindy graduated from Western Wyoming Community College with a degree in nursing. The next several years would be spent as a surgical nurse in a few different hospitals in Wyoming, Texas, and lastly Idaho. Her colleagues knew her for her strong work ethic and the gentleness and kindness she demonstrated when dealing with ailing patients. She was always a person who tried to look at the bright side, even when her suffering was so prolonged and it sometimes seemed as if there was no light left. She always sought solace through her devotion to Catholicism, and always seemed to find it through her unwavering faith, as well as through her friends (Teri) and family.
Cindy is survived by her children, Nicholas and Susan Santos, Clayton and Serena Lockett, Paul Santos and Sara Espeland; and four grandchildren, Payton, Lilyanna, Braden and Cooper. There is also one on the way, little Nicholas. These children were the light of her life. She will be forever missed and never forgotten.
Her brothers, Paul and Jimmy; as well as her parents, Tom and Helen, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Saratoga, Wyo., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through “The Flower Pot” florist store located in Saratoga, Wyo.
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