Yvonne Cynthia Myers passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 surrounded by family after battling cancer for the second time.
Cynthia was born on November 19, 1949 to Jose F. and Rose (Chavez) Ortega in Florence, Colorado.
She attended Canon City Schools and there met her high school sweetheart and future husband, Wayne Myers. They were often chaperoned on dates by cousin, Debra Morris.
Cynthia had many aunts, uncles and cousins that she was close to growing up.
Cynthia and Wayne were married on January 19, 1969 and were just shy of celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They had two daughters, Nancy and Shauna. Cynthia loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. She enjoyed camping and traveling. Cynthia was a great cook and loved making meals with her family and eating and trying new foods wherever she went.
She was a hard worker and was a Data Processing Supervisor at Edstes Industries for many years as well as working at Kids Club for a short time.
After retiring Cynthia and Wayne travelled extensively throughout the world. They made good friends traveling with Anna and Jerry Paulino. She was always up for an adventure but her favorite places were Sicily and Peru.
Cynthia was known for being thrifty, she loved to shop with her good friend of many years, Joletta Effinger and garage sale shopping with her Aunt Ester (Garcia) but she really enjoyed finding bargains at Goodwill and had many friends there.
Even though Cynthia loved to travel she always enjoyed coming home to friends, family and neighbors. She loved to walk with Aunt Janee, Mary and Anna who helped care for her during her battle with Cancer.
Cynthia is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughters, Nancy (Wes) Ward and Shauna (Warren) Stewart; grandchildren, Riely, Anna, Eden, Timothy and Jamen; brother, Corky; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cynthia was preceded in death by parents, Rose and Fernie Ortega; grandparents, Della and Jose M. Ortega; and brother, Leonard Noland Ortega.
At Cynthia’s request no services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.