Cynthia Sue “Cindy” DeLoach 66
Cynthia Sue “Cindy” DeLoach, 66, Chino, California, slipped away peacefully on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Kaiser Ontario/Vineyard Hospital, in Ontario, California, following a two-month battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis and pneumonia.
Born June 1, 1947, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Glen F. Coleman and the late Consuelo (Riggs) Barnes.
On Oct. 31, 1965, in Denver, Colorado, she married Richard Earl “Dick” DeLoach, who survives.
They lived in Denver with son, Tate Shannon, and daughter, Tammy Jean, until moving to Chino, California, in 1977.
She will be remembered for her sparkling blue eyes, her wonderful smile, her love and generosity of family and friends, and for the beautiful pictures she painted and captured with her camera.
She was a world-class cook, who loved sushi, growing fruits and vegetables in her backyard garden, collecting lighthouses, deep-sea fishing, traveling, camping, movies, TV, watching hummingbirds feed on her back porch and relaxing in her patio spa.
She was also an accomplished belly dancer for many years and taught beginner’s belly dancing.
She received an associate of arts degree in printing and pre-press from Community College of Denver, in Denver, Colorado, then was a guest speaker and taught pre-press classes at the college before moving to California, where she worked in the printing industry for more than three decades.
An avid car enthusiast, she also photographed countless custom car and truck shows and weekend events throughout California for “Truckin,’” “Mini-Truck News” and “Lowrider” magazines with her editor husband.
She was a member of the Aids Alternative Health Association (AAHA), and earned Weight Watchers Lifetime Membership for achieving and maintaining her lifetime weight loss goal as a Weight Watchers meetings member.
She is survived by son Tate DeLoach and fiancée Patty Luna-Victoria of Jacksonville Florida; one grandson, Michael DeLoach Rak of Las Vegas, Nevada; a sister-in-law, Darling Gonzalez and husband Richard of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters, Cherie Shaffer and husband Pete of Coolspring, Pa., and Janette Howell-Finley and husband Thomas of Villa Park, Illinois; three nieces, Desiree Brin, Linda Shaffer and Carole Sue Shaffer; three nephews, Andrew Shaffer, Jon Howell and Shane Howell; five great-nieces; six great-nephews; and two aunts, Joyce Walkinshaw of Wisconsin and Della Bowers of Georgia.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Jean DeLoach; stepfather Ralph A. Eby; one niece, Lisa Marie Coleman; and one aunt, Haney Fedon.
She was a tissue and organ donor, and One Legacy was able to harvest her corneas, so, because of her, two people will gain their sight.
Friends will be received at a Celebration of Life Memorial, June 8, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Draper Mortuary, 811 N. Mountain Ave., Ontario, CA 91762, (909) 986-1131.
Attire is California casual.
The family asks, in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made in the name of Cynthia S. DeLoach to the American Lung Assoc., 55 W. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1150, Chicago, IL 60601, online at www.lung.org, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.