, Muskogee, OK

October 28, 2013

Cynthia (Alexander) Cates


— Cynthia (Alexander) Cates, 52, of Anderson, CA passed away October 23, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Cindy was born August 11, 1961 to Carl and Mary Alexander of Boynton, OK, the youngest of 5 children. Shortly after Cindy graduated valedictorian of her 1979 Boynton High School class, she moved to the state of Washington. She met and married Harry Cates on June 1, 1982. After his discharge from the Navy, they moved to DeRidder, LA. The family was completed on November 18, 1988 with a daughter Stephanie.

Cindy enjoyed antiquing and collecting cookie jars. When her grandson was born, she found a new way to be entertained! After a long career in retail with Wal-Mart, Cindy retired in 2012 and moved to Anderson, CA to be near her daughter and grandson.

Cindy is preceded in death by her father Carl Alexander and sister, Joyce Cloud.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Harry of the home, daughter Stephanie and grandson Andrew of Anderson, CA; mother Mary Peoples of Muskogee, sister Patsy and husband Johnny Linden of Muskogee, brother Kenny and wife Lorri Alexander of Muskogee, Larry and wife Pam Alexander of Sedalia, MO; special bother-in-law, Arlie Cloud of Haleyville, OK and a host of nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services are being held in order to honor Cindy’s wish to be laid to rest next to her sister, Joyce Cloud.