The world has lost a light in the passing of Cynthia Jean Christina, affectionately known as Cindy. She departed this earthly realm on June 6th, 2023, at the age of 71 years, leaving behind a legacy of warmth, kindness, creativity, and love.
Born on August 26th, 1951, to Barbara and Tony Christina in the seaside town of Groton, Connecticut, Cindy was a woman of many passions, many of which involved spending time on or near the ocean. A day at the beach was tough to beat, but she was also an avid reader and delighted in the intrigue of British detective stories, especially those written by Agatha Christie, and loved watching documentaries on just about every topic — a testament to her inquisitive nature.
Her adventurous spirit fed her love of travel, sweeping her off on journeys to every corner of the country, but so long as she was spending quality time with a friend or family, it didn’t matter where she was. To her, it was paradise. Of all the places she traveled, her hometown of Groton was by far her favorite, and though she ultimately chose Las Vegas as her longtime home, the town where she grew up was never far from her heart. Because of this, a variety of lighthouse and sailboat themed art pieces can be found throughout her home along with her beloved pig figurines, snow globes, teacups, and myriad of other knick-knacks she collected on her many adventures.
Needless to say, Cindy was a woman of many talents, but it was her gift for creating that endeared her to so many. Her hobbies were as varied as they were interesting, and her green thumb was nothing less than extraordinary. She spent countless hours in her garden tending to her beloved plant babies and watching the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds enjoy the fruits of her labor of love. However, the extent of her beautiful, nurturing spirit didn’t end there. Volunteer work filled her with the joy of helping others, as did dog-sitting for her friends whenever she got the chance, and her passion for DIY home improvement projects was another outlet for her boundless creativity. As anyone who has visited her home can attest, it is the embodiment of her unique and whimsical style.
Cindy was universally loved with many lifelong friendships that have endured over great distances and many decades. She loved her friends and made the effort to keep those friendships from fading. She was the most thoughtful person, always surprising everyone with the perfect card or gift. That was not an accident or coincidence but a result of her listening and caring enough to get it just right, going as far as making notes to herself whenever she noticed that someone had a specific interest or need. The well of her compassion and creativity was bottomless, and her knack for finding unique and thoughtful gifts for those she loved was unparalleled. She loved us all and showed it through the things she did.
While her time on this earth was enriched by all the joys life had to offer, her family was the greatest among them and the center of her universe as evidenced by the multitude of family photos adorning the walls of her home. Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Barbara. She was a devoted wife to her beloved husband, Luke Boozer, a loving mother to her son, Marc Boozer, and a cherished mother-in-law to Rebecca Cooke. Her siblings, Cheryl, Michael, Patty, Susie, and Tony Christina, held a very special place in her heart, as did her many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and sister-in-law.
The world is a little less bright without Cindy in it, but her memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew her. A private service will be held in her honor, a time to celebrate her life and the indelible mark she left on the world.
Rest in peace, dear Cindy. Through our memories, your light will shine on forevermore.