Cynthia “Cyndy” J. Barnes

Cynthia J. “Cyndy” Barnes, 77, of Laramie, passed away with her family by her side on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Laramie Hospice House. She was born November 6, 1940 in Philipsburg, Montana to Rollin and Lillian (Clawson) Barnhart.

She married Carol William Barnes October 25, 1958 in Sheridan, Wyoming and the family moved to Laramie in 1968.

Before early retirement due to health problems Cyndy worked for JC Penny as the office manager until they closed the local store and then was employed as a teller manager at ANB Bank.

Cyndy enjoyed reading, knitting, crosswords, and sewing. She was a long- time member of Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS).

She is preceded in death by her husband Carol in 2009; her parents; her daughters, Amy Streander and Angelique Barnes; and her brothers, Butch, Eugene, and Neil Barnhart.

Cyndy is survived by her children, Marguerite Wynn of Laramie, WY, Elizabeth Brumberg (Gregory) of Colona, Ill., Josephine Barnes (Albert Brodhead) of Laramie, WY, and Alexei Barnes (James Keough) of El Dorado Hills, CA; her grandchildren, Jessica Carlson (Brett), Natasha Lee (Daniel), Candice Bishop (Tim), Aspen Ware (Derek), Seth Barnes (Renada Rochon), Michala Streander, Sean Wynn, Jacqueline Wojtanowicz (Kyle), Emma Simmons (Louis), Amelia Packham, and Benjamin Rutherford (Erin); and her 17 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Donald Barnhart, Mary Sickler, Barbara Streeter, Anna Bergen, Carrie Keller, and Gwen Olson; and her life-long friend Ann Rutherford.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home with the Reverend Rhett Ivey, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Laramie, 1754 Centennial Drive, Laramie, WY 82070.

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Condolences (7)

  • Joanna Lanum

    Sincere condolences to Cyndy's family and many friends. She and my late Mother were friends for many years. May the many memories of Cyndy's love and laughter comfort you in the days and months ahead.

  • Kip L Hansen

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  • Henrietta M. Shingleton

    Cynthia is a special lady in my mind & heart. I met her when we both worked in the Hested's store. She managed the Fountain & Lunch Counter & I was the Store Bookkeeper. We worked together so well it was almost like synchronized, choreographed music & dance. We often joked about that & she was the merriest of all our employees, often spreading joy & fun when it was even far from holiday celebrations. Cynthia also showed me how to see the beauty in anyone, regardless how harsh another might look or act. Her gracious friendship still kept her on her " quick notion ", as she called it ... meaning she still had little respect for those who might choose to hurt others or make it their call to outwit law enforcement in dishonest, criminal ways. I could not believe her sutrengths under tough circumstances, though she rarely let down her determinations & refreshing methods she had in conquering "the wolf". To say the least, she's left this world with wonderful memories she provided in our behalf. Hard work was not her "middle name," as she said once while "mopping the floor for someone else's shine & glimmer"! We shared a lot of good times working together. We shared our love & respect for our dear Lord, God, & HIS son, Jesus Christ. We laughed away the unwelcome challenges, usually along with a hug. Though our paths carried us different directions in our work worlds, we often shared whatever we could when times allowed. My best drieams & memories are beautiful when she returns like breezes through her flowers, across her brow, & through her Angel's wings. I believe she is most welcomed by her friends & family in Heaven, plus my mother & grandparents, who waited for her glorious smile 'til one day God was ready, too. May all her family feel & know she was special on God's earth & that now she finds the beauty she's always deserved. Thank you for sharing her from your life, too. May you be blessed with memories she's always helped your life be as fun, decent, beholden, kind, & caring as was she! & caring as she was to others.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry to hear of your loss. David Smith (son of Sarah Smith-Carol’s aunt, Bill Barnes’ sister)

  • Shirley Thomas

    I met Cyndy when I belonged to TOPS. She was such a lovely woman with a beautiful laugh. I always tried to remember jokes to tell her just so I could hear her laugh. I hope all of you will have comfort in the coming days knowing she is resting comfortably. I won't be able to attend the service, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • DuWayne and Katherine Keeney

    To the Barnes family, Cyndy was such a loving and kind lady. She was a good friend of my mother as well as our immediate family. She touched many lives and she will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Our deepest sympathies to your family in the coming days.


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