Cindy (Moore) Haxton 1947 - 2017 Cindy Haxton passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. Born Cynthia Ann Moore on October 22, 1947, Cindy had a vivacious personality that drew people to her because of her genuine interest in their lives and well-being. With her beautiful smile and big blue eyes, Cindy lit up every room she was in - whether it was a family get-together, or at the office or her weekly Bonco game with her friends. After graduating high school from St. Mary's Academy and attending El Camino College, Cindy married Ben Haxton in 1968. She worked at TRW in Redondo Beach for several years but after her son Kurt was born in 1974, she became a stay-at-home mom. A few years after the birth of her daughter Jenna in 1979, she returned to the work force, first at the Manhattan Beach School District and then her high school alma mater, St. Mary's Academy, now located in Inglewood. At every turn along the way, Cindy made life-long friends and touched many lives. The ICU floor at Torrance Memorial Hospital was overwhelmed by the phone calls and visitors generated by Cindy this past week. Her life has been devoted these last 3 years to her grandson Ryan, who she was simply besotted with. Of all the legions of people who will miss Cindy like crazy, Ryan will miss having the most devoted grandmother in the world. Cindy is survived by her son, Kurt Alexander Haxton, her daughter Jenna Susanne Haxton, her grandson Ryan Alexander Richie, her sisters Susan (Moore) Haffley, Janie Moore and Colleen Moore-Rodriguez and her cousins Dennis Herbert and Mary Pat (Herbert) Parker. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Gordon Moore (1917-1960), her mother Ruth Patricia Innes Moore (1920-1988) and her brother George Dale Moore (1951-1992). In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory can be made to: St. Mary's Academy (, Pancreatic Cancer Research ( or Homeboy Industries (

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  1. My heart goes out to cindys family may you all find peace in knowing she is not suffering she’s in a happy pain free place watching over you all god bless you all

  2. Dear precious Cindy, my beautiful sister, I miss you so much. Looking forward to when we meet again ‘over the rainbow’.

  3. Dear Cindy, I’ll always remember the great get-togethers that I was fortunate enough to be included in, thanks to my pals Janie and Colleen. You truly did light up a room with your great smile and bubbly personality! Rest In Peace and be assured that I’ll do my best to take care of your little sisters! Condolences to the entire family from me and the whole Hernandez clan.

  4. Dear Cindy, you were my first friend from the co-op babysitting group. Such a genuine sweet person and always smiling. We remained friends long after our kids grew up. I’ll always remember your smile. I know Kurt and Jenna and your grandson Ryan will miss you, however they have wonderful memories to hold in their hearts. I’m glad your at peace now.

  5. My dear friend Cindy, I’m so sad beyond words. You are a true genuine friend. I’m glad i got to talk to you a couple months ago. Your beautiful smile and great sense of humor always knew how to make me feel good and laugh! I love you my dear friend are the last words we said to each other until we meet again you little angel. My condolences to your family. Rosemary Penesa

  6. My sincere condolences to the entire family. The Video & Obituary is a beautiful tribute to Cindy & a testimony of your love for her. It’s an homage to Cindy’s life. Thank you for sharing that love with all who stop here at this site.

  7. Dearest Cindy, Everyone will miss your wide smile and caring ways. Those who knew you and had you for a friend should consider it a gift they should cherish forever. Please say Hello to everyone I know up in Heaven, what a beautiful messenger.

  8. Dear Cindy, I’m beyond sad to hear of your passing. I’m truly in shock. You were such a beautiful person inside and out. I pray peace for your family as I know their hearts are heavy with their loss. The tribute to you was beautiful, just like you!

  9. From the first day I met Cindy, I knew what a special, loving person she was. She will be missed by so many. I just want to know why God took her so soon.

  10. candle 4Dear Moore family,

    Three years you have all missed your sweet Cindy. Sorry to hear of her passing and so sorry I’m late in knowing of your loss.
    Probably none of you that are younger will remember the Stein family on Valley Ridge Ave. The wonderful Moore family were our next door neighbors. Cindy and I (Karen) became great pals and had some fun times together as did our parents. Just a quick memory that I have always treasured: Our mothers (and I adored your mother Ruth) after much begging on Cindy and my part took us to buy twin dresses and socks (I can picture those dresses to this day) so we would look like twins. We went everywhere we could dressed alike and people would ask us if we were indeed twins. We with very straight faces would tell them yes we were. We did not look alike but we were darn cute! We both had the best giggles with that charade.
    Then of course the time came to move for the Moore family. School districts and all that. The Moore’s were missed and Tom and Ruth were getting ready to go to the Steins for dinner when tragedy struck. Oh what a sad time.
    The years passed and I wish Cindy and I had kept in touch. We did connect once in the 80’s when I called from our home in Oregon. We had a good chat but didn’t keep up anymore.
    I noticed that Cindy was married in 68 as was I and had her first child in 74 as did I. Our birthdays are in October too. So I guess we had a few parallel’s in our lives. Wish we could have shared them!
    Hope this was not all boring to you girls. Oh, Cindy did tell me about “little Georgie” and I was so disappointed to learn he lived up here by us and we never knew. We would have loved him I know.

    I hope this finds all of you doing good and are happy in your lives.
    Cindy and all of you are remembered with love.

    Karen Stein Downs

  11. Thank you all for your kind words and memories. I miss my mom every minute of every day. She is always on my mind. Thank you to whoever put together that memorial slide, it is beautiful and moving. I love you, Mom. Until we meet again…your daughter, Jenna Susanne

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