May 16, 1948 ~ August 22, 2012
Cynthia Jarvis 1948-2012
Cynthia lost her long and courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. She and her husband, Steve Jarvis, were married on June 12, 1971 in Buffalo, NY. They met at and received degrees from the State Univ Campus there where she was a caring and altruistic member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. Cindy, as she liked to be called, was a registered nurse in the states of NY, NM and CA. She worked for a variety of hospitals and professional health care facilities until 1984 when back problems accelerated her transition to full time CEO of the Jarvis household. She was a tireless and selfless volunteer and organizer of numerous community and school activities from Scouting and PTA, to Soccer and Little League. Her exceptional gardening and landscaping abilities are evident to anyone who visits the neighborhood. She was a lifelong student of the fine arts and could be seen weekly at many of the greater LA museums, theatres, and craft fairs. However, her true passions were global travel and shopping which she actively pursued right up until her final days. She was the mother of a son, Christopher Jarvis, who resides in San Diego with his wife Karina and grandson, Jacob. She is survived by two sisters, Joy Turner of Orchard Park, NY and Gwen Hampton of Glendale, CA. Friends are invited to attend a brief memorial service at 3 pm on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503. A luncheon celebrating her life will immediately follow at the same location (RSVP cynthiasjarvis@ gmail.com). In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cancer Support Community Center, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
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