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@ In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cancer Support Community Center, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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  1. Dear Steve and Chris,so little time we had with Cindy, but it did not take much to feel and see her joy strength and exceptional courage. At times in life we wonder the reasons we must trod through difficult paths; Cindy understood and so obediantly and patiently went trough the uphills and valleys deep. Cindy left us an example of love,acceptance and patience and that we know is what it takes to follow the path to God.

  2. Cindy was a wonderful neighbor and she was a mentor to me. She offered me wonderful motherly advice and I appreciated her time spent with me. She was such a great “cat-giver”! She took such loving care of not only my cat but any stray that would find their way to her! She will be missed… all my best wishes to the family as they grieve their loss. Please know that I am only across the street if you need anything. I am sure Princess will still come and visit you! Love, Lisa

  3. I have so many memories of our trips, dinners, and times together. I clearly remember Cindy for knowing her mind, having opinions, being up for adventures. I like bold people and Cindy was bold — combined with warm, caring, and talented. I deeply enjoyed all the evenings gathered round your big table with board games. Christmas caroling and home baked cookies waiting for us on our return. Prowling through art festivals in Laguna Beach. It was always evident that your lives happily revolved around each other. I am profoundly sorry for your loss.

  4. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our family truely enjoyed Cindy’s company and getting to know her. It is so special that we have been able to share such memorable events these past years with her and the family. Love Rex and Lorraine McDaniel

  5. I’m very sorry for the loss of Cindy S. Jarvis. She was a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Michelle Verduzco

  6. We are so saddened by your loss & praying that some how you may find peace & comfort in knowing that Cindy is no longer in pain. She is a servant leader & obviously the quintessential nurse, mother & wife All our prayers Rex & Lorraine

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