MARINA – Cynthia Kinney passed away at her residence August 28, 2012 after a two-year battle with ALS. She passed quietly and peacefully, surrounded by her family.
Cynthia was born in Monterey and spent her youth in Marina. After graduating Marina La via High School in 1985, Cindy ventured to Michigan where she resided for a few years, ultimately returning to Marina in 1988, rejoining the majority of her family. Once back in California, she attended Central Coast College studying business, and then pursued a career as an escrow officer. In 2006 Cindy switched careers and found her niche as the credit manager at Granite Rock; this being her final place of employment.
Cindy enjoyed traveling, cooking, numerous types of arts and crafts and being involved with church activities.
Cindy is survived by her two daughters, Marisa Childers with husband, Aaron and Samantha Kinney; parents, Joseph and Darla Messner; and sister, Tanya Hobbs with husband, Jason; aunts, Linda Northcutt and husband, Leon; Karen Rodrigues, Jeane Rodrigues; and cousin, Christine Deason.
Cindy was an amazing woman who gained strength from her Christian beliefs and she was an inspiration to many in her final days. Cynthia, a mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, will be missed beyond measure.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to either Central Coast Hospice or Calvary Baptist Church of Marina.
You can sign Cindy’s remembrance book here.
Published in The Monterey Herald on August 31, 2012