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Cynthia Lou Pratt (Holl), 67, was joyfully reunited in Heaven with her two sons, Ryan and Jason, on December 18th, 2023, at St Lukes in Twin Falls, Idaho suddenly after a brief illness.
Cindy was born in Salina, Kansas to Delbert and Betty (White) Holl. She had one sibling, Randy (Sunshine) Holl. As a child, Cindy moved with her family to Paul where she spent the rest of her life. Cindy loved growing up in the country and often talked fondly about swimming in the canals and her adventurous childhood. Cindy attended Paul Elementary, West Minico and graduated from Minico High School in 1974. Cindy had two sons, Jason, Ryan (Klier), and one daughter, Nicole Pena (Gerleman). They were a tight-knit family, always supporting each other at sporting events, dance recitals, and family parties. Vacations were always fun and adventurous whether near or far. Her house was always filled with kids and would make sure on grocery day she stocked up with all their favorite snacks. Cindy cherished spending time with family, her kids, and friends.
For Cindy’s first jobs, she worked at both Safeway and Stokes and was known as the prettiest grocer in the area, at least to Chuck. After staying home for a few years to raise her children she began cleaning houses to support her children. Cindy took a lot of pride in cleaning houses until she was able to fulfill her life-long dream of being a secretary when she and Chuck rekindled their young adult romance in 1994. On February 14, 1997, Cindy married the love of her life at the Sweetheart Manor in Burley. This union fulfilled Cindy for the past 30 years as Chuck’s business partner, best friend, right arm, and main squeeze. They continued to raise their blended family and become both grandparents and great-grandparents together. Cindy and Chuck also spent their free time supporting their grandkids in any activity they were interested in, their kids and their hobbies and especially spent time doting on and spoiling their two furry children.
Cindy loved being a grandparent and was regularly in the stands at any sporting event or activity as her grandkids’ greatest cheerleader. It never mattered if they won or lost, it was just about having fun and doing what you love. Cindy was also at the forefront of birthday and holiday parties. She loved parties, both planning and attending them, and lived by the motto that, “every event matters.” She knew the value of people and lived her life showing it. Cindy loved her yard, her flowers and was talented at cultivating a beautiful garden to entice hummingbirds to visit. Chuck was the main “gardener” but she would be the first to go barefoot into the garden and pull up some veggies to snack on. She loved crafting and was a talented painter and woodworker. Chuck built her a “she-shed” where she would spend hours indulging her creativity and making projects to sell at craft fairs and online. Cindy was also a talented singer and played the guitar. She was always dancing and would even hold your hand in the car and ‘hand dance’ yours within hers. Music soothed her soul, and she had a large eclectic collection of music. Cindy believed that life may not be the party that we planned for but while we are here, we may as well dance. Cindy was tough and resilient. She was silly, gracious, loved unconditionally, and talented. She was deeply loved by her family and her community. We will miss her chocolate chip cookies and her contagious joy. Cindy’s kindness, patience, and love lives within those of us she left behind. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
At the time of Cindy’s passing, she was still living at her home in Paul where she had resided for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ryan and Jason Klier, her mother and father, brother Randy Holl, her best friend Debbie (Whitacre) Rupert and other family members. Cindy is survived by her husband Charles, daughter Nicole (Sammy) Pena and grandchildren Ebin, Natali, Quintan, and Keith. She is also survived by bonus kids Mikel, Kristi, Misty, Ryan, along with 12 more grandchildren; Meghan, Jordan, Kodie, Dustin, Kane, Mason, Trevor, Camry, Cloe, Layton, Maezy, Justice and 6 great grandchildren; Helaina, Elliot, Ozzy, Chloe, Kamira, Paislee, sister-in-law Darla (Randy), and Michelle, whom she all loved so dearly.
A funeral service for family, friends and community will be held Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 pm at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert. She will then be laid to rest at the Paul Cemetery next to her parents and brother. Following will be a wake at Cindy’s Cozy Bistro on the Corner a.k.a. the Java Lunch Box. A live stream of the service will be available at Hansen-Mortuary.com. If you’d like to support a cause that was near to her heart, please consider donating to Compassionate Friends in Twin Falls, ID. or the Minidoka Animal shelter in her honor. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.