04/10/2022 - Caldwell, Idaho, USA
On Sunday, April 10th, 2022, Cynthia "Cindy" Urresti, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Caldwell, ID.
Cindy was born on October 27th, 1954 in Elko, Nevada, to Jess and Donna Urresti.
She grew up in Wells with her brothers, Rick and Jim, and graduated from Wells High School in 1972.
In 1981, she moved to Couer d'Alene, ID and began to raise her beloved children, Stacie and TJ. They then moved to Elko, NV, where Cindy worked for UPS for 9 years and she finished her working life as a loan service officer for Stewart Title, retiring in 2020.
Throughout her life, she most enjoyed spending time with her family, especially outdoors on camping or fishing trips or attending Basque festivals. Often the life of the party, Cindy enjoyed a good martini or a Basque Picon at the end of the day.
Her family and friends will remember her for having the brightest smile and giving the tightest hugs - a common trait among the Urrestis.
Cindy is also embodied in a short poem by the writer, Adam Gordon: "Life is mainly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own."
Cindy will be remembered for her kindness and courage, which will continue in her large and beautiful family.
Cindy is survived by her mother, Donna Urresti, her aunt, Peggy Schwab, her brothers, Rick (Char) Urresti and Jim (Debi) Urresti, her daughter, Stacie (Chad) Guenin, her son, TJ (Lexi) Scates, her beloved grandchildren, Bailee (Sam) Metz, Lauryn, Jayden, Easton, Sebastian, Gavin, Sawyer, and Zander, her great grandchild, Amelia, and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father, Jess Urresti, her niece, Tiffany Urresti, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins who she loved, dearly.
A celebration of life is planned to honor Cindy on Saturday, May 7th at 3 o'clock at the Elko County Fairgrounds, 13 Fairgrounds Road, Elko, NV 89801. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Elko High School for the Tiffany Urresti Legacy Scholarship, 987 College Ave, Elko, NV 89801.
(published by Elko Daily, Legacy.com on Apr. 22, 2022)