Cynthia “Cindy” Louise Cates Ely

05/10/1951 — 02/24/2021

From Kennewick, WA | Born in Richland, WA

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Celebration of Life

Sat, March 27, 2021, 1:00 pm
Einan’s at Sunset
915 Bypass Highway

Richland, WA US 99352

Cynthia “Cindy” Louise Cates Ely

Cynthia “Cindy” Louise Cates Ely was born May 10, 1951 in Richland, WA and passed away peacefully returning to her Heavenly Home February 24, 2021 in Kennewick , WA at the age of 69.

She is survived by Kadi Cates (sister), Penny and Faye Cates (sisters-in-law), Donna Park (stepdaughter) and nephews and nieces, who she loved very much.

Cindy grew up in Richland and graduated from Richland High, class of 70’, she was HUGE Bomber Fan! She worked for the Richland School District as a custodian and retried after 28years due to her health.  

She had fought long and hard against cancer, never complained, she absolutely loved life, family, friends, her dogs, Candy and Jack and of course the SEAHAWKS! Cindy was involved with the American Legion Auxiliary for 11years and La Societe de Femme for 2years. 

She was preceded in death by Ed and Carrie Cates (her parents), Wally Ely (husband), David and Ronald Cates (her brothers) and Susan Cates (her sister).

A special Thanks for the medical care given to Cindy from the Royal Columbian Retirement Inn, Trios Hematology and Oncology, Dr. Khouri and staff, Trios and Kadlec Medical Centers and 911 services.

The Celebration of Life for Cindy will be held at Einan’s at Sunset Chapel in Richland, on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

Cindy had joy in her earthly journey with her family and friends. She will be missed.

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  • Cindy,
    I’m so thankful you had such great friends like Renea to be with you and tend to all yours and my needs.
    Your memories will forever be in mine and the kids hearts. You and daddy were ying and yang sometimes but you didn’t take his gruff and gave it right back. Loved that about you. Such a strong woman. You’d be happy to know Renea did an amazing job with your service. I’m only sorry the kids and I couldn’t be there. Nathan was so happy to hear about his memories of you.
    Love you,
    Donna, Sabrina and Nathan

    March 28, 2021
    New York
  • Rest In Peace to my sweet Aunt Cindy! Give my dad a “Big” Hug and Kiss! You will truly be missed! We Love you!
    The Boudreaux Family!
    Dwayne, Laura, Coleton, Haley and Brooke

    Laura Cates Boudreaux
    March 26, 2021
    Orange, Texas
  • Rest in Peace, Cindy. Fellow classmate and big sister to one of my best friends, Kady. Love to the family. Blessings, Lori Hogan

    Lori Hogan
    March 11, 2021
  • Rest in Peace sweet Cindy you were like my very nice big sister .Truly enjoyed growing up with you and your family.Love you very much you will be greatly missed.

    Jackie Tucker
    March 8, 2021
    West Richland
  • Cindy and I go back a long ways.we went to school together,hangout together.she was fun to be with.I am so sorry for your loss,I will miss Cindy..she’s with the Angels.
    Sincerely with love

    Phonda Abbey

    Phonda abbey gusman
    March 8, 2021