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Cynthia Lynn Lees

06/19/1949 - 03/06/2019
Service Date: 04/12/2019
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Christ the King Catholic Church at 1551 E Dana Ave, Mesa, AZ

Cynthia Lynn Lees (nee King) left us for an eternity with God in Heaven on March 6, 2019. She passed away peacefully at home in Mesa, Arizona following years of gradual loss of mental and physical function from Huntington’s Disease. 

Cindy was born June 19, 1949 in Aurora, Illinois to Elmer E. (Edd/Eddie) King and Helen King (nee Sullivan) On August 1, 1970 she married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Andrew Lees, II.

They first lived in Wheeling, IL while she continued her training as a Dental Hygienist at Loyola University of IL Dental School while Bob served at Great Lakes Naval Base.

After earning her AA degree as a Dental Hygienist in 1971, they moved onto the Naval Base for their second year of marriage. There she worked in Waukegan IL as a dental hygienist to begin payback of her student loans.

From August 1972 through June 1974 they lived in Bolingbrook, IL. There, she continued as a dental hygienist at her all-time favorite practice in Darien, Illinois. Her earnings supported them both as Bob continued his education.

In July 1974 they moved to AZ where Cindy practiced her skills as a Dental Hygienist….again providing a steady income while Bob began his business.

She lived in Arizona nearly 45 years with her loving husband. During that time, she gave birth to, nurtured, and raised their four children. Which in turn made possible her six grandchildren and the seventh due this month.

Throughout this time, Cindy was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, cousin, and friend to all.  She never missed an event involving her children……and lived for escaping the heat of Phoenix in the forests of Alpine, AZ.  She never met a person she didn’t like! Her infectious smile will be forever with us. It was her invitation to all she met….to be a friend!

Cindy is survived by:

Her husband: Bob  

Her son: Andrew Lees & fiancé Rosemary

Her daughters: Amy (Lees) & Eric Horner, Sheila (Lees) & Tony Damiani, Karen (Lees) & Brennen Bawden

Her Grandchildren: Olivia, Owen, Maddox, and Lincoln Bawden; Scarlett Horner; Blair (and Roman…..due soon) Damiani

Her siblings: Greg King, and Debra (King) Waegner.

A Funeral Mass Service will commence Friday April 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church at 1551 E Dana Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204. 

Immediately following there will be a “Celebration of Life Reception ” Please check the following website for details:  https://cynthialeesmemorial.weebly.com 

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation in Cindy’s name to The Arizona Chapter of Huntington’s Disease Society of America: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E5596&id=9  




  • Bob,
    I have not contacted you because I was told that you wished some private time. I would love to hear from you when you are up to it. Perhaps we can renew our friendship now that the burden of Cindy’s care has been lifted.
    Please know that you and your family have my sympathy, and that I will be available to talk or just listen any time you feel comfortable.

    See you in Phoenix in April.

    John Stuart

  • Marilyn and George Claypool

    I am so very sorry to learn Cindy passed. Prayers for strength and courage to each of you in her family. I remember Cindy with her big smile and fun humor.

  • Dear Bob…I met Cindy for the first time at our 50th high school reunion…Ginny and I both walked away from that meeting thinking that we just met a very special, very wonderful person…every day since then I have prayed that you were given the blessings and graces necessary to continue the wonderful caregiving that you were doing…a special place in heaven was prepared for Cindy, and one awaits you as well…love, Jack and Ginny

  • Robert Tempestini

    Dear Bob,
    Bob and I are so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. She has fought a long difficult battle with a terrible disease. And you have faithfully cared for her for so many years. Cindy, I’m sure, is pain free and joyful in Heaven today. She has certainly earned her reward.
    We have been blessed with your friendship for many years. Like all that knew Cindy, we will miss her beautiful smile and her great sense of humor,
    You do realize that you and Cindy are responsible for Bob and I moving to Arizona and enjoying our retirement years. You convinced us that this is as Bob likes to say “The Promised Land”. For that we say Thank You and God bless you and your wonderful family in this time of sadness.
    Pat and Bob

  • Dear Uncle Robert,
    So sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. She was a wonderful woman. She will be missed. Hope your family will take comfort in her memory. Love Cliff, Beth and Boys

  • George and Kati Metro

    Kati and I send our love to you and all your family. We have wonderful memories of you and Cindy at our many Gourmet Club dinners. We will always remember her wonderful smile and terrific personality. She was always so friendly and caring of others. We also know what a struggle she went through in the last few years of her life. You were her guardian angel and you stood by her and took care of her …..We will miss her and look forward to seeing you at her Mass next month. With Love…George and Kati

  • Brian and Sue Dobbins

    Sue and I are so sorry for your loss. Cindy would always make us laugh and look forward to the many Goumet dinners we shared over the years. Our prayers and thoughts are with your beautiful family at this very difficult time.
    Brian and Sue

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