Cindy Lee (Gonzalez) Burtis, long-time resident of Colorado Springs, passed away peacefully on the morning of March 10, 2013 at the age of 57. Born June 25, 1955 in La Junta, Colorado, Cindy was raised by her grandparents among numerous aunts and uncles: Robert, Lydia, Lucy, Gilbert, David, Elsie, Katie, Helen and Dale. A 1973 graduate of La Junta High School, she continued her education at UNC-Greeley, then graduated in 1978 from CSU-Fort Collins with a bachelor's degree in English. She married Robert Burtis in 1976 and they had three children together: Brian, Caitlin, and Matthew. Cindy married Marvin Brown in 1993; separated in 2012. Cindy is survived by her children and many close aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother Juanita "Jenny" Foster and her grandparents Emma and Max Sanchez; as well her aunts: Lydia, Elsie, Katie and Helen. Memorial services will be held at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, located at 502 Harriett Ave., La Junta, CO 81050 on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Online condolences may be sent to CindyGB1955@gmail.com.
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Published in The Gazette from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2013