Cynthia A. Best(1942 - 2018)

Cynthia A. Best of Evergreen, born in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 11, 1942, passed away Aug. 20, 2018. Cynthia moved to Burbank, Calif., during her senior year of high school and continued her education, achieving an associate degree. She married John Best and lived in Yosemite National Park. After moving to Colorado, Cynthia worked as a police dispatcher before she took a job at the local Safeway, where most knew her as "Safeway Cindy" - always a friendly smile and chat through her grocery line. After retirement, Cynthia volunteered for Mt. Evans Home Hospice, utilizing her computer skills and exercising her compassion toward seniors and the aging. She received one of the 2018 Senior Hero awards presented by the Jeffco Council.
Cynthia loved to watch and feed birds, and fostered many dogs and cats through EAPL. She was a most giving person - ensuring that those around her had what they needed. Cynthia lived by her words: "There are three stages in life. The first when you spend time finding yourself, the second you spend working to achieve your goals, and the third is where you give back."
Cynthia is survived by her son, James Warren Best, other family members and many loving friends. Donations in Cynthia's memory can be made to the Evergreen Animal Protective League and Evergreen Audubon.
Published in Canyon Courier on Aug. 29, 2018