Cindy Lou Erickson Best
1957 - 2020
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Cindy Lou Erickson Best
8/7/2020
Cindy was born December 20, 1957 to Vernon (Rick) and June Erickson in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She graduated from Skyline High in 1976 and shortly thereafter moved to Boise to attend BSU. She was hired 1978 at Idahy Federal C.U. later becoming ICON C.U. This was her career starting as a receptionist with 5 employees and retiring in 2019 as Senior Loan Underwriter. While visiting Idaho Falls over Easter in 1979, she was contacted by Kevin Best an old schoolmate from junior high and high school asking for a ride back to Boise. From that day forward they were soulmates, marrying April 10, 1982. This union was not supported by either of their families and they eloped and were married at the county court house by the justice of the peace in Elko, Nevada in front of close friends. Out of their love for each other they had one child, the love of her life, Shelley Best. She was the best mom in the entire world. Cindy enjoyed sewing, planting flowers, caring for her house plants, camping, shopping secondhand/antique stores and cats (having one throughout her life) but what she most liked was traveling. Cindy and Kevin traveled over most of the western states sightseeing, including following highway 1 from the boarders of Canada to Mexico. We would especially like to thank all of her close friends whom she loved dearly; you know who you are. She will be missed by all who knew her, especially her husband and daughter. We will always love you!

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Published in Idaho Statesman on Aug. 11, 2020.
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September 4, 2020
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Rebecca Vest
September 4, 2020
During the summer of 1982 I traveled to Boise with Grandma Best and we stayed with Kevin and Cindy. That's when I met her. She was so sweet, loving and welcoming to us showing us the sights. Grandma and I took a bus round trip from Nebraska. On the trip back home Grandma was so happy we went and talked about how much fun she had, in part thanks to Cindy's loving sweet ways. It's certainly a trip I have never forgotten. I know she will be missed by many who knew her better than this Nebraska cousin and I am so glad she made you so happy Kevin. Thoughts are with you and Shelly.
Mary Jo Leach Negron
August 23, 2020
Many fond memories of Cindy and friends having fun in high school and beyond, she was a joy to be around and will be sorely missed.
Friend
August 13, 2020
I loved hearing Cindy laugh! I miss her. She was a special lady.
Elizabeth Stonema
August 13, 2020
My heart aches to hear this. Cindy was such a fun, kind person. I was lucky to work with her and will miss her quick humor.
Terri LaCoy
Coworker
August 12, 2020
My mom was the best! All she ever wanted was to be a mom and I am what she got! She was always there to get me out of a pickle if I needed to. I swear to god that she would bring herself back from the dead if I asked her to. She was funny, smart, courageous, loving, amazing and wonderful. I know she is proud of me. She was my confidant, best friend and biggest supporter. I will never get over her loss. She will be with me every step of the way for the rest of my life. I love you, mom!
Shelley Best
Daughter
August 12, 2020
When I joined Idahy Credit Union in 1980 Cindy was the first person I met. She had a ready smile, was caring, and genuine. Even though I was just a customer I felt we were friends, she always made me feel welcome. The world is just a little colder now.
David Brock
Friend
August 11, 2020
I grew up and went to school with Cindy and Kevin, these two wounderful people were ment for each other. I'm so sorry for her passing shelly and Kevin, my heart ackes. love you guys!!
Randy sievers
Friend
August 11, 2020
I met Cindy in junior high. She is a beautiful person inside and out. We had many adventures. RIP Cindy. Love you forever.
Lori Brown
Friend
August 11, 2020
I wish we hadn’t lost touch. I keep thinking about us as little girls playing at grandmas house or Cindy Lou s house
Cindy Lou and Mary Lou, we were born the same year. Always wondered what happened to her and wish this wasn’t my last memory. Rest In Peace Cindy Lou
Mary Lou Marstella
Family
August 11, 2020
We did not know Cindy well, but knew she was Kevin's love. He always spoke of her highly. When I was introduced to her I knew why Kevin loved her so much. She was a wonderful person and glowed from the inside out with love and care. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and their wonderful daughter, Shelly as they go through this difficult time. May the many of the great memories of her bring you peace.
Sincerely,
Carla and Rod
Carla Skov
August 11, 2020
We love you Cindy!!! Thank you for loving me like your own and always caring. You will be forever missed. You had such a big heart and an infectious laugh. Continue to watch over us and until we see you again, rest peacefully.

One of your girls ❤
- Emma
Emma Apostol
Daughter
August 11, 2020
It is with deepest sympathy to hear of your loss. I was lucky enough to have worked with Cindy at ICON, she was such a beautiful person and was fun to work with. I adore her. She will be missed. Rest In Peace
Rebecca Howell
Coworker
August 11, 2020
Cindy will be missed. She was always kind and cheerful, and always made you feel welcomed. She and Kevin were just perfect for each other. My heart aches for the family now, and I will keep them in my prayers.
Mathew and Cindy Lawson
Family
August 11, 2020
Oh Baby, Baby, Baby, Sweetheart, I miss you more than ever. Shelley and I will be fine but we will never be able to get past the love of our lives. One of the last conversations you had with me you stated that “we need each other” and I need you back home and with me more than ever. I love you Honey!
Kevin Best
Spouse
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