Cindy Rae Garza

Feb. 21, 1963 - Oct. 27, 2023

Cindy Rae Garza, 60, of Burlington, Wyo., passed away on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, in her home after an eight-month battle with Leiomyosarcoma.
Cindy was born on Feb. 21, 1963, in Worland, Wyo. She married Carlos Garza on Aug. 15, 1980, and graduated from Burlington High School in 1981. Together with Carlos, they raised nine children (biological and adopted) in Otto and Burlington, Wyo. After her children all entered public school, Cindy started working in the Burlington School cafeteria where she worked from 1996 – 2014 before leaving to start The Crane Academy childcare center in Cody, Wyo. She retired in May 2022 to be able to focus more time on caring for her mother and grandchildren before falling ill in February 2023.
Cindy loved working with the youth of the community. Beyond her 26 years of employment working in public schools and childcare, she held a church calling as the children’s primary chorister, volunteered as coach to rec center T-ball and softball teams, and provided foster care for numerous children of all ages for over 10 years. She enjoyed sharing her hobbies of refurbishing furniture, quilting, crafting, scrapbooking, reading, and listening to Christmas music or watching Christmas movies throughout the year with her family and friends.
Cindy is survived by her husband of 43 years Carlos Garza; her nine children and three in laws, Sierra Garza, Megan Garza, Lexi Garza, Halee and Casey Sorenson, Brian Garza and Mallory Combs, Deja and Ethan Wallace, Pacee Garza, Allie Garza, and Dontae Garza; her 16 grandchildren, Aria Garza, AsiaLynn, Aubrielle, and Alijah Garza-Griswold, Isabella, Gabriel, and Liam Garza, Caiden, Cruz, Cordell, and Cassidy Sorenson, Taryn and Ravyn Garza, McKinley and Ellie Wallace, and Kenyon Garza; her mother Ruth Jones; and her 11 siblings and six in laws, Alan and Romany Keeler, Kerry Powell, Steven Oryall, Michelle Jones, Denise and Troy Phillips, John Jones, Laura and Ron Lechner, Dale and Jennifer Jones, Terry and Kelly Jones, Royden Jones, and Carleton and Janie Jones.
Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Burlington on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at the Burlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to cover food and travel costs for the immediate family as several must come from out of state. Donations can be made to the Cindy Garza Memorial Account at the Bank of Greybull from any Bank of Bridger branch in Powell, Greybull, Worland, or Thermopolis.
Memories and condolences can be shared on Cindy’s memorial page at