Cynthia Kay Struve
October 10, 1953 – January 4, 2017
A Eulogy for Cynthia Kay Struve
Today we celebrate the life of our mother, Cynthia Kay Struve, who passed away on January 4th of this year, 2017. The sadness that we feel is devastating. However, my mother was firm in her instructions that we do not mourn, but rather celebrate her transcendence. And here we are.
Cindy was born on October 10, 1953 in Stanton, TX to Jack and Joyce Pritchard. Jack and Joyce were the first of their kin to forego life on the farm and instead build a new kind of life for their daughters. We shall all be forever grateful for the path upon which they set us all.
Our mother continued the trend set forth by her parents and sacrificed all that she had to make a better life for her children – but well beyond the confines of Texas. Conservatism belies change, and she demanded more for herself and for us.
She was the consummate mother – loving, caring and compassionate to all that she met. She did not demand proof of worth. She expected little to nothing in return. And she, in turn, was loved and adored like no other.
She was immensely and amazingly creative, whether composing her art or exploring the boundaries of her ever-expanding spiritual self. She was, is, and will always be the spirit that guides us.
She is amazing, she is grace, and there are no wretches in this world but those who choose to be so. She is love, and we are loved. And we love her.