Cindy Jo Navarrette Lory
Cindy Jo Navarrette-Lory made her final journey to be with our Lord at 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 17, 2021 surrounded by the two men she loved most in life, her husband, Dave and son, Jino.
Visitation will be 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Monday, October 25, 2021 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. A vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Monday, October 25, 2021 at San Jose Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 AM, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at San Jose Catholic Church with Fr. Juan Carlos Ramirez officiating. Interment will be in Carlsbad Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Cindy, as she was known to everyone, was the first born to Elias and Amanda Navarrette. Cindy was almost a Christmas baby but instead chose to come into this world on Monday, December 26, 1955. The rest of her life Cindy would feel gypped out of more presents since her birthday was the day after Christmas and she had no problem reminding us! Cindy was the first of seven children and as the family grew, she could be found helping with everything from cooking and cleaning to child care. She was quite simply the best helper and greatest gift to her young mother.
Cindy adored her youngest siblings and spent much of her own time feeding, bathing, caring and protecting them. She accepted her role as the oldest of seven and loved them as if they were her own.
For her entire life, but beginning in grade school, Cindy was quite the fashionista and enjoyed going to school dressed in the latest fashions and brag about how they were one of kind designs made especially for her by her “mommy”. She loved clothes but shoes even more and her collection never stopped growing! As they grew, her sisters enjoyed sneaking into this vast wardrobe and “borrowing” her clothes and without a doubt incurring Cindy’s wrath!
During her high school years, she was a member of Caveclan performance group and loved her faux leopard skin outfit and wooden clubs. Cindy also participated in the Occupational Education Association program at the high school and this experience would be the beginning of her long and successful career in the Executive Administration field.
Raised in Carlsbad, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1980 and lived there for 35 years and raised two sons, Eddy and Jino. As a young mother, working two jobs and raising her boys, Cindy earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from the Community College of Southern Nevada and then landed a job with the Clark County Court System where she began her career as a Magistrate Court Clerk to several prominent judges in one of the country’s largest court circuits. Cindy loved her job and took great pride in a long successful career. Cindy’s greatest joy, before all her grand-babies started coming, was watching her boys excel on the gridiron and baseball diamond. She and Dave, whom she met and married in 1990, supported the boys in every way possible. She could always be heard over all the other parents cheering them on. It filled her with such pride to share their accomplishments. Eddy was honored as a high school All-American in football and Jino went on to play professional baseball.
When the grandchildren came along Cindy showered them with overwhelming love and affection. She cherished her role as mama’ to her grandchildren and spent much of her time planning the next visit to make sure they were full of fun activities and adventures that filled her heart with joy and happiness.
Cindy was the unofficial family photographer. Over the years she captured many, many candid moments that we now cherish and will share with generations to come. Cindy loved music and had a beautiful voice that she rarely shared in public. Little did she know that we could hear her harmonizing in the background and often talked about what a beautiful voice she had. And can we talk about dancing! Her boys inherited her absolute rhythm and moves! Even the younger generations learned a thing or two from their Auntie!
Upon retirement at the young age of 50, Cindy and the love of her life Dave bought a second home in Carlsbad and began their life as snowbirds splitting their time between Las Vegas and Carlsbad. They enjoyed long rides on their Harley with plans to attend bike rally’s and visit National Parks throughout the country. Cindy loved being close to her parents but really missed city living but mostly shopping and Starbucks! She was always ready for trips back to Las Vegas and no one in Carlsbad was happier to see Starbucks open up as Cindy! She was ecstatic!
We will miss her boisterous laugh that could be heard for miles and the most beautiful and contagious smile. We will miss her birthday cakes that melted in your mouth. But most of all we will miss the hugs and kisses she gave with so much love and affection. Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Elias Duarte Navarrette and son, Eddy Muñoz.
Cindy leaves behind her loving husband of 31 years, David Lory; beloved son, Jino Gonzalez and wife Samantha of Las Vegas, NV; stepsons: David M. Lory and wife, Stephanie, Mark C. Lory; grandchildren: Elissa Muñoz, Cierra Muñoz, Eli Muñoz, Averie Gonzalez, Skylee Gonzalez, Penelope Gonzalez, Tori Gonzalez, Summer Spear, Cole Lory, Tristan Lory and Sutton Lory; great-grandchildren: Chloe, Major, Midas, Izabelle, Max and Aylena; mother, Amanda Navarrette; brothers: Gary Navarrette and wife, Teresa, Rob Navarrette, Chapo Navarrette and wife, Jodi; sisters: Molly Navarrette, Carmen Fannin and husband, Ed, Dina Navarrette; numerous nieces and nephews and many life-long friends that she held dear to her heart.