Cinda Lou Curry

August 12, 1953 - November 29, 2020

Cinda Lou Curry, 67, a resident of Matlacha, FL since 2013, formerly of Elizabethtown, KY, and Bowie, MD, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020 in Cape Coral, FL. She was born August 12, 1953 in Belleville, IL.

Cinda was a veteran of the United States Navy, where she served as a Photographer’s Mate.  An avid gardener, she learned from books, trial and error, and other gardeners. Her skills were those of a master gardener, and she did all of the work herself. When she wanted a Koi pond, she grabbed a pickaxe and shovel, and dug it by hand. Folks would come from all over to see her work, as she transformed three different yards into neighborhood showcases. Her cooking skills matched those of her gardening, and her multi-course meals rivaled those of a four star restaurant, with everything made from scratch. She did not do anything half-way. But her greatest gift was her open, friendly personality. Everybody loved her, and there was nothing she would not do for the people she cared about.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Conrad Curry of Matlacha; loving mother, Kathryn Shriner of Cape Coral; two loving children, Michelle Newlon of Cape Coral, and Christopher Curry (Beth) of Elizabethtown, KY; as well as four grandchildren, Xander Martin, Jake Newlon, Devin Curry, and Cohen Curry.

Cinda was preceded in death by her father, Richard Shriner.

Private family services will be held.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Cinda Lou Curry are suggested to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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  1. Leo Fisher Dec 1, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cinda and her loving husband for many years and can’t think of a nicer woman. As a Master Gardener myself (Texas), I’m jealous of her work and expertise not to mention her kindness. She will be dearly missed. Rest in Peace Cinda.

  2. Gary Brandt Dec 1, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of your beloved Cinda. I so enjoyed picures of her gardens over the years. Conrad, you and the family hold on to each other during these trying and difficult times and try to find some solace in all the beauty she left behind. Know that all your friends feel your grief and you are not alone at this sad time.

  3. Bill Green Dec 1, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Conrad I hadn’t realized this was so recent. My sympathies and thoughts are with you

  4. Jay @ Brenda Scheer Dec 1, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    So sorry for your lose Conrad. Many great memories when we all lived next to each other in military housing. Always enjoyed the time we got to see you guys when we come to Florida. We are thinking of you family during this sad time.

  5. John lewin Dec 1, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Conrad, our thoughts and prayers my friend. The Lewin’s

  6. Mike and Audra Alphonso Dec 1, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Pop pop, so very sorry. She will be missed. Our deepest condolences. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Cathy and Don Nevels Dec 1, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    We wished we had more time to to know Cinda ! We certainly enjoyed her company the last few years such a kind and welcoming person she was ! What a wonderful Master Gardner her yard was a masterpiece and she was Picasso!

  8. Laura Howard Dec 4, 2020 at 3:26 am

    I only had the pleasure of meeting her a few times, but she definitely left an positive impact. She was one of the genuinely nicest, most caring people I’ve ever met. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. You are all in my thoughts prayers.

  9. Diane LeRoy Dec 5, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    So sad to hear of Cinda’s passing. Miss our conversations about plants, flowers and birds, especially our Osprey Couple. A cheerful and sweet soul. She certainly left our neighborhood a more beautiful place. Rest In Peace Cinda. Diane and Bill LeRoy

  10. Pat and Ed Lanham Dec 6, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Cinda was one of those people who put her all into her passions; gardening, cooking, friends and family. We feel fortunate to have known her., always the warm hostess. Conrad and Cinda had a special partnership, and it was beautiful to witness. A life to be celebrated. Pat and Ed Lanham

  11. Sherry Leonhard Walker Feb 13, 2021 at 4:26 am

    So very sorry, Conrad.. Thinking of you.

  12. Betsy and Dale Reppert Feb 27, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    We’re so sorry to learn of Cinda’s passing. You had a beautiful life together. 💔

  13. Terry Goedelmann Biglin Jan 2, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    Oh my goodness. I’ve searched over the years looking for Cinda & here I find her. We were high school buddies with two other gals. Lost touch after graduation when she enlisted. I’m so sorry for her loss. I would have loved to reconnect with her. She was a beautiful person & so fun to be with.

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