Cynthia D. Howard

Cynthia D. Howard

April 02, 1965 ~ September 04, 2023


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Cindy Howard, 58, passed peacefully on September 4, 2023, at the VNA Treasure Coast Hospice House.

Cindy was born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 2, 1965 to George and Linda Coleman.  She spent much of her childhood growing up in Central Florida where Linda worked and where her special Granny lived.  Much time was spent with her only brother, Jeff Davids, and her Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Cindy graduated from Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fl.

Cindy met the love of her life, David Howard, while they were both working at Walt Disney World.  They became serious quickly and were engaged by the end of that summer.  Cindy completed her AA degree from Florida Junior College in Jacksonville while living with her “second mother” Pat Howard, and David finished his agriculture studies at the University of Florida.

Cindy and David married in Jacksonville on May 10, 1986, and moved to Port St. Lucie where David began work in the citrus industry.  She continued her studies in accounting at Florida Atlantic University.  A gifted student and dedicated worker led her to graduate with a Masters Degree with Honors in Accounting.  Shortly thereafter Cindy received her license as a Certified Public Accountant and began work in Vero Beach with the KPMG accounting firm.  Several years of work at KPMG led to a fulfilling accounting career with numerous positions at citrus firms, construction companies, and local businesses in Vero Beach.

Cindy’s greatest passion came with her marriage to David and becoming a mother.  In 1994 they were blessed to have a son Cody (Sarah), her first grandchild James in 2022, and in 1996 a daughter Samantha (Nathan).  Having children and being a mother was the most rewarding role of her life.  A doting mother who was always involved in extracurricular and classroom volunteering gave her ultimate satisfaction.  To know that each of their children had achieved both academic success at the University of Florida and work success in engineering and architecture made her the proudest mother.

A celebration of life will be held in the near future.  Donations in memory of Cindy may be sent to the Alzheimers/Parkinson Association of Vero Beach,, or the Visiting Nurses Association of the Treasure Coast,

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.




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Alice Fraser - Friend

September 6, 2023, 1:01 pm

Another light has gone out in this world. So sorry for your loss.

Wayne & Michele Bohannon - Co-worker

September 6, 2023, 10:05 pm

David and family, our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear wife/mother. Wayne & Michele Bohannon

Susan Hirsch - Friend of Pat Howard’s from NC

September 7, 2023, 12:29 am

I send my condolences to the family of Cindy. The obituary is a tribute to a life well lived but cut too short. To Pat (her second Mother), I send my love. Your friend from NC … Sue

Alana and Bill Dugan - Friend

September 7, 2023, 12:42 am

What a lovely tribute to a beautiful soul. My dear friends Pat and Richard and all members of the family: May you find solace in your memories. And in knowing that David and your grandchildren appreciate your compassion, your dedication and your loving care of Cindy. And I am sure she felt your Love. You all are in our thoughts and prayers on this part of your journey. Alana and Bill Dugan

Colleen Saunders - Friend

September 7, 2023, 6:41 pm

Cindy was such a sweet and lovely person. My life was brighter from knowing her. my deepest condolences to David, Pat and the family. Colleen Saunders

Mario & Joanne La Poma - Friend of Pat's.

September 9, 2023, 12:08 am

Pat & David, we are so sorry for your lose. Remember all the good times . May God send his guiding light to all of the family to ease your sorrow. Our prayers, Mario & Joanne La Poma

Carolee Followill - friend of Pat's

September 9, 2023, 10:39 pm

My heartfelt prayers are with the family. What a beautiful woman who lived a life of value, strength & love. May you feel God’s arms around you giving you strength and comfort.

Steve & Kristy Robbins - Cousin

September 13, 2023, 4:23 am

Steve Ribbins (cousin to Cindy) and his wife, Kristy, in Alaska, send sincere condolences to the family. Cindy will always be remembered as a beautiful soul and a gifted woman. The world was a better place because she was in it. Godspeed in your hearts healing.

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