Cynthia Jean Best

September 3, 1964 - March 22, 2008

Cynthia Jean Best, age 43, of Plano, Texas, passed away March 22, 2008 in Plano. She was born September 3, 1964, in Solvang, California, the daughter of Christian A. and Betty J. (Buikema) Andersen. She graduated from California State University at Northridge with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. On August 24, 1985, she married Terry Best in Valencia, California. Cynthia was a network engineer with Alliance Data Systems and a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Plano. She loved helping animals and was dedicated to her Keeshond dogs, Dutch and Romy. She is survived by her husband of twenty-two years, Terry; her precious dogs, Dutch and Romy; father, Christian A. Andersen of Plano; brother, Christian R. Andersen of Plano; parents in-law, Raymond and Dolores Best of Prescott, AZ; brother-in-law, Jason Best of Newhall, CA; grandmother, Nathalie Andersen of Solvang, CA; aunt and uncle, Andrew H. and Thora Andersen; aunt, Loretta Murray of Fox Lake, IL; aunt and uncle, Ruth and John Fletcher of Naples, FL; and many loving friends. She was preceded in death by her mother. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 AM, Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3601 W. 15th St., Plano, TX 75075, with Rev. John Lindner officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home during a visitation on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

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Terry, Please know that having you and Cindy next door has been a blessing. I cannot go to the mailbox without thinking of Cindy. I will miss her presence there and our visits. Just having a brief visit with her would always lift my spirits. She was an awesome lady and a pleasure to know. May God bless you and comfort you with the strength to continue and enjoy this next season of your life with sweet memories of a wonderful lady! I will look forward to visiting with you at the mailbox as well. Take good care of yourself! Marky Forrest, March 31, 2008 Cindy will be missed by all at Alliance Data, although i never had the pleasure of meeting her personaly, i did see her a different events at Alliance. I also worked with her on the phone seveal time, and she seemed to be the sweetes person ever. God bless you Cindy we know your in a better place and someday we will all meet again. Baldomero Villarreal, March 27, 2008 Uncle Chris & Chris I am so sorry for the loss of Cindy. One of the memmories that I have with Cindy is sitting in Grandma's kitchen and playing Kir-Plunk, the marble game, we did have a lot of good times at Grandma & Grandpa's home. Love, Kathy Kathy Pletz, March 26, 2008 My condolences to Cindy's family. A very nice co-worker to have known. Keith Mullins, March 26, 2008 Terry and family, Words are not adequate to express my sympathy for the grief you are experiencing. Hopefully the knowledge that friends, neighbors and family care for you and pray for you will provide a small measure of comfort in your sadness. May God's presence and comfort sustain you. Carolyn Bray on Spanish Moss Dr. Carolyn Scott Bray, March 26, 2008 Terry, Chris and Chris, Our deepest sympathy to you all. Cindy was a beautiful lady, full of love and joy. We pray that many beautiful memories sustain you and may you be comforted by the thoughts and compassion of others who are sharing this sorrow with you. God's blessings to you all. Jerry & Jane Baedke, March 26, 2008 Cindy was a kind, caring and thoughtful person. She was someone who was always friendly, generous and inviting to others including even Terry's weird friends like me. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Kenneth Alexander, March 26, 2008 I remember Cindy for always doing what was right, from working hard when it was time to work, to being a great listener when you needed someone to talk too, and always sheding positive light on any situation, good or bad. I fondly (and humorously) remember how this incredibly gracious, ever smiling invididual who could stand absolutely firm in the face of adversity guided only by her belief in just doing what was right. I will never forget Cindy. God Bless Gary Lashlee, March 26, 2008 I have not worked directly with Cindy in several years, but she always had a gentle soul, wonderful to be around. She will be missed at Alliance Data. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. Lesli Hust, March 26, 2008 There are no words to express my sorrow. Terry and family, you are in my prayers every day and I am so very sorry for your devastating loss. Your friend always and much love, Pam N. Pam Napoli, March 26, 2008 Cindy was the best person I could know. She gave her heart freely and openly, excepted everyone and everything that God had tested her with. Her laughter and smile will be forever remembered. I know Cindy touched alot of people and made a great mark on this world with her love. She will be a great angel also. Lord, Bless and Keep her. Dianne Dianne Theresa Yablonski, March 25, 2008 Terry, My heart is broken for you. You will be part of my prayers and thoughts. Ralph C Jensen, March 25, 2008 I work in the Alliance Data Johnson City facility. I worked quite a bit with Cindy down through the years. She was one of the best all around persons I had the pleasure to work with. I wanted to send my condolences. Doug Smith, March 25, 2008 Cindy was a wonderful co-worker. She always had a smile and a friendly word for everyone. Harold F. Kessinger, March 25, 2008 Cindy was a blessing to everyone she met. She was a very special friend, always supportive and loving. She touched so many lives. Cindy will be missed. Carmen Huff, March 25, 2008