Cindy Lee Griffiths

Cindy Lee GriffithsCindy Lee Griffiths, born Nov. 18, 1955, peacefully passed on Feb. 3, 2019 with her three children by her side.

Services will be take place at a later date.

Cindy was born in Long Beach, Calif., to Emmett Winford and Donna Sears.

Cindy spent the last 28 years of her life in Ridgecrest. The last four years she spent doing what she loved most, crossing children every day to Las Flores School. That was a job she adored, and it showed in her smile!

Cindy was preceded in death by her beautiful mom, Pat Winford; her loving grandma, Helen Hamilton, and her hilarious brother-in-law Mike Luke.

She is survived by her children, Celina (Pat) Bitto, Steve (Diana) MacFarland and Luke (Nikki) Markota; grandbabies Steven Jr., Haylee and Brodie Busby, Josiah MacFarland and Riley and Reace Markota; her father Emmett Winford; sisters Becky (Fred) Crooks, Laurie Luke, Kristi (Daniel) Taylor and Teri (Dave) Murrieta; and brothers James (Lorrie) Sears and Matt (Kim) Winford.

Her generous heart and gorgeous laughter is missed by many.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

— Submitted by the family of Cindy Lee Griffiths

Story First Published: 2019-02-08