Cinthia Len Eckert left this earth to be with the Lord on May 22, 2020 at the age of 60, after battling cancer for three years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, volunteer and friend.
Cindy was born on July 25, 1959 in San Jose, California to Vern and Thelma Allen. She was the youngest of 5 children.
Cindy was a San Jose native and a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. In 1979, Cindy met the love of her life, John Eckert, while working at a machine shop. They married in 1985. In 1989, Cindy gave birth to her daughter Tara. She graduated from San Jose State University in 1990 shortly after becoming a mother. Cindy loved to volunteer at her daughter’s school in any way should could help- as a noon-mom, teacher’s aid, and fieldtrip chaperone. Cindy later went back to school at San Jose City College to further her education and love for helping people. She went on to volunteer at the Bill Wilson Center and also became a Registered Recovery Worker.
Throughout her years, Cindy enjoyed traveling to many places with her family and dogs. There is no doubt how much she cared for animals. During her later years, equipped with her love of dogs and her cell phone, Cindy became a “pet detective”. She devoted many hours, daily, scanning for lost or found pets on social media all across California. She helped many pet owners in any way she could to reunite owners with their fur-babies.
Cindy lit up any room she entered with her unending smile, humor, & joy till her last breath. Family mattered most, which all her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews can attest to; she adored them all.
Cindy is survived by her husband of 35 years John Eckert & daughter Tara Eckert; sisters Sandra Allen and Pam (Richard) LaRoche; and brothers Donny Allen and Dale (Leslie) Allen. Cindy is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews, 13 great-nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Cindy has requested in lieu of flowers to make a donation to a local animal shelter or rescue.
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