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Cynthia Annie May Maguire

December 10, 1960 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Cynthia Maguire Obituary

Cindy (Cynthia Annie May Pilling), Maguire, age 63, passed away peacefully at home on March 12, 2024. She was the first-born daughter to parents Larry and Winifred (Smith) Pilling who met in Scotland, married in Price, Utah, and returned to a Naval station position in Jacksonville, Florida where Cindy was born.

As a baby, she had blonde fuzz for hair, often appearing as if she had no hair at all, allowing for an adorable, smiling face with expressive greenish, blue eyes to greet anyone. As the new family of three returned to Price to make a home, the life-long bond began with grandparents. Her Grandpa Bert Pilling thought joy was his while she was around, spoiled her every chance as well. She was born into a family of ranchers, dairy, and even the coal mines which shaped both people and land in the western regions where culture is who you are and become. Cindy was special to her grandparents, truly adored; lovingly, Bert's nickname for her was, his little horse's ass due to her strong temperament and untamable spirit.

Cindy met the love of her life, Joe Maguire, at the Diamond Hills restaurant on Vernal's Mainstreet; finally with courage, Joe dared to drive his motorcycle towards her, outside on walkways, asking her if she wanted to go for a ride. A willingness for new adventures was a shared part of them. They married years later in Colorado on March 11, 1983. The two of them lived in many regions: Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, California, Nevada, yet Australia became her favorite.

In all those places, with a natural talent, Cindy grew gardens. Colorful gardens, landscaping spaces blending good food and vibrant plants, trees, and shrubs around the estate, enriching her home into aesthetic experiences. The soft, rich, and deep soul touched hues matched her expressive love, desire to strengthen family, even into the labor-intensive work of canning; Grandmother Mrytle passed on to her the satisfying pleasure of feeding family, creating options to weave blessings with strands of the wonders of nature in the soil, earth.

Cindy was creative. She sewed, painted, quilted, and entertained with a decorative ease. Her legacy is in her big-hearted generosity, quickness to help, give and meet other's needs, even beyond what she made with her own two hands.

Her time as a certified nursing assistant, gave her happiness, especially caring over the vulnerable. Her dedication in serving others especially in hard times came out of her innate compassion and kindness, motivating her to learn sets of skills. Her heart came first, always.

Significantly, her friends and family will miss her big-hearted presence, her generous beautiful soul, her kindness offering gracious forgiveness, a million chances, not just two.
She is survived by her husband Joe Maguire, daughters Annie and Michelle, grandchildren Richelle, Kiersten, Cecilee, and Stella, sisters Sylena, Shelly, and Heather. Cindy was a fun Aunt to many, and a great Sister-in-law. Always showing up to support, care, and try to give family the needed special touch she will be remembered for.

Cindy is preceded in death by her son, AJ and her son-in-law Ziggy, her father and all the other loved ones waiting for her.

Importantly, in honor may she inspire us to remember every day how important family and friends are. That our lives may be shorter than we wanted. So best have fun and enjoy what we can. Dance often, eat good food, love the earth, laugh, and never forget to love those around us.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 11:00AM at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8PM and Wednesday 9:45-10:45AM all at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.
 

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Visitation
Tuesday
March 19, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ashley Valley Funeral Home
410 North 800 West
Vernal, UT 84078

Visitation
Wednesday
March 20, 2024

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Ashley Valley Funeral Home
410 North 800 West
Vernal, UT 84078

Funeral Service
Wednesday
March 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Ashley Valley Funeral Home
410 North 800 West
Vernal, UT 84078
 

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Interment
Wednesday
March 20, 2024

12:15 PM
Vernal Memorial Park
1700 South Vernal Avenue
Vernal, UT 84078

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