Tahlequah Daily Press


April 10, 2014

Cynthia “Cyndi” Tucker

TAHLEQUAH — Memorial services for Cynthia Tucker, 54, of Tahlequah, will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, at First Baptist Church Tahlequah. Officiating will be Rev. David Jones.

Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Woodard, Bart Frank, Randy Underwood, Dusty Fore, Ryan Crowson, and Craig Crowson. Memorial arrangements are under the care of Green Country Funeral Home.

A lifelong resident of Tahlequah, Cyndi was born on Sept. 25, 1959, the daughter of Presley and Shirley (Craig) Tucker in Tahlequah. She died on Monday, April 7, in Tahlequah. Online condolences may be made at tahlequahfuneral.com.

Cyndi attended Tahlequah schools, where she graduated from Tahlequah High School in 1977. She then attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College before entering Northeastern Beauty Academy, graduating in 1980. She opened her beauty salon, Cyndi’s, over 30 years ago. She had also opened a clothing store, The Rage, and operated it until fire closed the doors.

In 1988, she accepted the role of motherhood with a daughter, Sarah, who came into her care. To her nieces and nephews, Cyndi was “The Aunt,” before and after the birth of her son, Joseph, in 1996. Cyndi was always supportive of Sarah and Joseph, becoming a friend and confidant to their friends.

She spent her last years as a true sports mom, following Joseph through many sports, including football and wrestling; volunteering on booster clubs; and working concessions. Cyndi was an active member in the Parent-Teacher Organization, Chamber of Commerce and a dedicated worker for CASA. Cyndi loved spending time with her grandson, Isaac.

Preceding her in death are her parents; several aunts and uncles; and a nephew, Sasha Nedeljkobic.

Cherishing her memory are her son, Joseph Tucker of the home; her daughter, Sarah Hicks and her husband Jack, of Tahlequah; grandson Isaac Hicks and granddaughter, Taylor Clark; brother Steve Woodard and wife Beth of Broken Arrow; sister Frankie Crowson and husband Glen of Wewoka; sister Teresa Tucker and partner Cyndi Brown-Tucker of Tahlequah; brother Presley Tucker, also of Tahlequah; nieces and nephews, Chris Crowson and wife Misty of Wewoka, Carla Edwards and husband Jason of Choctaw, Ryan Crowson and wife Tami of Harrah, Craig Crowson and wife Ashley of Newalla, Allan Hansen of Copenhagen, Denmark, Nicole Crowson of Norman, Stevie Woodard of Broken Arrow, Tomi Woodard and Brad Walker of Broken Arrow, Aaron Tucker of Tahlequah, Thomas Tucker of Tahlequah, Lucas Rollins of Blanchard, and Tatum Rollins of Blanchard; several great-nieces and great-nephews; her shop family, who was so very dear to her; and other relatives, friends, and loved ones throughout our community.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established for Joseph at BancFirst, Tahlequah.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, (918) 458-5055.

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