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Helen Cynthia Gartland

April 16, 1960 — January 15, 2019


Helen Cynthia (Haden) Gartland
April 16, 1960 - January 15, 2019

Cindy, as she was known, was born in Richmond, Virginia to Arnall (deceased) and Helen Haden. She is survived by her life partner, Kim Koehler of Parker, Colorado; three sons and eight grandchildren: Jason (Deanna) Gartland, grandchildren, Miriam, Elijah, Josiah, Micah, Isaiah, and Silas of Paw Paw, MI; Nathan (Michelle) Gartland, grandchildren, Audrey and Aiden of Freeland, MI; and Sean Gartland (April) of Saginaw, MI. Cindy had three brothers, Louis Haden of League City, TX, Thomas Haden of Seabrook, TX and Wayne Haden (deceased).

Cindy graduated from Gateway High School, Aurora, Colorado in 1978 and attended Columbia College in Missouri. She was married to Dave Gartland and lived in Tawa, MI until moving back to Colorado in 2004. Cindy re-connected with Kim Koehler at their high school reunion. They made a home in Parker, Colorado the past 15 years. Cindy worked mostly in the hotel industry, setting up and managing hotels. She and Kim shared a love of travel, visiting many areas of the United States. She was mostly fond of the national parks, Yellowstone and Canyonlands. Cindy was an avid reader of all genres of fiction, and spent many hours in libraries. She enjoyed cooking, golf, but mostly enjoyed her eight grandchildren. Family and friends will remember Cindy as very sociable; always greeting with a warm smile and hug. Cindy died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Respectfully, a private family service will be held. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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