Cindy was born on October 22, 1951 in Artesia, California to Lloyd (Bob) and Alice Rucker. She is the fourth child of five siblings. She lived in Fullerton, Ca., and grew up in the same house on Houston until she was 18. She shared a room and King size bed with her sister Patty until they were teenagers. They were close in age, and remained not just sisters, but friends all of their life. The year 1969 was a big year for Cindy; she graduated from Fullerton High School- GO INDIANS!-, married her high school sweetheart and had a daughter. She and Frank Levoit were married for 16 years before they dissolved their marriage. They had two children, Christy Bergen and Steven Levoit. As adults the entire family would gather at The Rucker house on Houston for dinner once a week, and celebrated all major holidays there also. In her younger years she enjoyed weekend trips to San Francisco, dirt bike riding, and reading. She once took belly dancing classes and took several oil painting classes. In fact, one or two of her paintings are in the background of almost every photo taken at The Rucker House. Cindy worked at Century Data (later Xerox) in Anaheim, Ca. from 1978 – 1987 where she was an Expeditor, worked with Marketing on Priority Sales Orders, and in the Shipping Department. It was here that she met her three long time friends Donna, Janice, and Eileen. They have all been friends for over 50 years. She worked at Luckys for several years, and Retired from Dean Foods. Cynthia met Robert (Bob) Jurgensen, her knight in “shining” armor, while working at Dean Foods in 1999. “Shining” because Bob is a Shriner, and he is very shiny. They were married on July 14, 2003 on a little paddle boat cruising the Colorado River near Laughlin, NV. With this marriage she opened her heart to Bobs children; Collette (David) Robles, Taran (Chad) Burris, and Presley Calzacorta, and loved them all like her own. Her and Bob moved to Bullhead City, Arizona after they married, and have never stopped talking crap about California since. After the move, she took a job at the Colorado Belle as the Human Resources Manager where she eventually retired. Together Bob and Cindy made a life-time of memories as they traveled with their fifth wheel trailer across the States, by plane and boat to foreign countries, and enjoyed going to car shows where Bobs hotrod has won many trophies.
She loved traveling, her family, her many friends and spent most of her retired days in her sewing room. She started making cross-stitch blankets about 15 years ago. Then her friend Eileen signed her up for a quilting class and she never looked back. She made a spare bedroom into a bad ass custom sewing room, and spent countless hours sewing her award-winning quilts, some of which are displayed like art on the walls of her house. She has been part of the Quilting Guild in Bullhead for nearly 10 years, and was elected President of the Quilting Guild in 2022, she resigned as President when she was diagnosed in August 2023. The Guild is where she met Willie and Nonie, the three went to lunch at least once a week and spent many hours sewing together.
When Cindy's Mom passed, and The Rucker house on Houston was sold, the family stopped gathering; but Cindy's house in Bullhead was a place that her sister Sue, and some of her nieces and nephews visited on a regular basis. Cindy really enjoyed these visits, laughing until it hurt, silly pranks and staying up late visiting. She really loved you Sue, Stacie and Yolie (and your families too).
Cynthia was a firecracker and so stinkin strong. She loved her entire family, despite their quirks and disfunction she worried about them, rooted for them, protected them, when she was mad she would tell them and then forgave them. No matter what she always kept on loving them. She didn’t mix her words, you usually knew how she felt about things. You did not cross her. She was also a great human, a living liver donor, and a frequent blood donor loved Jesus and never wondered where she would go after this life. She loved, like no other. Unconditionally, and with no boundaries. Cynthia was fierce, and strong until the very end. In fact, she may be the strongest person any of us have known. She will be desperately missed by all those that she’s left behind. Our hearts are broken by this unexpected loss. She was one of a kind and to be loved by her was to be truly blessed.
Cynthia is survived by so many that loved her. Her husband Bob Jurgensen, children Christy (Carl) Bergen, Steven (Heather) Levoit, Collette (David) Robles, Taran (Chad) Burris and Presley Calzacorta. Her Grandchildren Tanne (Sean)Mantor, Danielle (Gabriel) Esparza, Raquel Arias, Shekinah Bergen, Joseph (Rebecca) Alafa, Frankie Levoit, Kyle Levoit, Michael Robles, Kyle Robles, Aubrie Burris, Kinsley Burris, Cole Calzacorta and Jade Calzacorta. Her Great Grandchildren Angelique Mantor, Miles Mantor, Maverick Mantor, Violet Mantor, Ellie Tattersall, Matthew Zimmerman, Megan Zimmerman, Carlee Uzzell, Malachi Arias, and one Alafa baby still in the oven. Siblings Linda Buckley, Jim (Kathy) Rucker and Sue (Kevin) Rucker. Many nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, and so so many friends. And of course, her dogs, Greta and Hanna. Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Alice Rucker, sister Patricia Gomez, and nephew Andrew Guthrie.
All are welcome to Cynthia's Celebration of a Life Well Lived on April 13, 2024, at 11:00am. At The Jurgensen Home in Bullhead City, AZ. Lunch will be served. We will play a photo video at the service, and would love to include you. Please post any pictures you have of Cynthia and you on this site, and we will do our best to get them all in.