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Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN

OBITUARY

Cynthia Lee Nord

July 17, 1953October 7, 2019
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Cynthia Lee Nord, 66, of Newburgh, IN passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Mesa, AZ on July 17, 1953 to the late August and Doris Burgdorf.

She graduated from Harrison High School in 1971 and attended classes at USI. She worked for AT&T for several years as a Design Specialist before retiring and turning her talents to her lifetime passion for writing. Cindy was an award-winning author of several successful Historical Romance Novels and was a longtime member of the Romance Writers of America. Cindy and her husband Tom, were history lovers and for many years participated and planned civil war living history events. She was an expert on Victorian ladies’ fashions and the couple were guest lecturers and put on presentations about the civil war era at many libraries and conferences across the country.

Cindy was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William August Burgdorf of Tyler TX.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years Thomas; son, Christopher and his wife Kelly of Broomfield, CO; son, Jeremy of Newburgh, IN; grandchildren, Adrian, Alex and Addison all of Broomfield, CO; brother, Ben J. Burgdorf and his wife Kathy of Evansville, IN; sister-in-law, Nancy Burgdorf of Tyler, TX; brothers-in-law, Terry and Tim Nord and his wife Tammy of Mariah Hill, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Pastor Mike Claypool with burial in Troy City Cemetery, Troy, IN. Friends may visit 3:00 p.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Because of Cindy's love of animals and history, memorial contributions may be made to either: It Takes a Village Animal Rescue in Evansville at https://itvrescue.org/donate/ or The American Battlefield Trust or https://www.battlefields.org/give.

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas Nord, Husband
  • Christopher Glave (Kelly), Son
  • Jeremy Glave, Son
  • Adrian Glave, Grandchild
  • Alex Glave, Grandchild
  • Addison Glave, Grandchild
  • Ben J. Burgdorf (Kathy), Brother
  • Nancy Burgdorf, Sister-in-law
  • Terry Nord, Brother-in-law
  • Tim Nord (Tammy), Brother-in-law
  • Cindy is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 14, 2019

Memories

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Denise Agnew

October 15, 2019

My deepest condolences to all her dear friends and family. I didn't know Cindy well, but had a few opportunities to speak with her on Facebook since I am a writer and we were in that community together. May her memory and her love bring you all peace.

Peggy McKenzie

October 14, 2019

I met Cindy at a book signing in Nashville. Her table was across from mine and the first thing that caught my attention was her laughter. Such a bubbly effervescent sound-like a happy little brook. The second thing I noticed was her smile and the way her eyes sparkled with joy. Anyone could tell she enjoyed her life. And the third thing I noticed was her husband, Tom, by her side and the way they looked at each other and touched each other. It was obvious how much they loved one other. Cindy and I became friends from that moment on and I shall miss her laughter and smile. But most of all, I shall miss her bubbly spirit and kind heart. My prayers are with Tom and their family but I know one day, I will see my friend again. God Bless You, Cindy!

Diane Duggan

October 14, 2019

I met Cindy 5 years ago today on Facebook. I shall miss seeing her posts.

Alan and Mary Pat Williamson

October 13, 2019

I worked alongside Cindy, (and Tom), at Ameritech/SBC Payphone Center in Evansville for quite a few years. As everyone else has said she was always upbeat and optimistic and seemed to have a kind word for everyone. Whevever possible she was always working hard on her novel at work and I often thought flippantly, "Yeah, right, like your going to get published. Sure." I had never read her writings and so I was very happily surprised upon hearing of her success. She had achieved her aspiration of being a published author and bringing joy to her many followers with her great stories. Although she left us far too soon we can all be thankfully aware that she was able to pursue her dream and succeeeded in her pursuit. I admit I did not read her novels, (more of a sci-fi guy myself), but my wife Mary Pat read all of them, loved them, and raved to me about them. Mary Pat treasures the three books that Cindy autographed and gave to her for her birthday/housewarming. Cindy was one-of-a-kind and we will all miss her smile...and she was always smiling. Love and Peace from Alan and Mary Pat.

Karen Simpson

October 13, 2019

My heart broke at the news of Cindy’s passing. She was a terrific author and her morning “klatchers” positivity was always a shining beacon for the day ahead. Nothing Cindy did was ever half-way—a true warrior until Heaven claimed her. Rest In Peace, dear friend.

Vickie King

October 12, 2019

My sister and I met Cindy at a Moonlight and Magnolia Conference. She was such a sweet lady with a kind word and a smile for everyone. I feel like I had known her for years. I'm so sorry she left this earth so soon.

Jinny Kirby Baxter

October 12, 2019

I lost my husband to cancer several years ago and I just ache for Cindy's family. I have been down this road. The world is turned upside down. I hope it is a comfort to all her family and friends to see the many accolades to her. Not many people are remembered by so many with so much love and gratitude. I will always be grateful that I was privileged to be a friend to someone so positive and loving. I will miss her almost daily post of interesting things, her almost daily post of uplifting and powerful thoughts, and most of all, that infectious smile. You couldn't help but smile back. Tom and family, I know you will miss her terribly, but try to remember how much light she brought into your lives, and that as she so often said, God is in charge. My heartfelt condolences to the many people who miss her and especially her family. I love you Cindy and thank you for all the love and happiness you brought into the world.



Beth Trissel

October 12, 2019

Cindy was a wonderful person, author, and friend. She and I were both 2008 Golden Heart finalists in Historical and met at San Francisco. My husband Dennis and I also met Tom there. She had hopes of visiting our farm in the Shenandoah Valley someday. Cindy and I kept in touch via our 2008 Pixie group and FB. She is and will be sorely missed. So many love Cindy. She will not be forgotten. Her faith and shining inspiration will burn on in our memories and our hearts.

Denise Soukup

October 12, 2019

We have lost a wonderful writer, lady and friend. My heart is broken. Cindy Nord was such a happy ray of sunshine in everyone's life. She taught us lovely things about history. Cindy had a delightful sense of humor and her heart was loving and gentle. She always had kind words for everyone she met. Our world is a bit darker for having lost her. I will miss you so much, Cindy, and love you even more.❤💕💕❤💕🕊🕊🕊🕊

Jacie Floyd

October 11, 2019

The world has lost a bright shining light. Cindy was always a positive , encouraging force in every situation. We met on 2008 in San Francisco at an RWA conference where we were both nominated for an unpublished writing award known as the Golden Heart. Although she was in the historical category and I was contemporary, her enthusiastic personality immediately won me over, and when we discovered she lived in my former hometown, we became fast friends. Did we see each other every day and speak frequently after that? No, but when we did, we would pick up our conversation like no time had passed. With the proliferation of Facebook, we communicated regularly, got together at writers conferences and met up occasionally when I was home for a visit. She was unfailingly cheerful, and optimistic, even in these past few months when she was gravely ill. Her spirit, her knowledge, her kindness will always be missed. My love and sympathies to her family and friends. Rest In Peace, dear friend.

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Biography

Cynthia Lee Nord, 66, of Newburgh, IN passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Mesa, AZ on July 17, 1953 to the late August and Doris Burgdorf.

She graduated from Harrison High School in 1971 and attended classes at USI. She worked for AT&T for several years as a Design Specialist before retiring and turning her talents to her lifetime passion for writing. Cindy was an award-winning author of several successful Historical Romance Novels and was a longtime member of the Romance Writers of America. Cindy and her husband Tom, were history lovers and for many years participated and planned civil war living history events. She was an expert on Victorian ladies’ fashions and the couple were guest lecturers and put on presentations about the civil war era at many libraries and conferences across the country.

Cindy was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William August Burgdorf of Tyler TX.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years Thomas; son, Christopher and his wife Kelly of Broomfield, CO; son, Jeremy of Newburgh, IN; grandchildren, Adrian, Alex and Addison all of Broomfield, CO; brother, Ben J. Burgdorf and his wife Kathy of Evansville, IN; sister-in-law, Nancy Burgdorf of Tyler, TX; brothers-in-law, Terry and Tim Nord and his wife Tammy of Mariah Hill, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Pastor Mike Claypool with burial in Troy City
Cemetery, Troy, IN. Friends may visit 3:00 p.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Because of Cindy's love of animals and history, memorial contributions may be made to either: It Takes a Village Animal Rescue in Evansville or The American
Battlefield Trust.