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Parker Funeral Home

1704 S. Ocotillo Ave, Parker, AZ

OBITUARY

Cynthia Louise Collett

January 28, 1957March 13, 2020

Cynthia "Cindy" Louise Collett of Oakdale, Minnesota and Lake Havasu City, Arizona passed away peacefully on the 13th of March 2020 at the Polidori House under the care of Hospice of Havasu in Lake Havasu City surrounded by her loving family.

Cindy was born on January 28th, 1957 in St. Paul , Minnesota. She was the daughter of Robert and Corinne Wright and grew up in the Midway section of St. Paul. She attended St. Mark's Grade School and St. Agnes High School. Cindy married Craig Collett on October 17th, 1987. Cindy was employed her entire career at the Small Business Administration of the U.S. Federal Government where she enjoyed working with people and developed life long friendships with her colleagues. She retired in August of 2014 after her second round of surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Cindy was always full of joy and treasured her time spent with family and friends. Countless weekends at the cabin and other gatherings where she was one of the card sharks of the family. Her latest love was residing in Arizona where the blue skies and clear waters of Lake Havasu mesmerized her.

Cindy is survived by her loving husband of over 32 years, Craig; brother Mike Wright and his wife Mary of Lipscomb, Texas; sister Betsy Wiggins of St. Paul, Minnesota; sister Theresa Cartier and her husband Bruce of Apple Valley, Minnesota; brother in law Ron Collett of Lake Havasu City; sister in law Judy Birk and her husband Jim of Lake Havasu City; sister in law Linda Serum and her husband Jerry of Plum City, Wisconsin and many nieces and nephews that she treasured. Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, brother in law Doug Wiggins, sister in law Jane Collett and special niece Sara Fedie.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be planned for a later date in the spring. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials can be directed to Hospice of Havasu, the American Cancer Society or the American Brain Tumor Organization.

             



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Jill Johnson

April 7, 2020

Cindy (Wright) Collett was one of the most treasured people I ever knew. She did more for me than anyone else to help me get started in my career when I was very young and had just moved to Minnesota. I did not know anyone and she was the first professional person I met at a small business expo on May 24, 1984. Her deep and steady friendship was a comfort as I embarked on that rocky road as an entrepreneur. She made me join SCORE. I did more free speeches for her than I care to remember. I knew her before she met Craig and celebrated with them at their wedding & she was at mine. She celebrated so many other milestones with me too. I'm just so sad that she is gone, but in no way will she ever be forgotten. Sending a huge hug to her family. Cindy was one of a kind.

Zachary Mengel

March 22, 2020

Aunt Cindy if I could see you now I take my final bow. You'll always be a Hoot even to Chucky our lucky pooch. You always had my back even when the sushi platter was flat. I remember pulling names from a silly hat, yours was animated, fun, unique but above all it was you. I'll never forgot your laugh even when I'm sad, if I have this memory I'll always end up glad.
-Sincerely Zachary

Antonio and Marta Herrero

March 21, 2020

Cindy was a beautiful person that welcomed us as family when we moved to Minnesota 5 years ago. We shared some laughs in a lot of family gatherings at the Cartiers, including our first Thanksgivings dinner. She also opened the doors of her cabin to us, in what was our introduction to cabin life in Minnesota. We will never forget that weekend in July 2018. The picture below shows our peaceful ride in their pontoon.
Our whole family (Antonio, Marta, Antonio Jr and Alejandra) will deeply miss you!
Sending love to Craig, sisters and all family.

Linda Pedersen

March 21, 2020

Linda 21 mars 2020

Dear Cindy ❤
You will be in our hearts forever.
You left traces and bright memories with your happy and fine personality.
You where easy to talk with and you always had a smile and kind words.
We had a great time together when you visited us in Norway for the first time. I am so glad i got to know you.
We will miss you

Rest in peace Cindy ❤

Our deepest Condolences to Cindy's husband Craig , and all of you others in the family.

From Linda with love

Ed Daum

March 21, 2020

I worked with Cindy for 25 years at the SBA. Her smile and presence lit up the office.
Cindy loved helping people and she was very creative in delivering SBA programs throughout the state. Cindy helped hundreds of women-owned businesses start and stay in business. There are many businesses that owe their success because of Cindy.
Within the office, Cindy made the workday fun. I always enjoyed working with her. Our office was very lucky that Cindy chose to work with us her entire career.

Marilyn Westrom

March 19, 2020

I first met Cindy when I swore her in at SBA, thus making her an official government employee. Even though there was an age difference, it didn't seem to matter to us., We were friends up until her untimely death. We visited Cindy and Craig at their beautiful Lake Havasu house. I' m glad she was able to spend a few good months there. I will miss Cindy, my dear, dear friend. She was like a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day and I never saw her anything but positive.

jeannine datko

March 19, 2020

Dear Cindy we will miss your smiling face and your laughter
i am sure Craig is looking upon you and the rest of your family
i know you are in a better place and will miss tremendously

love ya jeannine

Fly Away

Amina Lelic

March 19, 2020

My family and I had the joy of spending time with Cindy and Craig when they visitted us in Norway. We had a great time together.
We are lucky to have contact with our beloved American family members, and even luckier to have met such an amazing and kind woman.
May you rest in peace, Cindy. Sending lots of love and prayers from your Norwegian family.

Molly Bickel

March 18, 2020

Cindy will truly be missed by all. Our crazy group of girls will never be the same. We will keep you in our hearts forever. Love you always❤️

Gene and Mary Menne

March 18, 2020

So sorry for your families loss. She will be missed by all who loved her. We know you all are a close family. Hugs and sympathy.

FROM THE FAMILY