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Baldwin-Fairchild Ivanhoe Funeral Home

1150 South Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL

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Mrs. Lindy Rich Kuykendall

September 11, 1951August 4, 2020

Lindy Rich Kuykendall, 68 years old, Winter Park, Florida, August 4, 2020 Lindy was born September 11, 1951, in Daytona Beach, FL to the late Phillip and Sara Vining. She spent her childhood in Lakeland and graduated from Florida Technological University (UCF). Her career began in elementary education, evolved into conflict negotiation and counseling, and eventually led her to start the family-run insurance agency – Vining Rich Group, which is still in business today. With a heart for serving others, Lindy was tapped by AmeriCorps in the early 1990s to lead efforts in South Florida; and she served on many volunteer boards over the years including the Lakewood Center (formerly La Amistad Foundation), and the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Lindy filled her days with Bridge groups, golf, reading, sewing/cross-stitch, and time with her beloved grandchildren. She loved traveling with her husband and friends, boating, and her two puppies. Lindy was endearingly a “mother figure” to many – although the two who called her “Mom” were her true devotion and joy. Those who knew and treasured Lindy will forever miss her signature auburn hair, bright smile, ability to make everyone she met feel welcomed and at home, “Hi, honey” greetings, and heart of pure gold. Her legacy of integrity, humility and grace will live on in those whose lives she touched. She was preceded in death by her brother C. Geoffrey Vining. She is survived by her adoring husband James R. Kuykendall, Jr. “Bobby,” loving children Ryan Rich (Nicole), Robin Blalock (Wade), Lee Kuykendall (Lisa), Caroline Frederick, Catherine Quintieri (Anthony), and cherished grandchildren Merritt and Walker Rich; Anderson, Cole and Rich Blalock; Luke, Jack and Blake Kuykendall; Caitlan, Emma and Bryson Frederick; and Paul and Caroline Quintieri. A memorial service will be held at Interlachen Country Club later this Fall. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to please consider making a donation to the Orlando Health Foundation and it will be directed towards cancer research in Lindy’s memory.

  • FAMILY

  • James R. "Bobby" Kuykendall, Spouse
  • Ryan Rich (Nicole), Son
  • Robin Blalock (Wade), Daughter
  • Lee Kuykendall (Lisa), Son
  • Caroline Frederick, Daughter
  • Catherine Quintieri (Anthony), Daughter
  • C. Geoffrey Vining, Brother (deceased)
  • Phillip & Sara Vining, Parents (deceased)
  • Grandchildren: Merrit and Walker Rich, Anderson, Cole, and Rich Blalock, Luke, Jack, and Blake Kuykendall, Caitlan, Emma, and Bryson Frederick, and Paul and Carolin Quintieri

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Lori Parrish

August 14, 2020

I vividly remember when I first met Lindy Kuykendall. She was sitting at the bar at Dexter's in Winter Park and we just started talking. I was taken aback with her wit, sense of style and compassion and I continued to be her fan, and friend for years to come. I found out that I had cancer within weeks of Lindy being diagnosed, as well. She and I went through our first chemotherapy treatments together. It was comforting, in a sort of sad way, to have a soul sister. Someone to talk to and email about the effects the chemo was having on our bodies. Her friendship throughout this part of a very difficult time in our lives made a huge difference in mine. I looked forward to her emails, or seeing her and talking. I feel enormously blessed to have known such a beautiful and caring lady. She always wanted to know how I was doing but kept the attention off of herself. I wish I could hug her again and tell her just how much her friendship means to me. I miss you Lindy. Lori

Kim Mitchell

August 7, 2020

Lindy was that person who made you feel as if you had known her forever. Sweet, kind and beautiful in so many ways. Robin, I am so sorry! May you and your entire family find peace

Linda Cegelis

August 7, 2020

I wish to share my condolences to Bobby and Lindys children and family. Lindy was such a gracious and lovely friend. I admired Lindy, her devotion to her family, her warmth. I wish you peace and joy in remembering her life.
Sincerely, Linda Cegelis

Nickie Whittaker

August 6, 2020

Lindy was such a beautiful woman inside and out. Love emanated from her and she always made me feel special whenever I was around her. We are thinking of you Bobby and send our love to you and your sweet family. Big hugs........love, Nickie & Lindsay

Jeff Spray

August 6, 2020

Bobby Kuykendall and family, all of us are saddened to learn about Lindy. She showed so much courage and grace during her health challenges.
I feel fortunate to have developed a friendship with her these last few years and can imagine the depth of those feelings for all who knew her longer than I did.
May all of your family be blessed by comfort from your faith and friends.
Lindy will be missed by all of us.
Jeff Spray
Charlotte, NC

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