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Cynthia Willis

January 9, 2019

Cynthia Willis, 51, of La Grande, Oregon died at her home with her children at her side on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Cynthia Lynn Burdan Willis, was born on January 11, 1967 in French Camp, California to Walter and Chrystal (Squires) Burdan. She was raised in California. Cynthia attended Marysville Middle School in Marysville, California. She worked for the school districts of Chesnee Middle School and Washington Elementary which are located in South Carolina for 10 years.

Cynthia was a "gypsy," she landed wherever her soul took her. She loved the color purple and enjoyed being able to help people whenever she could. Cynthia would go hungry if it meant that another had something to eat. She loved her children beyond measure. One thing that Cynthia was most proud of, besides her children, was that she was able to work, save, and purchase her own home.

She is survived by her daughters Danielle and her husband Ryan Garroutte of Anchorage, Alaska; Denise Endicott of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Ashley and husband John “Oppie” Pye of Spartanburg, South Carolina; sons Damion Allen and his wife Kasie Hovanski of La Grande, Oregon, Arnie Junior of Spartanburg, South Carolina; grandchildren Kyleah (12) Devon (10) Whyatt (8) Abigail (8) Jesslyan (7) Emmett (4) Mikko (4) Jashlie (3)Daniel (18 months) and many extended family and friends who fell in love with Momma's tenacious, lovingly stubborn, free spirit.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Cynthia may do so to help defray service expenses through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. On line condolences may be shared at

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