Cynthia “Cindy” Mendoza Stenglein, 67, of Magnolia, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, after a courageous battle with cancer.

A memorial service and celebration of Cindy’s life will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at Claybar Funeral Home, in Orange, with visitation from 1:00 p.m. To 2:00 p.m. and the service immediately following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bridge City.

Born and raised in Orange, Cindy was the only child of Olie and “Bobbie” Mendoza, both who predeceased her. She graduated from Stark High School and attended Sam Houston State University.

Cindy spent her adult life in the Houston area and is survived by her husband of 20 years, Joseph Stenglein; aunt, Maryjo Wrona of Florida; uncle Joe Delaney of Texas City and numerous cousins, friends and other relatives.

Cindy has worked in for over 30 years for GMG Services of Houston, which is co-owned by her husband. A special mention is due to Frank Moscariello, partner, the GMG employees and wonderful customers.

Cindy was a warm and special person and was known for her caring spirit and manner in which she would go “above and beyond” to make guests feel welcomed.  Her vivacious spirit and friendly nature was evident to customers, some of which were limited to strictly telephone communication through the years.

 Special thanks are due Dr. Eric Kleinbaum, Amy Martinez, RN and staff of Millineum Physicians of The Woodlands, and the caring staff of Bristol Hospice.

Friends and family of special mention are cousins, Terri Hensarling and family of Texas City; close friends, Merry Jane Eversole and Bob and Debbie Suttles and family of Houston; sister-in-law, Millie Heine of Georgetown and family members Rodney and Eunice Barrett of Orange.

Pallbearers are Jeff Fruge’, Mike Linscomb, Frank Moscariello, Bob Suttles, Jeff Oberholtzer and Brian Ussery. Honorary pallbearer is Rodney Barrett.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.