Cynthia Cobb Lundquist went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Cynthia was born on November 30th, 1947 to Virginia Helie Cobb and Ralph Waldo Cobb, Jr. in Dallas, Texas. After moving with her family to Minneapolis, Pensacola and New Orleans with the Navy, Cynthia moved to Corpus Christi in 1954. She graduated from Ray High School ('65). She attended the University of Texas where she pledged Delta Delta Delta and graduated in May, 1969. She moved to Houston where she taught math at Spring Branch ISD. In 1971, Cynthia married Wayne Arden Lundquist, Jr., an officer in the Navy. After living in San Diego, California for a year, they returned to Corpus Christi where Wayne joined Cynthia's father in what became Cobb-Lundquist Realtors and is now Cobb, Lundquist and Atnip Realtors. She taught school at Haas Junior High. They had two sons, William Wayne and Benjamin Wayne. Cynthia and Wayne recently celebrated forty-six wonderful years of marriage.
Cynthia, known as Nanny to her grandchildren, loved the Lord, her family, and her friends. Cynthia is survived by her husband Wayne Lundquist, Jr., and her sons William Wayne Lundquist (Courtney) and Benjamin Wayne Lundquist (Amanda). She is also survived by her grandchildren Stella Madison (4), Emerson Arden (3), and Claire Elizabeth (9 months), and her sister Marcia Cobb Mell, (Walter).
Nanny adored her three grandchildren and spent as much time as possible with them. Cynthia is also survived by eleven nieces and nephews, including John William and Mark Benjamin Venzon; Amanda Shea (Neal); Jeffrey Martin, John Arden, and Arden Marie Perabo; Stephen Lawrence, Caroline Arden, Jaret Cooper, Hunter Brooks, and Megan Cabell Lundquist.
Music was Cynthia's favorite form of worship. She sang in the Good Shepherd choir for years.
Cynthia was a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, Women of the Church (past president), and Jeanette Hammer Guild. She volunteered weekly at the Good Shepherd Corner. She was also a member of the Driftwood Garden Club (past president), Junior League of Corpus Christi (entertainment co-chairman for the first BayFest in 1976), Athenian Study Club, Antiques and Flowers Garden Club, Belletristic Book Club, Girls Cotillion (past president), Delta Delta Delta Alumnae, and the Country Club USTA tennis team. Through the years, Cynthia really enjoyed her annual Amigas reunions in Fredericksburg with her special girlfriends from high school. She loved bridge and played in several groups including the Wednesday afternoon group. Carmel, California was her favorite travel destination as they spent the month of June for the past seven years vacationing with their family.
Cynthia loved rescuing animals and leaves with Wayne her three loveable cats.
The family would like to thank the staff at M.D. Anderson, Dr. Salloum, Christus Spohn Hospice, and her caregivers, Yolanda's daughters and granddaughter, for their care. They would also like to thank all Cynthia's many friends who prayed, brought food, sent cards, and came to visit her over the past sixteen months.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on 700 S. Upper Broadway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd.