NLJ Staff


Dec. 22, 1959–Jan. 19, 2021

Cindy Patricia Hoffmann was born Dec. 22, 1959, the oldest child of Marlyn and Patricia (Heppner) Hoffmann, in Rapid City, S.D. She passed away on Jan. 19, 2021, from pneumonia/COVID-19 complications in Humble, Texas.

Cindy’s early years were spent in the Faith and Sturgis, S.D., area. In 1967 the family moved to Gillette, Wyo., working for Dick Mader. Cindy had great memories of teachers and friends while attending the rural Rawhide Country School. While at the Mader Ranch, Cindy was very grateful for the opportunity to attend Wildwood Christian Retreat Summer Bible Camps. It was here that she heard the Gospel Story and accepted Jesus into her heart. Cindy’s faith was strong — it got her thru many difficult occasions in her life. It wasn’t just a religion to her, it was a relationship with her Savior Jesus.

The family moved to Ashland, Mont., in 1974 and Cindy attended Broadus High School her freshman year. Summer of 1975 saw a move to Upton, Wyo. Cindy graduated from Upton High School in 1978, then attended Casper College, graduating in 1980. She started working for Marathon Oil in Casper, Wyo., in 1981. Soon the “Big City Lights” of Casper were not bright enough and she transferred with Marathon Oil Company to Houston, Texas, in 1985. She loaded her little car to the brim, rented a U-Haul trailer and headed south, where her home has been for 35 years. Cindy was looking forward to her 40th year celebration party working for Marathon Oil, in February 2021.

Cindy married Al Ramirez in 1987. They have two sons, Nathan and Keith. Cindy dearly loved her annual vacations up to the north country to see family and friends every year. Oh how she loved reunions — whether it was family, school, or friend reunion. Most of the time Cindy was the one initiating, making all the contacts, organizing, ordering any supplies and seeing them through to fruition — from over 1500 miles away! She also enjoyed the cruises she went on and the (occasional) trips to the Louisiana casinos with her Texas family, Gloria, Tracy
and Debbie.

Cindy’s biggest highlight of her life was when grandson Gabriel was born in 2010! He was such an important part of her life, and anyone who visited with her soon found out all about him! She truly loved her role as Oma!

Preceding her in death is her mother-in-law, Frances Ramirez in 2009, whom she loved very much; maternal grandparents, EC (Hepp) and Emma (Peg) Mackey Heppner; paternal grandparents, John (Pa)
and Gertrude (Mom) Moelter Hoffmann; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

From the Houston/Humble area, Cindy leaves behind sons Nathan Ramirez and Keith Ramirez; grandson, Gabe Ramirez; father-in-law, Matt Ramirez; sister-in law, Gloria (Fred) Palomarez; niece, Tracy (Henning) Schmidt; nephew, JR (Meghan) Palomarez; great-nephews, Brody and Logan; sister-in-law, Debbie (Steve) Hoffart; and nephew, Stevie. From Lusk, she is survived by her parents, Marlyn and Patricia Hoffmann; brother, Arlyn Hoffmann; sister, Lorrie (Jake) Reed; niece, Jamie (Brian) McElhaney, and Braedon and Jaelon. From Newcastle, she leaves a niece, Staci (Zane) Marty; great-niece, BlazeLee; and great-nephew, Tyan; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends from all across the USA.

Celebration of Life Services for Cindy will be held sometime during the summer/fall of 2021.

It is not goodbye — it is just, until we meet again!


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