Cindy Kaleilehua Piltz

October 17, 1970 ~ September 23, 2020


Oct. 2, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah
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    Oct. 2, 2020
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    2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Cindy Kaleilehua Piltz, loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend; passed away at the age of 49 in Orem, Utah. Our beautiful daughter was born on October 17, 1970 in Salt Lake City. She had many health issues and failed to thrive for several months. As her parents, we were told that she probably wouldn’t live to be a year old. But Cindy began to improve over the next year and proved the doctors wrong.

    Cindy had a way of touching people’s lives and making them feel like they were the most important people in her life. She was a ray of sunshine and brought so much joy and happiness to everyone she knew. People became fast friends as soon as they met her.

    Cindy’s health improved over the next few years but then began to decline. She was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure around 1984 and was put on oxygen permanently. She lived in a group home in American Fork and Orem, Utah beginning in 1994. Her favorite things to do were to spend time with her family, go out to eat, and going to the movies. She also loved to do puzzles for hours. Cindy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and liked to attend church. She had a sincere love for the gospel.

    Cindy will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her, but especially her family. Cindy is survived by her mother Nancy Wanner, brother Christopher (ReNae) Piltz, nieces Hannah Christine Kaleilehua Piltz and MaKenna Mai Victoria Piltz; nephew Alexander Piltz, and half-sister Tamera Richardson. Cindy is preceded in death by her father Harry Christopher Kalehua Piltz.

    A graveside service will be held in her honor on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12 P.M. at Larkin Sunset Lawn (2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah). A viewing will be held prior to services beginning at 11 A.M. in the same location. Interment at Larkin Sunset Lawn. Any contributions towards Cindy’s burial would be greatly appreciated.


    I am so sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. I worked with Cindy many years ago and have never forgotten her beautiful soul and smile! So much love to her family and prayers of comfort to accompany you. May you find solace in happy memories. Sincerely with love, Lara

    - Lara Bone
    My family and I want to tell you how much we loved Cindy. She was truly an angel and such a joy to be around. Nancy you were the best mother to her and loved her so much and she loved you ! You two were two peas in a pod, always laughing, spreading happiness, caring for others and everyone’s life is better from knowing both of you. I’m sorry I can’t attend because of COVID but you are in my thoughts and prayers every day. Love you so much Nancy!

    - Venice
    Cindy will be missed. My daughter Brittany lived in the group home with Cindy. Cindy always had a smile on her face and a happy greeting! Brittany called me yesterday and said how much she missed her good friend! Brittany loved pushing Cindy in her wheelchair. We are so sorry for your loss, she was a sweetheart!!

    - Debra Aland
    I am so sad to hear of Cindy's passing. What a joy she was to be around. I will always remember her smile and her loving heart. I always enjoyed it when she would come and visit and my kids both loved her. Sometimes the people that have the most challenges in life, bestow the biggest blessings in the lives of others, and that was the case with Cindy. Her happy heart will never be forgotten. I feel so blessed to have known her. Sending hugs and prayers to her family at this difficult time.

    - Tammy Hart (Wanner)
    I worked with Cindy at ATEC several years ago. Cindy has a special place in my heart, and taught me so many lessons. She was a very bright light in every room. I will miss her and will cherish the moments that I spent with her.

    - Cassie Flint
    I am so sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. I work at ATEC. I was fortunate to get to know her when she was there. She truly was a light to all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family at this difficult time.

    - Sheri Turner
    Sending our sincere sadness of Cindy's passing. Alitha will truly miss her. So glad to be a part of her journey here and know that she is starting a wonderful journey now. Sending our love, Denny, Glenna and Alitha

    - Glenna Smith
    Cindy was undoubtedly the friendliest person I've ever met. She loved everyone and was excited to meet new people. Also, she was determined not to let her numerous health problems slow her down, dragging that oxygen tank around everywhere she went. I will certainly miss her.

    - Jeffrey LeSueur
    So sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. It was always special when she visited at school with you. May God bless and comfort you all. I am so sad I won't be able to attend viewing or graveside service due to the my doctors advice on avoiding contact COVID-19 virus with my health issues.

    Cindy was a amazing person. I enjoyed having her as one of my individuals i cared for 12 + years. No mater what she would always put a smile on your face, i could go into work having a crappy day and as soon as i walked in the door cindy would greet me with the hugest hug and tell me how much she loved me she sure knew how to make everyones day. We are sure gonna miss her at the group home going to work walking through the door will just never be the same but i know cin is now at peace she is a true angel. I love you cindy soo much thank you for being a best friend for so many years i will miss you soo much you'll always hold a special place in my heart ❤❤❤❤

    - Nichole