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Obituary: Cynthia Gail Tedford Wall

Nov. 9, 1947 - March 27, 2013

Cynthia Gail Tedford Wall went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. She was born in Reno, Nevada on November 9, 1947 to Jack and Elizabeth (Kolhoss) Tedford. Cindy was raised in Fallon and attended local schools graduating from Churchill County High School in 1965. She then attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California for two years before completing her education at the University of Nevada, Reno where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She graduated from the University of Nevada where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science.

After graduation, Cindy moved to Reedsport, Oregon where she met her husband of 40 years, Lynn Wall. After their marriage in 1972, they moved to Gresham, Oregon where she continued to teach business courses at Gresham High School. Following Lynn’s graduation from the University of Oregon, they moved to Reno where Cindy completed her thirty-three year teaching career with the Washoe County School District. She taught at Sparks High until Galena High was opened and completed her teaching there. She established and oversaw the student store at both high schools. As a business teacher, Cindy became extremely active in the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) program. She was instrumental in introducing the FBLA program into many Washoe County high schools as well as encouraging schools in other counties to establish FBLA programs. Cindy was awarded an Honorary Life Membership of Nevada FBLA-PBL in recognition of timeless leadership, sacrifice and commitment. After completing her teaching career with Washoe County in 2004, Cindy went to work for Truckee Meadows Community College as the Tech Prep Coordinator. She also enjoyed being a 40 year member of the Junior League of Reno.

Cindy’s greatest joy and love was her family. She was so proud of the women that her two daughters have become. Her pride and joy were her three grandsons. She loved having them around every moment watching them play outside, reading, going for walks, playing at the park, and giving hugs and kisses. She used her love of scrapbooking to preserve and record these and many more special memories.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Lynn Wall; daughter, Natalie Wall; daughter, Amanda Wall, and three grandchildren, Aidan, Gage and Landon Meecham; brother, Jack Tedford III (Nancy); sister, Pam Wickizer (Sam); Uncle Harvey Kolhoss: nieces, Amy Lawry (Gary), Jennifer Vasquez (Barry); nephews, Jack Tedford (Mary) and Jim Tedford (Taryn); and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her stepmother, Betty Beach Tedford; stepsisters, Cheri Rystrom (Gary), and Kathy Begbie (Howard): stepbrother, Rick Beach (Brenda). Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Elizabeth Tedford; grandparents, John and May Tedford and Harvey and Nannie Kolhoss; and nephew, Samuel Wickizer.

Services will be held at Grace Community Church on Robb Drive on Thursday, April 4, at 1 p.m.

Walton’ s funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 2, 2013 05:42PM Published Apr 2, 2013 05:42PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.