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Cinda L. Mize

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Cinda L. Mize died at Friends Care Center on Tuesday, Oct. 7. She was 70.

Cinda was born in Bogulusa, La., on Nov. 18, 1938, to Genevieve King Mize and Louis Aaron Mize.

Growing up as a Navy brat, her childhood was spent on naval bases on the U.S. coasts. She taught high school in her hometown of Bogalusa after college, and then moved to Omaha where she was a dean at the College of St. Mary. Cinda held several administrative positions at the University of Iowa before moving to Yellow Springs in 1989.

Cinda retired from Sinclair Community College in 2003, where she was project manager at the National Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing Education. She held a masters in counseling and Ph.D. in higher education administration, both from the University of Southern Mississippi. She served in the Woman’s Army Corps from 1961 to 1963 and was retired as 1st Lieutenant.

During her years in Yellow Springs, Cinda was active in Women, Inc. and the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder. Cinda also served on the board of the Yellow Springs Library Association. In retirement, she was a dedicated volunteer at the U.S. Air Force Museum. Her greatest joys in life were her work, home, friends, and reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, James L. Mize.

She is survived by her uncle and aunt, A.W. and Virginia King of Haughton, La., as well as her niece, Tara Moore of Ocean Grove, Miss. Cinda is also survived by her friend and housemate, Fran LaSalle.

Interment will be at Ponoma Cemetery in Bogulusa, Miss. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs.


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