Cynthia Anne Vanderford

Cynthia Anne Vanderford, 72, of Amarillo, went home to be with Jesus on August 25, 2023. She was fiercely loving and encouraging, always cheering on those around her.

She was born in Morton, Texas May 31, 1951, to James and Ruby Vanderford. She graduated from Amarillo College and went on to specialize in respiratory therapy and coronary care at the University of Chicago, laying the path for her 43-year-long career taking care of others as a nurse. She treasured her time as a nurse and wore her career as a badge of honor, taking great care even after retirement to ensure that the people around her were tended to.

She was preceded in death by her parents James Vanderford and Ruby Vanderford, as well as her brother, Robert Vanderford.

She is survived by her sister D’Adiere McAlister and husband Max; her brother Jon Vanderford and his wife Janelle; her brother Jeff Vanderford and his wife, Janell, as well as 9 nieces and nephews and 2 great-nieces.

She loved her siblings and nieces and nephews with a love only trumped by her love for her Savior, Jesus. She was a tremendous prayer warrior, caring much and often for the burdens of her family. She will be greatly missed.


  1. Kim Moore

    My condolences to the family.

  2. Dorothy Graves

    She was one of the best nurses I have ever worked with. She was a great friend too.

  3. Carolyn Wright Franklin

    My sweet cousin, rest in peace with Jesus by your side. Prayers for the family. Thank God we will meet again.

  4. Neil Allen

    I am so sorry to hear this. I first knew her from elementary school and worked with her as a health care colleague and I always thought of her as a friend. My thoughts go to her family in this most difficult of times.

  5. Shirley Collins

    So sorry to see this. I worked with Cynthia at NWTH. Prayers for family and friends.

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