Cindy L. Gates

Feb. 10, 1957 - Nov. 13, 2019

Cindy L. Gates, 62, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Joan (Matthews) Thompson and the late George Thompson. She married Robert E. Gates and he preceded her death on Feb. 8, 2019.

Surviving are her two loving daughters: Heather (Laramy) Cramer of Coalport and Jessica Gates of Altoona; a granddaughter, Anna Cramer; a sister, Andrea (Joe) Reffner; two brothers: Bob (Dona) Thompson and Darin Thompson; her mother; three nieces: Stephanie, Nicole and Jennifer; a nephew, Michael; two great-nephews, Tanner and Ethan; and her dog, Bella.

Cindy received a nursing degree from the Altoona Vocational Technical School and worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Altoona Hospital.

She was a member of Wehnwood United Methodist Church.

Cindy enjoyed reading, making paper dolls and spending time with her granddaughter.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. memorial service Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Wehnwood United Methodist Church, 2511 Juniata Gap Road, Altoona, Pastor Evelyn Madison officiating. Interment will be at Canoe Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are by Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona.