Cynthia Lou Dusenberry (Baxendale), 53, of Powell, passed away suddenly on March 16, 2021.
Cindy was born in Lovell on May 25, 1967, to Shirley Jean Snuffer and William Eugene Baxendale, of Lovell. She was the eldest of three children.
Cindy grew up in Lovell, attended the Lovell schools and graduated from Lovell High School in May 1985. She moved to Billings, Montana, in fall 1985, to attend cosmetology school. She graduated from cosmetology school in spring 1987 and moved back to Powell to pursue a career as a cosmetologist. She worked at various salons in the Powell area throughout her 30-year career, and also owned and operated her own salon, called Divinity.
So many people knew Cindy from her career, and she always made everyone laugh and smile. Everywhere she went, even in the desolate areas of the mountains, she found someone she knew, and always had to stop and say hello!
When she retired from doing hair, she worked at Modern Hearing Solutions of Wyoming, in Powell. Cindy suffered a stroke on Jan. 30, 2021, and was in the hospital recovering when she passed away. Her family and friends were so proud of the progress she made. She was so determined to get better and had such a positive outlook.
In September 1995, she married Michael Roy Dusenberry, of Powell. Together they had one daughter, Demi Michelle Dusenberry, born on Oct. 22, 1998. Michael and Cindy divorced in 2016, and Michael passed away in September 2020. Cindy was the stepmother of Michael’s two children, Amanda Conner and Travis Dusenberry, and the honorary mother of Demi’s best friend, Brooke Tucker.
She was so proud of her daughter’s academic achievements and her artistic talent. She would often share her daughter’s latest artwork with friends and family. She collected her artwork and made stickers of it for her journal. There were always drawings of Demi’s hung up all over the house. Demi currently studies graphic design at the University of Wyoming and will be graduating in May 2021.
Cindy enjoyed being in the outdoors and camping with her family. She loved to work in her garden and took great pride in her flower beds that were full of beautiful flowers from her mother’s and grandmother’s flower gardens. Cindy loved cooking, reading, journaling, decorating DIY-ing, organizing, shopping and making trips to Billings to see all her aunts, uncles and cousins. She often visited her daughter Demi and her friend Brooke in Laramie for girls’ weekend. She also loved her pet cockatiel, Pipsqueak (Pip), and beagle Bella. Cindy enjoyed watching true-crime documentaries on Netflix and Amazon Prime and spent a lot of time in her home just relaxing and decorating. She loved chalk paint and was always finding new inspiration for overhauling old furniture pieces. Cindy was a creative spirit, just like her daughter.
She was preceded in death by her mother Shirley Emmett, son-in-law Seth Conner and former husband Michael Dusenberry.
She is survived by her daughter Demi Michelle Dusenberry, of Laramie; stepdaughter Amanda Conner, of Powell; stepson Master Gunnery Sergeant Travis (Leigh) Dusenberry, of Norfolk, Virginia; her father William (Kathy) Baxendale, of Lovell; brother Bill (Jodie) Baxendale, of Belle Fourche, South Dakota; sister Kirra (Tim) Anderson, of Lovell; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of Cindy’s life will be held in May 2021. Updates on services and arrangements will be posted to Facebook and shared by friends and family to the community.