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Cindy Lee (Schoneboom) Gulledge

March 4, 1961 May 22, 2019
Cindy Lee (Schoneboom) Gulledge
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Obituary for Cindy Lee (Schoneboom) Gulledge

Obituary – Cindy Lee (Schoneboom) Gulledge
March 4, 1961 – May 22, 2019

Cindy Lee (Schoneboom) Gulledge was born March 4, 1961 in Salem, Oregon to Charles and Janet (Lyon) Schoneboom. As a child she lived in Dayton, Oregon and attended Dayton Grade School. As a teen she lived in Portland, Oregon where she graduated from, John Adams High School. Right after graduation she met her best friend Brinda. They developed a friendship like no other that last Cindy’s whole life.

In 1983 Cindy married Kerry Gulledge and shortly followed the birth of her only child Melissa Sue. From that moment forward she devoted her life to her daughter. As a single mother she wasn’t just a mother she was also a father to her daughter. Teaching her how to throw a ball, swing a bat and how to fish and camp. Fishing, camping were hobbies she loved.

During her thirty’s Cindy developed two loves. The first was love for being a locomotive engineer for Union Pacific Railroad. She loved being and engineer, where she worked for 20+ years. She built lifelong friendships with many Railroaders. Her second love and passion was genealogy. She simply just wanted to learn about her own family history, and while doing that she developed this passion for genealogy in general, but especially the history of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Being a Grandma was her greatest joy. She loved her grandchildren with her whole heart they were the reason she got up everyday. Family was important to Cindy. She touched many lives. Cindy was always straight forward and didn’t beat around the bush.

She was predeceased by her father, Charles Schoneboom, mother Janet Phillips, sister Carol Ravia, nephew John Gentry III and her best friend Brinda McClain Barber. She was survived by her daughter Melissa Gulledge, Grandchildren Kashena Lee Gullege and Kevin Gulledge, Sister Mary Wilson, brother John Gentry Jr. and James (Mike ) Gentry, and the favorite auntie to many nieces and nephews,.

Funeral services will be held at the tribal gym in Grand Ronde on June 1st at 11:00 am, followed by interment at Grand Ronde Cemetery and lunch at Tribal Community Center.


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