Cindi Thomas-Hernandez, 52, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at her home in Capistrano Beach. Cindi was the youngest of four children. She spent her early years growing up in Acton, California, in elementary school the family moved to Santa Clarita; she graduated from Saugus High School. If there is one word that captures the essence of Cindi it is “passion,” a trait that is easily confused with stubbornness. Cindi was passionate about running on the Saugus High School cross-country and track teams.
She was passionate about her career where she excelled as a leader, mentor, and intricate member of building a successful company. However, she was most passionate about the three children she and Andy Hernandez produced. It was this passion that led Cindi to leave the corporate world and devote her energy to making a home and life for her family. She was an active and supportive part of her children’s lives engaging in activities from reading in the classroom to painting amazing backdrops for school dances. As her children entered high school with her oldest son Daniel graduating this year, Cindi rekindled her creative interest in art and was establishing herself as artist with a feminist point of view. Cindi had recently been accepted to several exhibits and shows and was developing a loyal following. As Cindi pursued her passion in art she also enrolled in college majoring in Art History at Foothill College and was preparing to finish her degree at Arizona State University. Cindi also followed her passion for travel; she visited Barcelona, Spain in October 2015, where she was captivated by famous works of art by Pablo Picasso and Antoni GaudÃ as well as several other works of art. Cindi will be greatly missed by her children Daniel 18, Isabelle 17, and Ryan 15, her loving mother Darlene (Baltes) House, brothers Rick and Glenn Thomas, her sister Laura Mayo, former spouse and father of her children Andy Hernandez, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends.
A Celebration of her Life and Art is schedule for Saturday 18, 2016 with an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the family home in Capistrano Beach. In lieu of flowers a “Hernandez Scholarship Fund” is being established at Wells Fargo.
Love wants to rise, not to be held down by anything base… He who loves flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back. Derive happiness from yourself, from a good day’s work, from the clearing that it makes in the fog that surrounds us. (Henri Matisse)