Cynthia Lawner, 88, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Roswell, New Mexico. She spent the last year in Roswell, making new friends, reading books from the Roswell Public Library, and especially enjoying time spent at Senior Circle playing mah jong. She moved to Roswell from the Orlando, Florida area, where she and her husband, Maurice, who predeceased her, moved for their retirement in 1984.
She was born Cynthia Ritter in the Bronx, New York, in 1929, graduated from Morris High School, and married Maurice Lawner in 1949. She lovingly raised her two daughters and worked as a bookkeeper in Queens, New York.
Cynthia is survived by her two daughters, Leslie Lawner and her husband Robert Carroll, and their two children Matthew and Casey (and her husband Chris Smith), and Debra Rich and her husband Randall, and their two sons Adam and Cory. She dearly loved her grandchildren and treasured her time with them.
The family is indebted to the members of First Presbyterian Church of Roswell for their many kindnesses to Cynthia, and to Margo Fullinwider for her loving care in Cynthia's time in New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Humane Society of the United States or the Alzheimer's Association.
No services will be held at this time.