Cynthia Elhard, 61, Gackle, ND died Tuesday August 4, 2015 due to a motor vehicle accident near Valley City, ND.
Cindy Jo Pike was born April 2, 1954 at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, GA, the daughter of Allen Pike Sr. and Josy (Prechtl) Pike. Having a father in the Air Force, as a child, they moved around frequently. She has lived in Georgia, France, Germany, Virginia, Alaska and Indiana. In 1967, at age 13, they moved to Phoenix, Arizona. She lived in AZ until 1994 when she moved to North Dakota. This is where she met her love, Dale Elhard. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandma, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend, always putting others before herself. She had the most loving, generous heart and touched many lives with her presence. Her family and friends will always be thankful for the gift that was her life. Cindy especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, canning, boating and camping at the lake, singing and dancing. She was beautiful, inside and out. Cindy will forever be in our hearts and thoughts.
She is survived by Dale Elhard, her loving husband of 16 years; her mother, Josy Pike; father and stepmother Allen Pike Sr. and Gabrielle Pike; mother-in-law, Helen Elhard; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Nicole Pike; son and daughter-in-law, Marcus and Stacia Martin; son, Derek Martin; daughter, Tiffany Pike; 4 grandchildren, Christopher Pike, Sadie Martin, Trevor Hileman and Jamie Witt; brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen and Gayle Pike and Ron and Julie Pike, sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Rory Smith; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dallas and Kathy Elhard; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Service - 11:00 AM Tuesday August 11, 2015 in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, ND with Rev. Rick Steele, pastor officiating
Interment - Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle, ND
Prayer Service: 7:00 PM Monday @ the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 117 Spruce St, Gackle, ND