Cindy Leigh Price



Memorial Contributions:

The American Heart Association

P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284


The BISSELL Pet Foundation

2345 Walker Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Cindy Leigh Price, age 72, formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Cindy was a graduate of Ottawa Hills High School. She attended Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, later attending the University of Michigan, where she obtained a Masters in Social Work. She moved to Alma, Michigan in 1994, where she worked as a social worker and therapist at Gratiot County Community Mental Health. In the last 2 years, she continued her clinal work at Community Counseling Associates in Mt. Pleasant, where she was a clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Cindy had a heart for children and families, and her work had a great impact on the lives of countless families in mid-Michigan throughout her career. Cindy had a big heart. She was passionate in her desire to help children and families. She was also passionate about her care for the environment and the welfare of animals.

She will be greatly missed by many friends and family. She is survived by her sister, Peggy Price; brothers: Gregory Price, Kerry Price; sister-in-law, Christine Price; niece, Hayley Price; and nephew, Tyler Price. She was preceded in death by her mother, Boneta Price, and father, Duane Price.

Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, followed by a Service of Remembrance, officiated by Rev. Harvey Hertz, at 1:00 p.m., also at the funeral home. Private family burial will take place at Graceland Memorial Park & Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284, or the BISSELL Pet Foundation, 2345 Walker Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.

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13 Responses

  1. I will always admire her fearlessness, adore our friendship, and cherish our memories. The world is a little less bright without her sparkle. She left a lasting impression on all those who knew and loved her. My family and I will always love and miss her. Rest in peace sweet Cindy.

  2. Cindy passionate and dedicated things that mattered. Cindy made a huge difference in so many lives and I am so glad that I had gotten to know her. Rest in peace. Prayers for all who loved and cared about her.

    Shelly Lawrence

  3. Cindy had great love for animals. She loved and provided great care for them. Cindy will be greatly missed by her friends I. Gratiot County!

  4. Cindy and I were yoga friends- attended weekly, enjoying visiting before and after class. She helped my son through some pretty difficult childhood trauma, and testified on his behalf in court- for that I and my family will forever be grateful ❤️I am shocked and saddened, and she will be forever missed each Saturday when I notice the empty spot next to me in yoga❤️namaste, cindy.

  5. Cindy was an amazing person. She poured into my life as a social worker, countless other colleagues, and many children and families. I will miss my conversations with her dearly. I will be forever grateful for her. How lucky am I to have counted her as a friend, a colleague, and a mentor.

  6. Cindy was a person of great personal convictions. She was known for her compassion for her work and greatly respected for her gifts for helping children. She would stand up for what she believed in and was well respected for it. She was not influenced by things she did not trust. She was quick to give and do what was right. I know the world is better because she was here. She will be missed dearly. I know the good that she brought to this world will continue to echo though time.

  7. Thank You Cindy for always making everyone feel loved when in your presence. You were one of the most selfless, caring people I have ever met. Cindy made a huge difference in not only her clients lives, but her co workers lives as well. Thank you for always being a listening ear and providing such love and compassion. I will forever be grateful we were able to reconnect before your passing. Rest in Peace Cindy. Much Love always, Allison.

  8. Thank you for touching my life in so many ways through sisterhood! You are loved, missed, and irreplaceable! I imagine you among the stars, in heaven, surrounded by so much love.💞

  9. Cindy Lou, I am grateful for our time together. It was full of love, love of Northern Michigan, love of Thor, love of French Fries, love of the Big Ten rivalry, love of shopping, love of yoga, love of people, love of our sisterhood . In our time together you brought love. Know that I continue to remember you when I visit Traverse City, Pet my dog, east fancy fries, watch my Buckeyes win, wear my favorite dress, practice on my mat, meet a friend for lunch, or protest for human rights. Thank you Cindy for being love in my life at just the right moment!

  10. Friend since the middle 70’s and a social worker nature after my own heart. She will be sadly missed by many.

  11. Cindy was a wonderful neighbor! I am so sorry for your sudden loss. She will be missed by many in the Alma community.

  12. Oh Cindy. How my heart hurts to know of your passing. I learned my love of Kate Spade, the perfect shade of pink polish, stacked bracelets, and ice cream with sprinkles from you. 💕 although a house divided friendship (Go Blue and Go Green!) a blissful one it was. Adorned with sparkles and glitter & gossip! I will think of you always Princess Blue. 💙

  13. I met Cindy 30 years ago when she walked into the salon. I knew immediately we would be great friends. I understood the value of amazing hair, purses and U of M. Which seemed hard to find in “Alma town”! Those 30 years of seeing her for several hours every 3 weeks made for lots of great memories! Plus Yoga sessions and her showing me around her favorite deli and stores at U of M. She will truly be missed as she was one of my favorites❤️ so honored to he a part of her world! And as the parting so many times went GO BLUE 💛💛💙💙💛💛 will be at Zingermans Monday having a sandwich and her favorite pickles in her honor ❤️❤️

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