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Cynthia McCain

July 12, 1953 — April 19, 2019


Cynthia "Cindy" C. Stern McCain, 65 resided in Buhl, Idaho. She went home to the Lord April 19, 2019 due to complications of her Multiple Sclerosis. She was born July 12, 1953 in Billings, Montana to Herbert Stern and Alma Schock Stern. She was the youngest of four children.

She graduated from Belfry High School, and then put herself through beauty school. November 29, 1976 her son, Shane was born. He was her pride and joy. She loved being a mother. In 1986 she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This was hard for her, but she did not let it get in her way of living her life. She always saw the best in people and often offered help and encouragement to those who she saw in need of it. Her door was always open, and everyone always felt welcome.

September 12, 2005 she married John "TJ" Parker after many years of courtship. She loved being a wife. She loved caring for, and tending to his needs and the needs of others. She was a caregiver in a broken body. Now, she is in the hands of the Lord free from the restraints, pain and the frustration she had in her life here on earth.

She is survived by her son, Shane Stern (Heather Braten) of Buhl, Idaho; brother, Cameron Stern (Dolores) of Alamogordo, New Mexico; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren with one more on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Alma Stern; and two brothers, Curtis Stern and Cordell Stern.

A Celebration of Cindy's Life will be held 11 am, Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Billings, Montana with a potluck luncheon to follow. Graveside services will conclude at 1 pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Donations for services can be made to the family or a donation to the local animal shelter, to multiple sclerosis research or a women's cancer fund in Cindy's name.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Cindy's memorial webpage at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, May 10, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

40 10th St W, Billings, MT 59102

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