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Cindy Ann Tumeh

Born: 3/31/1961, Monument Valley, Utah
Death: 10/9/2020, Moab, Utah
Service: 10/17/2020, 11:00 am Blanding City Cemetery
Interment: Blanding City Cemetery

Imagine if you will, a spirit now unfettered by the temporal world; newly freed to explore the cosmos, to float upon and within the ether that was, is and will be. To have recently witnessed perfection along with truth in all things. In this world our dear Cindy was an explorer; an individual who tested the bounds of being in an attempt to reveal new, unique ways of seeing, believing and accomplishing goals. She pushed, pulled and bumped against barriers and boundaries in an attempt to find new exciting ways through or around. We are certain that Cindy will continue to grow and evolve within her newly discovered universe.

Cindy will always be with us. Although we can no longer embrace her physically, she touches us with her vision, her tenacity, strength and passion. We must know and recognize her now through memories; a scent on the wind, a twist of phrase, a ghostly touch when one cannot be. A small summer bird building an intricate nest reminds us of her boundless energy. Distant bells on the breeze bring back her delightful laughter and a glint of refracted sunlight the twinkle in her bold brown eyes; sensitive reminders that stimulate our minds and imagination to Cindy’s enthusiastic energy.

Cindy would not choose to be painted as perfect, so we will not do so here, but to her adoring family she was a woman of wonder who will be greatly missed, so please…Imagine and remember…Cindy would appreciate that.

Cynthia Ann (Cindy) Simpson-Tumeh passed away unexpectedly on October 9th 2020 at the age of 59. She was born on March 31st 1961 in Monument Valley, Utah to Duke and Rose Simpson.

She is survived by her mother Rose Simpson of Blanding, Utah,Husband Amer Tumeh of Bluff and son Tarrik Tumeh of Moab.Susan and Renis Hylton of Mesa, Az.Craig and Kathy Simpson of Blanding. Barry and Laurie Simpson of Blanding Steve and Georgianna Simpson of Bluff. Nieces: Breanne, Kacee, Andrea, Alyssa, Dacia, McKale and Kira. Nephews; Adam, Spenser and Grange

She reveled in being a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend.

Cindy is preceded in death by her father William Woodrow (Duke) Simpson of Blanding, Utah.

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday Oct. 17th at 11:00 am at the Blanding City Cemetery Friends are invited.


For over twenty years with a group called Navajo Santa I have been going to Bluff and staying at the Desert Rose. I considered Cindy a friend and a limitless source of trusted information. I will miss her.
- Ann Johnson

Our sincere condolance to Cindy's family, it is such a shock when one still young is suddenly gone. I didn't know you all well, but when your family bought my store it gave me such peace of mind and gratitude towards you all, and let me come home to tend to my own ill health at 82. I am so sorry for Cindy and Amer that they didn't get much time to reap the reward of their hard and beautiful work there. With deepest sympathy,
- Dave and Sherry Arehart

Dear Cindy, Over the years you have welcomed visitors from France and over the world at the Desert Rose Resort & Cabins, always with a big smile and so much kindness. Your friends in France are so saddened, we keep you in our hearts and memories and send our prayers and thoughts to Amer and Tarrik, your mom Rose, and all your loved ones. Rest in peace dear Cindy, we love you!
- Olivier Barthez

We are so saddened by this unbelievable news about Cindy. Your obituary captures her spirit well. We remember her as a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, and sister. We also remember her as a great businesswoman. She was always on the cutting edge of new things. She and Amer built an amazing business and have delighted guests from all over the world as they travel to SE Utah. She was a big part of our lives in Bluff, and we will miss her. Our thoughts are with your family at this difficult time. In sympathy,
- Rick Reeb and Diana Davidson

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