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Cindy Bach

February 3, 1953 — November 8, 2008

Cindy L. Bach, 55, of Driggs died unexpectedly sometime in the predawn hours Saturday, Nov. 7, 2008. Her husband, John N. Bach, had called 9-1-1 for her emergency admission to Teton Valley Hospital early in the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 due to her difficulty breathing.

An autopsy was conducted late Saturday afternoon in Jackson. The results of such autopsy and cause of death have not been available to her surviving husband nor has her death certificate, still to be received by the State of Idaho.

Cindy met John in early May 1999, both falling in love immediately. They were married Sept. 13, 2003 at the Teton Mountain View Vista turnout overlooking the Teton River. All of their children were present, involved in the wedding preparations and shared in the joys of an expanded family with Cindy's and John's grandchildren growing in number thereafter.

Cindy is survived by her husband, John N. Bach, and their six children and 10 grandchildren, to wit: Montria Hospod and daughter Samantha, of Jackson Hole; Mikki and Gerri Olivera and children Tyler and Isabella of Glastonbury, Conn.; Melissa J. Bach Lehmer, her husband Steve Lehmer and their children Madison and Ryan of Walnut Creek, Calif.; Mindi N. Bach Trimmer, her husband Jeff Trimmer and their children Carson, Mitchell and Brook of San Carlos, Calif.; Andrew Bach and his wife Jill Bach and their children Grace and Paige of Star, Idaho and Deidre N. Bach, their youngest daughter of Little Corona, Calif.

Cindy was born Feb. 3, 1953 in an unincorporated hamlet/village near Bar Harbor, Maine. She, along with five other siblings, was raised Catholic, but, Cindy's expressiveness and unrestrained nature of constant inquiry and educational pursuits, obtaining a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Connecticut, her skill demanding jobs with insurance companies, law firms and even as co-owner of a 27,000-plus deed acres of cattle, horse and bison ranch in South Dakota, running at any one time over 300 horses and brood mares, over 1,000 cattle and 200-plus bison commanded respect and admiration of her as a learned professional and hands-on working ranch woman.

She loved hunting, was expert in matters of gun ownership and shooting, was a strong advocate of the first, second and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution, and was an advanced fisherwoman, snow skier, horse rider, trainer and competitor who fell in love with the Tetons and the Western side of its valleys just before she met her husband, John.

Her skills and professionalism derived from previous employment pursuits were further advanced via her employment with Minerva Health of Jackson; next as a Teton County, Wyo. Commissioner and county administrator, their general secretary and executive assistant. Her competence and always candid ethical manners of dealing with all persons with respect and personal assistance, resulted in her current employment as chief account and human resources officer at Jackson Hole Aviation, LLC, handling very sensitive security duties with the federal government, its agencies and those of the State of Wyoming.

Although Cindy was approached by many officers of further advancement and compensation of employment by other concerns in Jackson, she declined them all, as she expressed to such offerers she'd found a home with Jackson Hole Aviation, and its many employees who came to receive her as a second mother, mentor and friend. The rest of her accomplishments and effects on her family, friends and coworkers and acquaintances cannot be fathomed nor described due to her sudden demise and the present press of time to print this notice.

Cindy's wishes, clearly expressed to her husband and children, were that in the event of her demise, she was to be cremated and her ashes distributed over Teton Valley. She did not want any religious ceremony, but felt if her life meant anything to her immediate and extended family, that they, all her friends and acquaintances could hold a commemorative meeting with each other to share their experiences with her and her joys with them.

In fulfillment of Cindy's wishes, this Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Wildwood Room at 411 Lupine in Victor, there will be a commemorative gathering to express and discuss the joys, memories and mutual experiences of her family, friends and acquaintances of their vibrant life celebrations with Cindy L. Bach. In preparation for such gathering, anyone who will be attending is requested to notify John N. Bach at (208) 354-8303 or Bill Boney at (208) 787-2667. Her husband requests, due to Cindy's love of cut flowers, a single cut flower accompany anyone attending the commemorative gathering.


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