Cynthia Lee Burris
Cynthia “Syndi” Lee Burris passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 7, 2012, at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara J. Carmody, who passed away May 22, 2008. She is survived by her siblings, Timothy Vineyard of Sacramento, Calif., Sharon Jelenic of Cameron Park, Calif., Kevin Carmody of Pollock Pines, Calif., and Shannon Carmody of Jacksonville, Fla. She is also survived by six nieces and nephews and four great-nieces.
Syndi was a resident of El Dorado County for 41 years. She was a graduate of El Dorado Union High School (1972) as well as a graduate of ARCJC Placerville Campus (1976). She worked at Harvey’s in Tahoe as security for a short stint and at Kmart in Placerville in the bookkeeping department before joining the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department in 1985. She worked in the Records/Warrants Department as a supervisor until her passing. She considered her friends and coworkers at the Sheriff’s Department her extended family.
Syndi enjoyed the outdoors and loved sports of any kind. She wind surfed, enjoyed scuba diving and softball and was involved in a winter bowling league. She loved life, family and her job. She will be sorely missed.
A memorial service in her honor will be held at the Green Valley Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville at 1 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 16. Please feel free to come and celebrate her life with us. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in her name to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Posse, 300 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667.