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Cynthia "Cindy" Ann Grant

October 1, 1949 July 25, 2020
Cynthia "Cindy" Ann Grant
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Obituary for Cynthia "Cindy" Ann Grant

Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Grant, of Highland, passed away on July 25th, 2020. She was 70 years old.

Graduate of Franklin High School, and as the wife of a Navy submariner - received an AS degree in Riggs Idaho (where she walked in and tested out of an Automotive Repair class, getting a B- on a 300 question test - much to the astonishment of all the guys still working on engines). Then received her BS degree from BGSU in Ohio, and MS Degree in Counseling from Oakland University in Michigan. She was married to Alex in a red-white-an blue hot air balloon on the Fourth of July, over the Grand Teton mountains in Wyoming. She was a high school substitute teacher and loved working with teenagers. Earlier, she was a delivery driver for Hostess Cakes, and had a photography studio. She regularly donated her beautiful auburn hair to Wigs for Kids, even after the color had begun to fade. She used to dress up as Mrs. Claus and took her boys to the orphanage to deliver presents.

She loved singing and actually won a lip-sync contest. She volunteered with the Red Cross Disaster Action Team for years after 9/11. She was very strong in her faith, and tried to "love one another” with pretty much everyone she met. She loved sending inspirational quotes and "I Love You" messages to literally everyone she knew. She made pencil drawings and created many beautiful sketches of scenery and family that are just amazing, and treasured by those in them. She loved taking pictures, working in the yard, and collecting antiques, sea shells, and going to garage sales.

She had survived major car wrecks, a brain tumor, and multiple strokes and although she had to push a walker around the last few years (which she hated), she was still active, traveled to see family, and kept in contact with everyone on her phone and with all those messages. Her body went through a lot, but she was always a free spirit, and sometimes a stubborn one too. But her smile could light up an entire room, and she honestly made friends everywhere she went.
Mostly she loved her sons, grand kids, all her sisters, and any excuse to be with family. She had made it through a lot, but she loved deeply, was a treasured mother, sister, and wife, and will remain in our hearts always and forever !!!

Her Celebration of Life will be at, 233 E Wardlow, in Highland MI, on Sun Sept 6th. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made in Cindy's name to the American Heart and Stroke Assoc.

She is survived by her husband, Alex L. Grant; children, Ron (Brandi) Balhorn, and Shaun (Paula) Balhorn; grandchildren, Nicholas Boyer, Joshua Balhorn, Morgan Boyer, and Jordan Balhorn; siblings, Kathleen Pannone, Maureen Parent, Jan (Rich) Stonis; sister-in-law, Carole Boyer; brothers-in-law, Bob Thompson, and Dave Grant; ex-husband, Ken Balhorn; also many extended family and dear friends.

Cindy is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Jaqueline Parent; siblings, Brian Parent, and Laura Lally.

For further information phone 248-684-6645 or visit

Memorial Contribution

American Stroke Association

300 S. Riverside Plaza Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606

American Heart Association


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