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Cynthia Snow Hood Archibald

Memorial for Cynthia Snow Hood Archibald

Born in St. Louis, MO on Jun. 12, 1932
Departed on Aug. 31, 2016 and resided in Austin, TX.
Memorial Service: Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016
2:30 pm
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In Loving Memory
June 12, 1932-August 31, 2016

Born the youngest of three daughters to Richard and Harriet Hood in St. Louis, MO. Her family relocated to Dallas where Cynthia made lifelong friends. Childhood summers were spent at camp where she was awarded All Around Camper for achievements in swimming, archery, riflery, and horseback riding. She graduated from Highland Park HS, was a member of the Riding Club and All Star sports teams. She attended Christian College in Missouri, freshman year, but returned to Dallas her sophomore year to attend SMU, earning her BBA, Class of 1954. She was a SMU Beauty Queen and represented SMU at various conference events. She pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma, and remained active for over 50 years. She modeled for Mademoiselle, Modern Bride, and Glamour.
April 24, 1954, Cynthia married her junior high sweetheart, Jack "Archie" Archibald, and in 2004, celebrated their Golden Jubilee. They settled in Richardson with their three children and two boxers. Cynthia was active in the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Republican Women's Club, Dallas Country Club, and enjoyed her children, their friends, and all of their activities. Cynthia worked for two years as a mapping supervisor for GeoMap. In 1969, the Archibalds moved to Austin. Cynthia joined The Strawberry Pickers Band and became a renown gutbucket player. She was Field Director for Camp Fire for three years and formed The Singing Sparks, who performed across Texas. Cynthia loved to cook and was as adept preparing collard greens and chicken fried deer steaks for hungry hunters as she was creating finger sandwiches and mini desserts for an elegant bridal shower. She possessed a green thumb and could grow anything. She loved to dance and was known for her impromptu jitterbugging. In 1989, Cynthia began a new career as Director of Activities for the The Renaissance and The Island at Lake Travis retirement communities respectfully. Her calendars were filled with fun and frivolity. She formed both The Renaissance Bucket Band and The Island Musical Discords ensuring residents were either dancing or toe-tapping. She was active in All Saints Episcopal Church, Ruh Neb, and KKG Alumni Assoc. As an avid fisherwoman, Cynthia could be found weekends casting the Texas shores with Archie and her son, Greg. She loved animals and her dogs and cats were her furry family members. Cynthia enjoyed treasure hunting the Texas backroads for antique doorknobs and all things "frog." She was an animated storyteller sharing hysterical anecdotal details of her adventures. After retiring, but still bringing laughter and friendship to the lives of many, Cynthia was named Resident Ambassador for her own retirement community at Brookdale Lohman's at Lakeway.
Affectionately known as Cynie, Mom Arch, and Granny...Cynthia was one-of-a-kind!
Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Harriet Kline and Joan Meyers, husband Jack, and her youngest daughter, Joan Archibald Weimer.
She is survived by her daughter Cindy Archibald, granddaughter Crimson Shults, (Paul) and great grandchildren Allison and Jack Pitts of Wichita Falls, son Greg Archibald, wife, Karen Mead Archibald and grandson Wyatt Archibald of Austin, grandson Thomas Weimer of Temple, and niece Jan Meyers and nephew Mark Meyers of Dallas.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016, All Saints Episcopal Church, 209 W. 27th St., Austin, TX, at 2:30 pm. Reception following in Kinsolving Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of choice. Austin-Peel & Son Funeral Home, 607 E. Anderson Ln. Austin, TX 78752 512-519-7224.

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