10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Cynthia Lou (McVey) Needs April 2, 1957 - February 25, 2020

Cynthia Lou (McVey) Needs passed away at home on Tuesday, February 25, 2020; she was born on April 2, 1957 to Jacob Dale McVey Sr. and Velma F. (Hauser) McVey in Boise, Idaho, the youngest of four children. She, with her parents moved to Cascade, Idaho in the early 1960’s after selling the five acres and purchasing a motel/store; she attended all grades through high school at Cascade, Idaho. She moved to Boise after graduation and attended one year at Boise Junior College where she met her sweetheart & soul mate, Rick Needs. They married May 28, 1977, and lived in Idaho, Oregon, Montana and back to Boise in 1992 during Rick’s career with Norco. After retirement in 2010, Cynthia and Rick did considerable traveling in the western states, especially the Oregon coast; the last 9 year included winter retreat in Pahrump, Nevada and several southwest spots in New Mexico/Arizona. Their lives and love included several “furr babies”, all cocker spaniels.

Cynthia is predeceased by her parents, paternal and maternal grandparents; in-laws, John and Jean Needs; stepdaughter Jennifer; sister Karen Van Wey; niece Lucretia Grady, brother in-law, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her loving husband Rick Needs; sister Judy Grady; brother and sister-in-law Jake and Susan McVey; 4 step-grandchildren and 7 step great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews; several cousins; and her dear “furr baby”, Dagan.

She requested there be no funeral service. Immediate family will gather later in the year for life celebration.

She requested there be no funeral service. Immediate family will gather later in the year for life celebration.


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    Leslee says

    Thinking of you and the family. May warm and precious memories carry you through this difficult time.. Much love from Leslee, John, and Lance

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    Darcy Barker says

    Rick, we love you so much and wish we could be there for you. We can’t imagine Cynthia not being there in person but she will always be in our hearts. We will see you soon and give you big hugs.

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    Jerry Jones says

    Rick, sorry for your loss. I know that this is very difficult time for you and your family and I want to let you know that you are in our prays.

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    Leslie Munson says

    I enjoyed our conversations at her dental cleaning appointments and loved hearing of all her travels, her dog and her home. She was a kind and beautiful soul. My heartfelt condolences to you, Rick.

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    Susie Roblyer says

    Rick, I can’t imagine. I’m just so happy you were able to have the last several years together to travel and do whatever. My thoughts are with you.

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