Cynthia Brooks Erler

Apr 25, 1953 - Jan 04, 2023

Cynthia Brooks Erler

April 25, 1953 - January 04, 2023


Cindy completed her earthly journey on January 4, 2023 to rest peacefully in the Lord's tender and loving arms. Cindy was born on April 25, 1953 in Broken Bow, Nebraska to William and Jane Brooks. After graduating from North Central High School in Indianapolis, she studied at Indiana University and received her Respiratory Therapy degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 1985.

Cindy had a passion for travel and the outdoors, and soon with her new found love and husband to be, William Frederick Erler, they traveled the globe. Upon their return, they settled in Spokane, Washington and were married in June of 1987. Cindy continued to work as a Respiratory Therapist at Sacred Heart Medical Center and later as a Polysomnographic Technologist. During this time the couple started a family raising two children, Lucas Russell and Maya Marie. Even with their children, the couple never missed an opportunity for an adventure, be it travel, back-packing, canoeing, skiing or whatever. Another of Cindy's passions was gardening and there was hardly a day when one wouldn't spot a little dirt on her hands.

In 2009, Bill was transferred to a position in Scottsdale, Arizona where they moved. Instead of dirt, now she was often seen removing cactus needles from her hands. Eventually the couple would settle in Carefree, Arizona where they continued their traveling passions by crisscrossing the western states in their camper with their dog Annalee.

Anyone who met Cindy, learned immediately that she had a big personality. She was an energetic person who was always fun to be around. Cindy was loving, kind and had a keen intuition with a beautiful insight about life. She was a woman of faith and couldn't wait to someday be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. An amazing mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and traveling companion, she had everything to be proud of. She leaves behind her mother Jane Brooks, husband William, son Lucas, daughter Maya, brother David Brooks, brother-in-law Mark Erler, sisters-in-law Karli Sullivan, Carolyn Erler, and Susan Brooks, nephew Charlie Brooks, and niece Rachel Sullivan. Cindy will be truly missed by those close to her.

Services will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal church in Coeur d'Alene, ID on February 11th at 2 PM and at the Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek, AZ on February 4th at 12 PM. Donations in memory of Cindy may be provided to The Innocence Project at

Cindy's kitchen counter prayer:
Take Lord,
All is Yours now.
You have given all to me;
Now I return it.


Sat, Feb 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Desert Foothills Library

38443 N. School House Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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Sat, Feb 11, 2023 at 2:00 pm
St. Luke's Episcopal Church

501 E. Wallace Ave.
Coeur d'Alene , ID 83814

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