Cynthia was born on May 25, 1961 in North Dakota, the daughter of Jude Decoteau and Irene Lafontaine. She was raised in Fargo and Sioux Falls and had a large extended family that she grew up with. Cynthia married Randy Schmidt and they lived in Flandreau. Cynthia also lived in Fargo for a number of years.
She enjoyed organizing family gatherings, traveling, cooking, celebrating the holidays and was always up having a “good time”. She liked dancing and listened to a wide variety of music.
Cynthia is survived by her mother, Irene Martin; four daughters, Angie Lilley, Jenny Lilley, Cheryl Lilley and Julie Lee; grandchildren, Hannah, Sophia, Brian, Lola, Alexander, Osiris, Taylor, Tia “Sugar”, Jordian, Dylon, Prophet and Emmanuel “Manny”; three siblings, Richard Demontigny, Terry Martin and Tammy Martin-Stock; nieces and nephews, Basil, Tate and Emma Martin, Sean and Angel; and a special friend, Gregory Thompson.
She is preceded in death by her father, Jude; step-father, Larry Martin; grandmother, Edna Lafontaine; two grandsons, Tyler and Ryder; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.