|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1949|
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 2012|
BURTIGNY, Switzerland – Cynthia Malmstadt Bloomer, 63, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Aubonne, surrounded by family.
Cynthia is survived by her husband Tom, of Burtigny, Switzerland; son, Philip and daughter-in-law, Amy; sister, Alice; brother, Jon; and her mother, Carolyn Gay. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard.
Cynthia was born Jan. 12, 1949, in Madison, Wis. A graduate of Urbana High School, Cynthia obtained an undergraduate degree from Scripps College, California, and a second bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota.
Cynthia met Tom in 1972 and they were married the next year by Dick Foth at Urbana Assembly of God. They went to Europe as short-term missionaries and after two years in Switzerland received a long-term calling. They ministered as a team leading YWAM's French ministries and the Lausanne training center, then went to help pioneer the University of the Nations in Hawaii with Cynthia's father and Loren Cunningham. They later returned to Europe to help pioneer the University of the Nations development there.
Cynthia excelled at the ministry of hospitality and had a particular gift for welcoming people and making them feel special. She was a gifted teacher, in the University of Nations schools and also as a teacher of English to many.
After years of prayer for a child, in 1986 Cynthia and Tom became parents of Philip. In 1997, they co-founded the first association for the parents of ADHD children in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, leading to many speaking and sharing opportunities for each of them.
Philip's marriage to Amy in 2010 was a highlight of Cynthia's life.
Cynthia was a missionary in the fullest sense of the word, ever reaching out with all her heart, soul and strength. She adopted Switzerland and its people, and was adopted by them; she was more at home in Burtigny than anywhere else. She chose to be buried in Burtigny's peaceful village churchyard, in the land she served so faithfully and well.
Howard V. Malmstadt (1922 - 2003)
Carolyn Gay Hart Malmstadt (1925 - 2012)
Created by: Harold G. Richards
Record added: May 02, 2012
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