Cindy Lou Hardinger of Littleton, Colorado passed away peacefully at the age of 66 on April 13, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer. Cindy retired from Craig Hospital in December, 2021, after working more than 40 years as the Lead Unit Secretary. Cindy began her relationship with Craig Hospital as a patient in 1977. Cindy had a passion for nature photography and Native American culture. She went on frequent road trips searching out petroglyphs on canyon walls and attending powwows. Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Mary Hardinger, sisters Sherri Martinez Hardinger and Terri Mckee. She is survived by her sister Linda Hardinger Martinez, son Cody Rios and daughter in law Katie Rios, grandchildren, Michael Rios, Riley Burns, Camden Rios, Colby Turner, Austin Turner and Aubrey Turner. She was loved and cherished by all who knew her. In keeping with her private nature, there will be no funeral services. Those wishing to honor her life can make a donation to the nonprofit Rec Center at Craig Hospital where she devoted so much of her life’s work to at the link below.