Cindy Newhall Weyant — A Bright Light Has Gone Out

Cindy Newhall Weyant National Open chess tournament, Las Vegas, June 2010. With Newhall family. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

My beautiful niece, Cindy Newhall Weyant, died in her sleep Tuesday night. How could such a lovely light go out?

She was 51 years old and had suffered with multiple sclerosis for much of her adult life. She leaves behind three wonderful sons, a devoted husband, a mother, a father, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss her deeply.

Cindy Newhall Weyant at chess National Open, Las Vegas, June 2010. With Newhall family.

Cindy Newhall Weyant joined a dozen Newhall chess players and afficionados at the 2010 National Open tournament in Las Vegas. Cindy was the affectionate cheerleader who helped keep us together as a family. Photos by Barbara Newhall





  1. Thank you for sharing Barbara.

    Given how Cindy lived her life, very outward, and out loud in a positive, perpetual upbeat and resilient manner, enjoying each moment whether it was family life, her passion of being a thespian and even her joy of vacations, I am glad I happened by and got to glean her life, albeit from afar and online.
    The above attributes will be her legacy, and also a lesson for everyone, whether afflicted with an ailment or not. The importance of being happy, thankful and living in each moment largely as it happens. Part of her light is gone, but the rest is in her legacy she left. Her family is in my prayers tonight.

  2. mark brown says:

    Barbara- nice tribute.

  3. Anne Pardee says:

    Dear Barbara,
    My heart goes out to you and Cindy’s family. You are in my prayers.

  4. Virginia Newhall says:

    So sad. Thanks for the notice, Barbara. I feel so badly fpr Skip and Dave. Stay well.

  5. Sue Watson says:

    Barbie, My prayers are with you and your family. Sue


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