Cynthia Davidson MacPhee
1963 - 2020
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Cynthia Davidson MacPhee was born in Midland, Michigan on October 18, 1963 and passed peacefully at home on March 18, 2020 with her husband at her side. She was the second of Joan and Keith Davidson's three daughters. In 1968 the family moved to Palos Verdes Estates where Cynthia attended Point Vicente, Margate, and Palos Verdes High schools. At PVHS, she was active in soccer, a diver on the swim team, and a song leader. She was a Ticktocker and a devoted member of the youth group and choir at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. Cynthia attended UC Davis and in July 1984, married William R. MacPhee, whom she had known since she was in junior high. After commuting for her senior year from Redwood City, where Bill's ministry was located, Cynthia graduated with a degree in International Relations in 1985.

Following graduation, they moved to Prairie Village, KS where Cynthia dedicated herself to parenting their son, Conner, and honing her skills as a mother, friend, and pastor's wife. Bill and Cynthia moved back to CA in 1992, where Cynthia became intimately involved with Conner's schools, especially as a volunteer in the Torrance school program, Adventures in Art. After adopting their beautiful daughter, Heather, in 1994, Cynthia began a fruitful and stimulating career as a cabi stylist, helping women feel confident through fashion. Longing for adventure and physical challenge, Cynthia discovered the thrill of Aerial Arts, inspired by musical artist Pink. While tending to her family and her business, she added the joy of spinning upside down on silks and hoop. Cynthia became an accomplished performer, but even more, a loving teacher of aerial students, most recently at Aerial Physique in Los Angeles.
Cynthia was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. She fought valiantly through surgeries and treatment, and never wavered in her love for her family, her cabi and aerial communities, and her wide circle of friends. A highlight for Cynthia was bringing her worlds together when she shared her cancer story and performed aerials in front of over 3,000 women at a cabi event. She lived her life full tilt and appreciated expressions of beauty; through people, words, art, music, food, and artistic performance, all areas in which she excelled. Cynthia is survived by her husband, children, future daughter-in-law Hannah Reyer, parents, sisters Suzanne (Clayton) Eisenbrand and Dianne (Mauro) Calvi, and many nieces and nephews, all who loved her dearly. Due to current restrictions, her Celebration of Life will take place at a future date.

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Published in The Beach Reporter on Mar. 27, 2020.
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April 8, 2020
She was a wonderful women.
Beth Pack
April 4, 2020
Bill, my prayers for God's loving comfort go out to you and your family at this sad time.
Colleen Coco
April 4, 2020
My heart aches for you, Bill, and your families! Our lives our woven together with many memories! May the Holy Spirit comfort you in this time of loss! Our mutual faith in Jesus makes me look forward to the huge reunion that awaits. There are no words that I can express... just sadness and hope. Love to you and your family!
Phil & Cindy Haslam
April 4, 2020
Having met Cynthia in the youth group of Rolling Hills Covenant Church I appreciated and loved her zest for life and her contagious spirit and lovely smile! I was so blessed to be in attendance of the movie Hidden Figures and discovered both Bill and Cynthia in the same showing- her reaction to that film - Black Women who made a significant contribution to the Space Race- was one that was so meaningful To me she LOVED that film- her love for the artist Janelle Monae made me buy her a magazine with Monae on the cover - just so I could see that smile and get that free love she gave to me and so many others! I will miss her and can hardly wait to get to heaven to see that precious smile again!
Kenneth Campbell
April 4, 2020
She was beautiful and faithful to God both inside and out. Enjoy doing aerials with Jesus Cindy!
April 4, 2020
Cynthia was an important friend and mentor in my youth. I learned to accept myself more fully from her example and even now, some thirty five years later her influence is often in my memories. She left a beautiful mark on my life and the faithful enduring love she had for the people around her is still an example to me. I hope to be more like her and to continue to be a proud product of her influence! Love to you Bill. My heart breaks for you and at the same time it soars for the fact that the love you two share cannot be dampened by the temporary separation of death. We love you!
April 4, 2020
A beautiful life and person who could fill novels about her passion
annie schneider
April 4, 2020
Bill - I don't know if you remember me, but we were on staff together back in the late 70's at RHCC and Cynthia was in my group. I still remember her from Alpine Camp that summer - she was in my cabin. I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine. I pray you will find comfort at least in knowing she is no longer suffering and you know where she is. Cherish the memories. Jan Hassoldt Tamble
March 29, 2020
My condolences to Cynthia's family and friends. My prayers are with you. Peggy Allen Smith.
March 29, 2020
We are praying for Bill and your family during this difficult time... Cynthia is loved and missed.
Kristen & Craig
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