Cynthia Jane Kohrs

Cynthia Jane Kohrs, 63, of Dickinson, TX passed away February 16, 2019, at her home in Dickinson.

Cindy was born in St. Louis, MO, April 23, 1955. She graduated from Milby High School in Houston, TX and soon started a career at Johnson Space Center where she worked for NASA ten years. She then worked for Rockwell, Grumman, MRI, USA, and Barrios before retiring in 2016. She frequently commented that she worked for numerous contractors but for many years always at the same desk with the same phone number; her contractors changing but not her position.

She will be remembered as a loving daughter and companion to her father who enjoyed doing her “daddy dos” and he will miss her dearly. She was a wonderful Aunt Cindy to Ross, Hannah, and Clara and enjoyed competing with them on game nights while telling stories about her childhood. Cindy also was devoted to children of her friends, several of whom referred to her as Aunt Cindy. She loved sharing vacations with friends and family, especially time with her nephew and nieces. As a devoted sports fan, she enthusiastically supported the Astros, Rockets and the Texans. There was an occasional conflict when the Cardinals were in town or on the air. When she was younger, she spent many weeks and weekends at a family home on Lake Travis where she loved to water ski.

Cindy was an ardent and compassionate cat lover who adopted shelter cats and supported the local animal shelters. She frequently rescued neighborhood stray cats and was sometimes referred to as the cat lady.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Pyatt Kohrs.

Cindy is survived by her father, Richard H. Kohrs and his wife Charlotte of League City, TX, brother Douglas and his wife Carolyn and their three children, Ross and wife Jenn, Hannah, and Clara of Minneapolis, MN. She leaves behind step-sisters, Peggy Wooten and her husband Mickey of Bacliff, TX and Carla Curtis, Long Beach, WA. She is also survived by uncle Jerry Pyatt and his wife Nancy and their three children, Scott, Kelly and Kristen; uncle Harold Kohrs and his wife Sandy and their two children, Bill and Kathy; uncle Robert Kohrs, his wife Joan and their five children; and aunt Jane Kalist, her husband Bill and their four children; and other relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to local animal shelters.

A visitation will be held at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, TX, Monday, February 25, 5 – 8 pm.


  1. Praying for Cindy’s family for their loss. Cindy was the sweetest of coworkers and friends. She will be missed by all who had the privilege to have known her. May she Rest In Peace in Heaven.

    Larry Moon
  2. Cindy was a dear friend and colleague in the Houston NASA community. I worked with her and her father, Dick for many years. I love her dearly. She will be so missed. God Speed, Cindy Kohrs. Your friend, Frank Buzzard.

    Frank Buzzard
  3. I am saddened by the news of Cindy’s passing. She will be missed by all. She is in my thoughts and prayers!! RIP.

    Glenda Lancon
  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. So sad. Ms. Cindy was FULL OF LIFE every time I saw her. I came to know her through a mutual coworker (they shared the state of Minnesota). I enjoyed our talks and was sad when she retired but I know she was ready for the next stage in her life. The memories will help you through this time.

    Susi Rendon
  5. I will miss you, your friend forever

  6. We have the family in our thoughts as they go through this time of mourning.
    Our Memories of Cindy will be with us forever.

    Roxanna Sherwin

    Roxanna Sherwin
  7. Knew Cindy during her early years at NASA. She was our Branch Secretary in Bldg 16. Cindy was always upbeat and always helpful to everyone. She loved her dad best, for “buying her the lake house.” I’ll always remember her fondly. My best to her family and RIP Cindy.

    Harry St. John
  8. Cindy was a dear friend and lovely person. My heart and prayers go out to her family. My deepest condolences in this very difficult time. I will miss her sweet smile and how she spoke of her cats. She had a huge heart for the strays as well.

    Anna Rivera
  9. My thoughts and prayers to her family, worked many years with Cindy, a dear friend.

    Georgia Hurst
  10. Dick, I can hardly imagine how hard it is to lose a daughter, especially one as sweet and adventurous as Cindy. I remember her as one of the up and comers at Rockwell. She was totally committed to supporting NASA’s mission. My sincere condolences.

    Keith McClung
  11. She was the sweetest person you can know. She will be missed.

    Kathy Bradley
  12. I worked with Cindy at NASA. She was always entertaining and had a story to tell, and I shared her love of animals. Very sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

    Connie Smart
  13. Sending my love, prayers, and condolences to Cindy’s family. She adored her family. I will always cherish the time I spent with Cindy. She was a wonderful friend with a heart filled with love and kindness.

    Lucille Gedies
  14. Dick,
    My condolences on the loss of your daughter, Cindy. Enjoyed working with her in Bldg 16. She was always willing to help, and support our Mission.

    Marion C, Coody
    Retired NASA

    Marion C. Coody
  15. I was so saddened to hear of Cindy’s death. I worked in Bldg. 16 also and again at Grumman with Cindy from 1990-1994. She always had a smile and as was said, always willing to help. My heart goes out to her family at this time.

    Donna Hinson
  16. I am saddened by the news of Cindy’s passing. I worked with her for many years in the Shuttle Program. She will be missed by many people. RIP Cindy. Thoughts and prayers for all of her family.

    Donna (Croom) Roettger

    Donna Roettger
  17. My most sincere condolences. Prayer for all who knew and loved her.

    Joyce Abbey
  18. So sorry for such a great loss. My prayers are with the family and friends.

    Barbara J Zapata
  19. I have wonderful memories of working with Cindy at Grumman.
    I adored our time together. I hope your sadness can be eased by your precious times you shared together. My deepest sympathy to the Kohrs Family.

    Susan Pitts Buschhorn
  20. My prayers are with the Kohrs’ family. Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness. Cindy was a sweet person.

    Patricia Flanagan Burke
  21. Dick and Charlotte – so sad to hear of the loss of your daughter Cindy. She will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Have been thinking about you a lot and Would love to catch up with you soon.

    Debra Facktor

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