Cindy Lee Rehm

Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2009

Longtime Kenai resident Cindy Lee Rehm died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Soldotna. She was 58.

Memorial services will be held in April with the time and place to be announced.

Mrs. Rehm was born Aug. 17, 1950, in San Antonio, Texas. She was one of four children born to Les and Dee Dennis of Anchorage. Mrs. Rehm came to Alaska in 1965 with her family when her father was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base. She attended West High School, graduating in 1968, and enrolled in Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. She graduated with a masters in music in 1973.

She returned to Alaska in 1977 and was employed by Cook Inlet Realty. She married Saylor Rehm in 1980 and had her first child a year later. She returned to teaching music at Huffman Elementary until they purchased a ReMax franchise and moved to Kenai. After selling the franchise, Mrs. Rehm returned to teaching in schools, such as Nikiski, Ninilchik, Mountain View and Cook Inlet Academy.

She became active in the local community and joined the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church. Cindy was an outstanding musician. She directed the Kenai Community Band and became a member of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. As a member of the Dixie River Rats, she played in the Fourth of July and Progress Day parades for 12 years. An avid cross country and downhill skier, she enjoyed winter activities in Alaska.

"Cindy is remembered for her love of teaching students. Her happy, extroverted personality resulted in wonderful friendships over the years.," her family said.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Dennis in 1993.

She is survived by her husband, Saylor of Kenai; parents, Les and Dee Dennis; siblings, Les Dennis III and Era Dennis, Robert and Kelly Dennis and Dawn Dennis; children, Danielle Rehm, Kathleen Arledge and husband, Justice; grandchild, Orianna Arledge; stepsisters, Lynda Muise and husband, David, and Debra Wilson and husband, Charles; stepson, Scott Rehm; nieces, Bridget McArthur and husband, Gene, Claudette David and husband, Shanyne, and Chelsea Dennis; nephews, Brandon Dennis and Brian Dennis; grandniece, Janelle Burke; and grandnephews, Zakary David and Quint McArthur.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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