I was so sad to see the announcement of Cindy's passing. I always felt I would see her again. We worked together at Skagit Valley College in the 70's. A long time ago but I often have thought about her and what her life ended up like. Sounds like she had a fun ride. I wish I could have heard the dog stories. She was quite the storyteller. I will remember one thing we laughed about after she had missed a few days of work due to being sick.....and that was she told me when she died that she wanted the tombstone to read...... I told you I was sick. Sorry to hear she had been sick for so long. RIP Cindy.
I worked in the admissions office with Cindy for the first seven years that I was at Whatcom Community College and she was a true friend and kindred spirit. Cindy had such a droll sense of humor and never lost her love for theater. I wished for so much for Cindy in terms of her career, and I'm devastated that she was deprived of the years she should have had left in retirement. One thing she so treasured was Rick. Such a loving life they shared. Rick, my heart goes out to you. I wish you (and her sisters) happy memories to draw from, along with healing and peace as time passes.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Cindy and I were cheerleaders together for 2 years at West High School. I will always remember Cindy for her smile, her kindness, her sense of humor and her friendship. Please accept my condolences. Cindy brought so much joy to all who knew her.
Deepest sympathy to Cindy's family. I was a classmate of Cindy at West Bremerton High. She was always a good student, as well as a great cheerleader and so much fun. I remember her playful laughter, often turned back at herself. We missed her at our reunions, especially at our 50th. Rest in peace, Cindy.
Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Cindy made us all smile and laugh and just generally feel better. It was always a special occasion to see her. She will be sorely missed by humans and dogs alike. What a gift to have known her!
I am saddened to hear of Cindy’s passing. She fought hard, and it is a relief to know she is resting, at peace, no longer fighting a monster we call cancer. It was a joy to know her, and Rick, such a loving, supportive, amazing man. Always a pleasure to be her nurse. I am sorry we didn’t win this one. Take good care.....it is hard to have her gone, but I know it had to be hard to see her suffer. Thank you for writing such a lovely obit-it capturer her essence-her life was good and she didn’t want it to end. So much love between you two.
My deepest sympathies. There are never the right words.
Oh, Nikki & Sally,......I'm so sad to learn of Cindy's passing!! She was truly one of the most exceptional gals I've ever known, and the Summer Years we all spent "on the Canal" would never have been as special as they were without Cindy's special presence!!
Please accept my most heartfelt condolences, and know that she will have a home in my heart as long as I live!!
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I am so very sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. She was always a bubbly charming person. My condolences to her family.
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Cindy’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow. One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit JW.org.
I enjoyed the good times we shared as employees at Whatcom Community College for over 25 years. Cindy was always available to provide sound advice, support colleagues and students, and provide a good laugh. You will be missed.
I worked for Cindy and Carolyn in the graduation office back in the early 2000's. A most wonderful boss she was. We shared a love of dogs and animals. My daughter at the time was getting a horse and Cindy shared some of the most beautiful stories of her own horse at the same age. She was so witty and fun to work with. When I moved on to a new job she was hard to leave behind. I remember her sharing so many stories with me about animals, her life and her experiences. I wish I had been able to see her one more time to give her a hug. I'll miss running into her out shopping for groceries. Hopefully one day I'll see her again when we're both surrounded by many many dogs, cats, a few horses and chickens :)
I am honored to have shared a portion of her life. Till we meet again <3
What a wonderful obituary to read and learn things about Cindy's early life that I was not familiar with. I knew Cindy working at WCC and worked closely with her. Her smile and humor certainly were her spirit and she loved the students she helped. I retired too in Dec. 2016 and so wish she got more years to enjoy her life longer. I still remember her stories on Mondays after a weekend that would center around the dog trips she took and she told them with such excitement! I miss running into her at Fred Meyer's and Haggen's as we seemed to be on the same grocery shopping schedule when we worked. May she rest in peace and she will be missed. Cancer sucks, and she fought a hard battle. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the memorial as I will be out of town with friends and family. P.S. Rick, if you get that motorcyle and need a riding partner my husband loves a good ride on his MC too. Plus, he is a safe rider too.
We are truly saddened to hear of Cindys passing. She was a “One of a Kind” person. She always made me smile. Not a bad word came out of her mouth. And the list goes on and on about what a spectacular person she was. I only wish I were able to attend her celebration of life, I will be there in thought and prayer.