Cynthia Russell

Obituary of Cynthia M. Russell

Cynthia Marie Russell (Carel) was born on August 24th 1961 in Auburn, Washington by Donna and Lee.  She passed away on February 25th 2021 in Puyallup, Washington at the age of 59.

Cynthia was the middle born from Donna and Lee. She had her older brother Allan and younger sister Lee-Ann. Growing up Cindy loved to swim and was extremely good at it. She even spent a few years on the swim Team with her siblings. Cindy spent her years growing up in Auburn before moving and graduating high school from Puyallup. Before settling down Cindy needed to spread her wings and moved to San Diego to live out some of her adventures. Cindy then returned and married Jeffrey Russell in 1990 and had three beautiful boys; David, Matthew and Jonathan. In 1997 Jeff and her went their own ways. She then spent her time working hard has a medical transcriptionist to give her boys an excellent life. She could type faster than you could imagine.  Cindy and her boys lived together until 2016 when Matthew and Jonathan moved in with their significant others. Cindy moved down to Puyallup into her own condo at the Viking Co-op..  She has spent the last five years becoming the president. We all know how much she loved her politics. The Co-op was a great place for Cindy. She has a perfect little condo for herself that she made home. She made tons of friends and had a few long nights on the patio making memories I am sure no one will forget. Cindy was close to her mom, Donna and was able to spend the last few years spending tons of time together, from shopping, just visiting and all the family functions. Cindy loved her mom in words that she could not explain. Their time together was truly treasured.  Cindy having her condo allowed her tons of sleepovers with her first grandson, Gunner. The bond those two has was like no other. Gunner always says his Nana comes before anyone on this planet. She spoiled him and gave him all the love in this world. Cindy had taken her yearly trip over to see her Gunner and newborn grandson Waylon. She stayed six whole weeks. She spent Thanksgiving this last year with all her children, grandchildren and even Jeff for the first time in 23 years. Towards the end of her trip she noticed swelling in her face. We all thought she was highly allergic to the dogs, in which she truly was. A few attempts at the doctors and after a hospital stay we found out she was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma/lung cancer. She completed ten rounds of radiation and two rounds of chemo therapy. She was fighting hard. She was positive and in bright spirits about the out come. She had a smile on her face daily when she talked to all of us. She was enjoying laughs and smiles with her friends and family. She was truly and amazing mother, sister, daughter and nana to all. Her spirit will live in all of us. Cindy will truly never be forgotten. She has left an everlasting handprint on all. She was one of a kind. Her laugh was contagious and her smile electric. Cindy could tell you stories that never ended and came straight from heart. She had advice that just poured from the soul. Cindy was caring, kind and selfless. Her life was lived to her fullest. She was taken too soon from us. May she Rest In Peace and forever live on with us. Until we meet again, Buh-Bye now.

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