Cynthia Marie Trautman passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, after complications from a heart attack. She passed surrounded by many family members and friends who loved her. Born March 23, 1960, to Albert and Barbara Keen in Raymond, Washington,she grew up primarily in Hoquiam, where she started school and eventually graduated high school in 1978 in the top 10. At 16, her big brother Joe passed in a tragic car accident. It had a lasting affect on her, as did losing her friend Diana to a motorcycle accident in Hawaii in their 20s. Cindy never forgot these memorials and both deaths left a hole in her heart. Many of the same friends who had also lost their friend Diana and who had helped her through losing her brother Joe, were at her side when she left us. Her girlfriends Cheri, Shannie, Kathy, Tracy and Denise were more like sisters to Cindy and she loved them more than we could ever express.
Cindy met Scott while working for the pulp mill in Cosmopolis. After many years of friendship, which turned to a partnership for more than 25 years, they finally married on 12/30/2018. When they met, Scott had four young kids. Stepping into a step-mom roll was more than difficult but not a task too big for Cindy. She was always at Scott’s side and someone the kids could count on especially when they grew up and had families of their own. She loved being a grandma to all of the grandkids. She enjoyed scrap booking baby books for them, making them Halloween costumes, thinking up crafts that they would enjoy, showing them how to garden, cook and bake, but mostly enjoyed going to their many sporting events with Scott to root them on. She and Scott always had much in common. They both shared a love for the outdoors going hiking, skiing, fishing, clam digging, photography adventures, traveling and creating memories wherever they went.
She earned her associates in applied science degree from Grays Harbor College after the mill closed and then took a job with the Aberdeen School District working in the kitchen at Aberdeen High School and then Central Park Elementary, where she worked until she passed. She loved her job, the staff she worked with and especially the kiddos.
Cindy is survived by her husband Scott at their home in Aberdeen; mom Barbara Johnson of Hoquiam; stepdaughter Alysha Trautman Bruner (Mike) of Aberdeen; grandkids, Merryn, Mylan, Brayton and Layne; stepdaughter Justyne Trautman Welch (Corey) of Lake George, New York, Grandkids Corbyn and Jack; stepson Emersyn Trautman (Tasha) of Renton and Stepson Sevye’ Trautman of Lake Tahoe, California. Many uncles, aunts and cousins. She is preceded in death by her Dad Al Keen, stepdad Don Johnson, brother Joe Keen, grandmother Evelyn Riggs, mother-in-law Wilma Trautman and her beloved pets Shadow and Rowdy.
A celebration of life will be held at the Central Park Elementary in Aberdeen on Saturday Oct. 19, 2019, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made in her name to the Central Park PTO or the Harbor Homeless BackPack program. Checks can be sent to Central Park Elementary, please tag the memo line in Cindy Trautman’s memory for either PTO or the backpack program.