Cynthia Youngblood

January 7, 2011

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Cynthia Youngblood, of Newcastle, died at home, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. She was 53.

Cynthia Youngblood

There was a viewing Dec. 22 at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. Committal was at Upper Hillside Cemetery. There was also a memorial at Calvary Fellowship Chapel in Montlake Terrace.

Cynthia was born in Columbus, Wis., on April 14, 1957. The second oldest of five daughters of Raymond and Shirley Keck, she grew up on a dairy farm in Berlin, Wis. After graduating from high school, Cynthia went on to the University of Wisconsin, where she graduated with degrees in fine arts and teaching.

In 1986, Cynthia went to Alaska to work on a fishing boat. There, she met Jon, her husband. They had two children, Brandon and Brenna. While raising her children, she became a home schoolteacher. The family moved to the Newcastle area in about 1995.

Her passions were drawing, poetry and freelance writing. Her inspiration came from her Christian faith.

She was a comfort to those in pain, a mentor to creative minds and a compassionate listener to those who had faltered.

She was the first to forgive and the last to receive. “Sacrificial love for the sake of others” defined her life. She was truly a good and faithful servant.

She is survived by loving husband Jon; son Brandon; daughter Brenna; her father Raymond; sisters Suzie, Sarah, Linda and Becky; brother Mathew; and one grandson.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at

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