Cynthia Marie Walker
May 8, 1960 – May 14, 2018
Cindy was born on May 8th, 1960 to David and Judy Epling in Salem, Oregon. She lost her 2 ½ year battle with brain cancer on May 14th, 2018 and went home to be with her Lord and Savior.
Cindy graduated from Ashland High School and attended Southern Oregon College. She later attended and graduated from the University of Oregon.
Cindy married Scott Walker, who she had met after college graduation, in 1989. They have two wonderful children, Maggie and Griffin. Maggie and Griffin were Cindy’s life. She was involved in all of their activities and was always on the bench/bleachers/course to watch their sporting events.
The Walker family moved to Colorado Springs in 2001 from Auburn , WA and have called it home since . Cindy worked for USAA Insurance for 29 years before her illness forced her to leave on disability in 2016.
Cindy had a passion for life and loved spending time, and laughing, with her family and friends. She always thought of others first and was known for baking to welcome, congratulate and console her friends or even people she barely knew.
Cindy loved to read until her cancer took the ability to read words. Instead of giving up something she loved , she developed a new passion for Audio books. The monthly book club book gave her excitement and purpose. Her last few months were filled with Friends, Family, Facebook and Pinterest.
Cindy also loved to spend time planting her pots and caring for her flowers. She also loved long walks in the park, which Cindy and Scott were able to do quite often up until her passing.
And then there was her passion for everything Oregon Ducks. Although she was not the biggest sports fan, she loved her Ducks and was known for throwing the best tailgaters around. Cindy was always recognized around town as her white mini-van always had a large yellow O on the back window.
Cindy is survived by her husband Scott ( Colorado Springs ), daughter Maggie ( Dallas, TX ) and son Griffin ( Colorado Springs ) She is also survived by her Sister, Lisa Murray and her husband Rick. ( Klamath Falls. OR ) and Cindys niece, ( Lisa’s Daughter) Megan Epling, ( Creswell, OR) Also her sister in law Cathie Jarboe and her husband Scott. ( Palm Desert, CA)
Cindy is also survived by her many, many, many friends,. Her last 2 ½ years were made very special because of the ongoing support she received from all of her friends and family. She often talked about how blessed she was to have all of you in her life.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Cindy on Friday June 8th at 1:00 PM at Woodmen Valley Heights Campus. ( This is not the main Campus. It is out East, off Woodmen Rd , East of Powers. )
Remembrances can be made in Cindy’s name to the American Brain Tumor Association. ABTA 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 550 Chicago, IL 60631 www.abta.org
- Celebration of Life Service Friday, June 8, 2018
Cynthia Marie Walker
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June 8, 2018
Cindy always shared such life and laughter with all who knew her. I will always remember the many holidays shared in Federal Way! Most of all out kids picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch! Sweet Maggie was so attentive to Jack!! Also Christmas at the home in Auburn! Cindy made everyone feel like family! Her love for her family and friends is what makes her so special!! Much love to Scott Maggie and Griffin from the Bahen’s
June 7, 2018
I had the pleasure of meeting Cindy at Lifetime Fitness. She already had the tumor at that point. She attended my aqua fitness class and was very committed to coming. She loved the water. She always made me smile and never gave up the fight. She touched my soul. A very special place in my heart.
Pam and Allen Matzke
June 5, 2018
Cindy was an amazing woman with the biggest heart. She had a kind word and smile for everyone. What we remember most about Cindy is her sense of humor....nothing could get her down. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Scott and all the family.
June 4, 2018
I will always remember Cindy’s ready smile and laughter. She was a very special lady who admirably faced her disease with exceptional determination, perseverance and courage. I feel very fortunate to have known her and shared some very fun times. My heartfelt condolences to her family.