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Cindi (Cynthia) Lee Jameson
March 14, 2021

Aumsville - Cindi was born in 1961 in the small town of Tacoma, Washington. She passed away with family and friends by her side, just after the sunrise on March 14, 2021 in Salem, OR. She fought a year-long battle with cancer and was taken too soon. She was a quiet girl who spent a lot of her time outdoors whether that be in nature or in the garden. From a very young age Cindi loved the little things in life. This was one lesson she tried to teach everyone she met. Cindi lived in a home with her parents, three sisters, and two brothers. Growing up, Cindi experienced many places and new things throughout living in the Midwest.  As a child she moved around a lot due to her fatherís job. He worked for the largest aerospace company, Boeing, where he played an important part in setting up different testing sites. Every two years or so they moved to a new town, this opened the opportunity for Cindi to meet new people. She was a people person and loved hanging out with each new friend she made, whether it be a person or an animal.

As a child, she took part in many activities such as gymnastics and playing the guitar. Cindi spent a lot of time creating comic books, writing folk music and teaching her best friend, Brenda Sue, how to play the guitar. At the age of 17, her family landed in Kahlotus, WA. where the family had a pig farm. Due to Cindis love for animals, she did not like the practices of the farm and she decided to move to Iowa. In 1978, Brenda Sue introduced her to her future husband James. Now this wasn't any normal introduction, it was over the phone! Although they had never met in person, they spent the next year getting to know one another through conversation. In 1979, she ventured to Texas where she finally met James in person. They fell madly in love and began their life together. In January of 1982, James and Cindi welcomed their daughter, Aster. Their relationship flourished from here leading up to their marriage in September of the same year. This was the beginning of many traveling adventures! In 1987 they moved to Mill City, OR. This is where they began to set down roots. Cindi worked as a stone maker and concrete finisher for her family business. In December of 1990, they welcomed their son, Justin.

In 1996, After 16 years of marriage, James and Cindi decided to part ways which led to her moving to Aumsville, OR. She lived her life caring for others which led to her role as a caregiver. Cindi always loved helping others, she was soft spoken and considerate which made her perfect for this field. In 1999, Cindi met Rick when she began caregiving for Rick's son, Scott. Cindi became Rick's lifelong partner and she thought of Scott as her own child. What started off as a part time position turned into so much more. Over the next 20 years Rick and Scott became a part of her family. In 2004, Cindi became a grandmother which was her greatest success and most important role in her life. She chose to be with her grandkids playing and teaching them the little things in life every chance she had. Cindi had a total of 10 grandchildren. She was overjoyed with excitement waiting on the arrival of her first great granddaughter.

Cindi was the type of person with each new person she met, her family grew by one or a dozen. She welcomed every person she met with open arms. Throughout her life, Cindi was a caregiver and an active horticulturist. She enjoyed working in the garden and showing people new things. She spent her summers by the river hunting for rocks, playing with her grandbabies and spending time with family. She will be remembered for her soft voice, her consideration for others but most of all, she will be remembered for the way she enjoyed the little things in life. That might be sharing a cup of coffee over a sunrise or even a hug.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Loraine Zink. She is survived by her daughter Aster Fenlon and Sean Szmyd, her son Justin Jameson and Jessica Brown. Grandchildren: Maleah, Samantha, Kalista, Bishop, Nelliona, Kyran, Gunner, Topanga, Marley and Paisley. Her life partner Richard Harris and son Scott Harris. Siblings: Terri Standridge, Anita Zink, Jeff Zink, Karen Zink-Conner and Matt Zink.

The celebration of life will be held at a later date for friends and family.


 

 
 

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