Cynthia Novotny

September 26th, 1953 - July 22nd, 2023

In Loving Memory of Cynthia Novotny.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Cynthia Novotny, who departed this world on July 22nd, 2023. She was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of everyone she met with her love, energy, and free spirit.

Cynthia was born near Pittsburgh in North Braddock, Pennsylvania on September 26th, 1953. From here, she began traveling the world. A true free spirit, Cynthia had an insatiable thirst for adventure which led her to explore the far corners of the globe, immersing herself in diverse cultures and forging connections with people from all walks of life. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Cynthia could attest to her infectious energy and zest for life. She approached each day with a vibrant spirit, embracing adventures and opportunities with a contagious smile.

Because of this and her intellect, curiosity and a quest for knowledge, Cynthia led an extraordinary life, marked by her study in the field of nursing and law. She graduated from the Franciscan Hospital School of Nursing in 1977, then receiving her B.A. from the University of Washington in 1992 and then her J.D. from the University of Washington school of law in 1996. As a lawyer, she championed justice for her clients, many of which were victims of their inherited surroundings as abused and mistreated orphans around Washington State. She fought passionately for their rights with integrity and sense of fairness, earning her respect and admiration from colleagues and clients alike.

Throughout her life, Cynthia demonstrated an unparalleled energy and spirit. She had immense capacity for love and compassion that truly defined her. Cynthia had a vibrant earthly energy with a profound connection with nature and the world around her. Whether it was embracing the beauty and serenity of Decatur Island or feeling the sand beneath her feet on the shores of Maui, she found solace and joy in the embrace of the earth.

She had a heart that knew no bounds, an astonishing sense of style and independence. Her love nurtured and uplifted those around her.

As we mourn her passing and celebrate her life, we take solace in the memories she leaves behind—the laughter shared, the wisdom imparted, and the love freely given. Cynthia will forever hold a special place in our hearts, and her legacy of her energy, and free spirit will continue to shine bright in the lives she touched.

She is survived by her son, Adam Noyes, his wife Karen Noyes, and their two children Nikolas and Adriana Noyes; and her daughter, Whitney Beattie, her husband James Beattie, along with their two children Bo and Wes Beattie. May she rest in peace, forever remembered and cherished.

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