In Memory

Cecilia Best (Coy)


Cecilia Louise Coy

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Cecilia Louise "Cec" COY "Cec" was the "heart" of Seahurst and her neighbors already miss her. After a brave, three-year fight with breast cancer, she passed away peacefully at 11:50 a.m., September, 22. Born on March 1, 1946 in San Mateo, California, she moved to the Seahurst Community in 1975. She was a flight attendant for Western/Delta Airlines for 34 years. She loved to play the piano and violin, ice skate, garden and paint. At the age of 60, she took up rollerblading! She was fluent in French and pretty good in many other languages. Most of all she was kindness personified. Cec was a "giver," who cared for flower containers in Burien every summer. She loved all animals, and volunteered to teach basic English to inmates at the Women's Prison at Purdy, and to Cambodians, Laotians, Vietnamese, Russians and Hispanics, even while she worked full-time. She leaves behind her aunts: Doris M. Barry and Margaret Ryan, cousins: Diane E. Barry, Jonathan Beachner, Julie Ryan, former husband and good friend, Gary G. Coy, and too many friends to list. Her Memorial Services will be held at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home in Burien, 900 S.W. 146th St. (206) 244-2320 on Thursday, October 5th, 11:00 a.m. Remembrances to Another Chance Pet Adoption, 21915 Marine View S, Des Moines (206-878-1292) or the Salvation Army.
Published in The Seattle Times from Sept. 26 to Sept. 29, 2006

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10/16/13 12:12 PM #1    

Linda Pompeo (Worden)

In the classes that I shared with Cecilia, she was smiley and friendly to everyone and had a great sense of humor. She is just as pretty in her latest picture as she was in high school.

09/16/14 01:34 PM #2    

Bob Beveridge

Cecilia and I walked together down to the dais to get our diplomas at graduation.  We met up again in 1967 in Idaho Falls when she greeted me at the top of the stairs for a flight to SF--it was one those "hey!  I remember you" moments.  RIP Cec.

09/17/14 10:59 AM #3    

Marty Ellison

I worked with Ceci at Western Airlines, the as Delta.  We had  trips together and we'd talk about Highschool, the teachers, classes and people.  I loved those times, and getting caught up with her, so sorry to have lost her way too soon.


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