Cynthia Louise “Cindy” Cole

Date of Death

June 30, 2018

Cindy’s family sadly announces her passing on Saturday June 30, 2018.

Cindy was strong, adventurous, loving, stubborn, dedicated, and supportive. She was a beloved wife, an inspirational mother, an adored G’ma, a devoted sibling, a caring educator, and a compassionate friend.

Cindy Cole was born in Spokane, Washington to William M. Cole and Lois J. Cole. The middle child, Cindy spent her early years with her older sister Susan and her younger brother Steve.

Cindy graduated from Shadle Park High School Class of 1967, the University of Washington in 1973 and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1989.

Following her first marriage and the birth of her first child, Ellyn, she met the love of her life, Bill Price and settled down in Paso Robles, California. The birth of her second child, Calli, completed the family. Bill’s cancer diagnosis and subsequent passing was a sad ending to their 13 year marriage.

Cindy was a dedicated high school guidance counselor for much of her career, working for more than 20 years in the field, at both Paso Robles High School and Dos Pueblos High School.

Retirement in 2010 brought travel, adventure, and new prospects. She cared for her beloved grandson Jax. She took a job in Panama from an ad on Craigslist. She married Dr. John Ziomek on the cliffs of Shell Beach. She fought her cancer diagnosis to the end, and lived life to the fullest even during that time.

Cindy is survived by her loving husband John Ziomek, her two daughters, Ellyn Cole and Calli Price, Calli’s husband Chris Houde, and her grandson Jackson “Jax.” She also leaves behind her brother, Steve Cole, his wife Jeri, their daughter Alysse and her husband, Matt, as well as her nephew, Travis Hawk, and his family.

The family is much indebted to their private caregiver Mary Mankin for the care, dedication and love she showed.

Cindy didn’t want a service, but there is a celebration of her life planned for July 22nd in Santa Barbara, California. For details, please email In lieu of flowers, her family asks that you make a donation to a charity of your choice in her memory.


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