Lucinda Kay “Cindy” Coté
Born: June 17, 1946 – Sioux City, Iowa
Entered into Rest: April 20, 2021 – Omaha, Nebraska
Age: 74 Years, 10 Months, 3 days
Survived by children, John Coté (Kristy) and Jeanette VanHaren; grandchildren: Brayden, Allison, Quinlan, Christina, and Remington; siblings, Sharon Latimer (Jerry) and Keith Muth (Lori); and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Larry, and daughter, Kimberly Marie.
MEMORIAL SERVICE observing CDC guidelines: Sunday, May 2nd at 4pm at the West Center Chapel, with dessert reception to follow.
Preceded in death by her husband, Larry Coté; daughter, Kimberly, parents, Vivian and William; stepfather, Elmer Muth. Survived by her children: John Coté (Kristy), Jeanette VanHaren; Grandchildren: Brayden, Allison, Quinlan, Christina, Remington; siblings: Sharon Latimer (Jerry), Keith Muth (Lori).
Cindy was born in Sioux City, Iowa, the younger of two children born to Vivian (Olson) and William Scantlin. She did not know her father well, as her father and mother divorced early in their marriage. Her grandmother had emigrated to the U.S. from Sweden and raised Cindy and her sister, Sharon, on a farm in Iowa. As a young child, Cindy attended a one room schoolhouse in her grade school years. Eventually, the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Her mother, Vivian, then married Elmer Muth, and Cindy and Sharon had a younger brother, Keith, in due course.
Cindy attended and graduated from Omaha South High School where she met, and eventually married, Larry Coté on August 21, 1965. They had three children, Kimberly, John, and Jeanette; and suffered the loss of their first-born to prematurity. Cindy’s greatest joy was being a mom. You could always find her with a book in hands, and occasionally “resting her eyes” while she read. She was hardworking, covering different shifts than her husband so she could be with their two children.
Cindy and Larry moved multiple times creating homes in Tracy, California; then Memphis, Tennessee; and finally, Columbus, Ohio. At each new city, Cindy found a job and continued to work hard. She had many different jobs throughout the years, including Control Data, making computer floppy disks; as a secretary and assistant to a chiropractor; and as a security guard. She and Larry finally moved to Arizona at the end of their working years, and Cindy spent her last years with her husband in quiet retirement with Woody, their Chihuahua/miniature Pincher dog, in Arizona.