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Cynthia Nakagama Raivio

August 1, 1956 November 14, 2011
Cynthia Nakagama Raivio
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Obituary for Cynthia Nakagama Raivio
The loving wife of Matti Arvo Raivio and dedicated mother of Matthew and Scott Raivio passed away in the arms of her husband at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville, Ca. Cynthia “Cindy” Nakagama Raivio was born to Tsugio and Dorothy (Miyaji) Nakagama in Oakland, Ca. Cindy is survived by her husband of 30 years, her two sons, her mother and her older sister, Cathy Lysaght along with her stepmother, Gwen Nakagama and her sister Marilyn Jennings, her two loving sisters-in-law Pauline Reininger (Ronald) and Tyyne Bobucky (Paul), and brother-in-law, Stephen Lysaght and Gary Anderson. She was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her nieces Stefanie Lysaght, Melissa Trammell (Derek), Karena Lout (Todd), and Rebecca Lysaght, Tern Reininger and nephew Ronald Reininger. Her great nieces and nephews, who she loved so much, include Josiah and Sierra Lout, Zion and Dylan Trammell, Ronald J. Reininger, Daniel Reininger, Bradley Iadarola, and Leland Dyer. Cindy was raised in Richmond, Ca. graduating from Richmond High and went on to graduate from Skyline College in 1974 with a degree in Respiratory Therapy. She worked at Doctors Hospital caring for seriously sick patients with the kindness of an angel. Their serendipitous meeting in Cordelia, Ca. convinced her and Matti they were made for each other. They were married a little more then a year later on 12 Sep 1981 When they married, she left that job to became an Air Force wife, supporting Matti¹s career and raising their two boys. Cindy loved the Kuwahara and Kamentani families from Bakersfield and L.A. along with all the many friends she has had and made since childhood. Visitation will be on Monday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 North First Street, in Dixon. A funeral service will be Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please donate to GIST Support International or any Hospice or SPCA of your choice.
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