10/26/1956 – 09/14/2020
Cyd passed away due to Parkinson’s related complications in Fort Collins, CO at 63 years old. The love of her life, husband Dan, was at her side along with family and friends. In addition to her husband Dan she has three siblings Jan, Lynne, Tom, her mother Joan plus several wonderful nieces and nephews.
Cyd loved to travel and lived in three countries and 20 places in the US. Her home in Fort Collins was her all time favorite by far. She attended college in Copenhagen for a year and lived in Togo as a Peace Corp Volunteer for 2 years. She was an early eco warrior who picked up trash as a kid in her local park in Westlake, OH. She was a Vegan for 40 years driven by a desire for a better world and personal health. Copenhagen opened her eyes to design and transportation issues. She got her Masters in Architecture when she was 40 from the University of Oregon. She pushed the grocery chain Albertsons to install bike racks in all their stores. She loved volunteering with seniors and the Poudre Library.
Cyd was a water-lover and favorite vacations were beach-related. She travelled the world in search of the perfect sandy spot. She was artistic and creative and had a unique sense of style. Cyd was an early feminist and Coogan was her last name, her husband Dan took her last name.
I would like to thank my family, my husband, Dan, for your unwavering love, tenacity and patience. I truly don’t know what I would do without you. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to bikefortcollins.org to continue her vision of creating a vibrant livable community.