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Official Obituary of

Cynthia Lynn Zarazua

October 12, 1957 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Cynthia Zarazua Obituary

Cynthia Lynn Zarazua


Cynthia Lynn Zarazua of Milwaukee

b: 10-12-1957  Topeka, KS   d: 3-28-2024 Milwaukee, WI

Eldest darling daughter of Celia Cameron (nee Morales) and Ignacio "John" Zarazua. Beloved Wife and Companion of Paul Cebar. Dear Sister of the late Rogelio Zarazua, the late Ignacio John Zarazua Jr. (Kathy), Frank (Laurie) Zarazua, Diana Zarazua-Pennington (Dale), Richard (Paula) Zarazua, Elizabeth (Joe) McCune, and Tino (Claudia) Zarazua. Further survived by a myriad of relatives, friends, colleagues, former students, and her treasured fellow dancers and lovers of music and literature.


Topeka- Lafayette Elementary

Holiday Junior High

Highland Park High School

Lawrence KS-

Kansas University where she earned two Bachelors Degrees


Her work history of non-profit service began at the age of 14. Her mission was to improve the lives of poor people and people of color. She worked for those in need of affordable legal services, Native Americans, battered women, those on death row, immigrants and refugees and people on the street. Lessening the burden of others was her goal.


In Kansas:

Legal Aid of Topeka

Squeezer's Palace - Lawrence

Willow Domestic Violence Center- Lawrence

In New Orleans:

Bergen Gallery

Everybody's Aerobics

LCAC -investigator at Louisiana Capital Assistance Center


In Milwaukee:

Que Pasa Books - founded and managed bi-lingual bookstore

Literary Services of Wisconsin (LSW) ESL instructor

International Learning Program (ILP) of Neighborhood House

-Associate, and then, Director of this school serving a refugee population teaching ESL and Citizenship preparation for the past 12 years


A Celebration of Her Remarkable Life will take place at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery (917 West Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233) on Sun. May 19th, 2024.  Gathering at 3:00 PM with a Eulogy, Prayer and Sharing of Memories at 4:00 PM.  Food and Fellowship will follow.   Further details about a Celebration of Cynthia's Life in her native Topeka KS is still pending but will be available here shortly.


In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation in her name to:   

-L.C.A.C. Louisiana Capital Assistance Project

-The Innocence Project

-Planned Parenthood

-I.L.P. International Learning Project of Neighborhood House



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Eulogy, Prayer, and Sharing of Memories
May 19, 2024

4:00 PM
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
917 West Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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