Cynthia Anne Watkins Pool
July 30, 1962 - June 9, 2009
Cynthia Anne Watkins Pool, of Tonto Basin, died June 9, 2009 in Lander, Wyo. She was born July 30, 1962 in Montclair, N.J. to Audrey J. and David L. Watkins.
She attended Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pa. After graduation, she attended Penn State University in University Park, Pa.; Catonsville Community College in Catonsville, Md.; University of Maryland in Baltimore, Md. where she earned a bachelor’s in chemical engineering; and Towson University where she earned a master’s in education.
Mrs. Pool worked at Martin Marietta Corporation and Energetics Incorporated in Columbia, Md.; North Harford High School in Pylesville, Md.; and Payson High School in Payson.
She completed numerous Boston Marathons, qualified and completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon, and qualified for the Duathlon World Championships, she enjoyed swimming, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. She also enjoyed her dogs and other pets.
Mrs. Pool was named Teacher of the Year at North Harford High School; and received numerous awards at Payson High School.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Pool; children, Mack (Joey) Carpenter III of Tucson, David Carpenter of Westminster, Md. and Jamie Pool of Maryland; parents, Audrey J. and David L. Watkins of Washington, N.C.; sisters, Denise Filson of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and Dawn Mitchell of Pinehurst, N.C.; and father of Joey and David Carpenter, Mack Carpenter II of Westminster, Md.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 17 at the Payson High School auditorium.