Judy Siebecker Cantu                                                                   

Received June 15, 2010

 

 

WISCONSIN HIGH 50th REUNION

 

Husband - Jack Cantu retired General Manager of Hobie Sports (surfboards, Hobie cats). Skis every day in winter and golfs every day in summer.

Daughter – Tamara  husband David of McCall, Idaho. Grandchildren: Saskia 12 years old, Sebastian 9 years and A.J. 9 years
Daughter – Renee 
husband Rob of  Boise, Idaho. Grandchildren:  Mattea 15 years old, Heidi 9 years and Felicia 6 years.
Son – Cody Cantu  wife Erin of Dana Point, California. Granddaughter Kaylie 5 years old.


Parents – deceased
Sister – Susan lives in Madison,
breeds Rex cats and is a Medical Secretary at University Hospital
Brother – Bud and wife Pam
live on their Spring Green, Wisconsin farm, Vice Pres. of a Paving Company, she is an RN at University Hospital.

Sister – Bitsy and husband Gayle Rouff, live in Dousman, Wisconsin, she is retired from State of Wisconsin(Mark Hoover was once her boss)

Sister – Robin and husband Randy Kaja live now in Anderson, South Carolina; he is still with Upjohn Pharmaceutical
Brother – Bill
and wife Laurie moved to Port Wing, Wisconsin near Bayfield on Lake Superior; he continues with Left Bank Wine and Spirits serving that area. They live in a great house that is "off the grid" with a windmill as their electrical source.

 

Pet – Brittany a 4 year old Labradoddle who has only 3 legs and runs faster than every other dog!  We adopted her this winter from the local animal shelter. She is a fabulous addition to our life.

 

We still are happily residing in this mountain ski resort town. All the rooms in our house look out at the ski mountain (Brundage Ski Resort) and we are on a golf course as well.

 

A new passion brought me back into nursing after my initial retirement.  I am a Hospice RN and the administrator of the St. Luke's McCall Hospice and Home Care agency in McCall, Idaho. I do take a day off for golf as well as play in a Couples Golf League with my husband Jack on the weekends.

 

Recently went back to our former home, Dana Point, California as the featured speaker at the City of Dana Point's 20th Anniversary celebration where I was the first Mayor of that city.

 

Travel whenever possible. I am still enjoying the challenge of Genealogy. I love to cook and entertain family and friends.

June 2015

Wisconsin High School

55th Reunion – July 24 – 25, 2015

 

Returned to my maiden name after I choose to get divorced three years ago...both my marriages lasted 22 years.  No regrets about either marriage or either divorce; remain friends with both exes’.

 

Retired 3 years ago...had a wonderful, varied 50 year career as a Registered Nurse.  Thank you University of Wisconsin Madison Nursing School for the great education.  Worked as a nurse in Wisconsin, California, Guam, Marianas Islands, Connecticut, Philadelphia and Idaho.  Most recently started a Hospice agency in McCall, Idaho…served as the Administrator for 11 years before retirement.

 

Sold our big home and moved over the mountain to McCall, Idaho.  Bought a condo in McCall so I can resume my passion for travel.  Spent three months in the Austrian Alps last winter with my best friend, Karl, who has a home in McCall and a home in his hometown in the Alps.  I love Austria – the food is fresh and wholesome, the people fun loving, the scenery spectacular.  Plan to spend half the year in McCall and half the year in Austria.

 

Both my daughters are doing well in their careers and enjoying their husbands and children. Tamara and family live here in McCall. Renee and family are just 2 hour drive south in Boise.  I feel so blessed to be able to be an active part in the lives of my 6 grandchildren.  You will get to meet my eldest grandchild, Saskia Bock, who is 17, at the reunion as she is starting "the college hunt" and will tour St. Olaf College and UW Madison during our trip.

 

All five of my siblings are well.  I will get to spend time with all the Siebeckers while home for the reunion.

 

I am still passionate about golf, figure skating, gardening and cooking.  This past weekend, I went kayaking for the first time and loved it.  I volunteer twice a week....once for the local Hospital and once where I am an apprentice for the most renowned herbalist in Idaho who lives here in McCall.  I wish I had known about nontraditional/herbal medicines when I was practicing nursing!  I am amazed at how healthy I have become since adopting the Paleo choices and herbal supplements.

 

I happily attend a Congregational Church here in McCall.  Am a member of a number of community organizations.  Have kept my promise to myself to not get into local politics....those 8 years on City Council and Mayor of Dana Point, California were a joyful time for me...however there is a season for all things and now I select travel, fun, family and love of life for this season of my life.

 

Well...you can see I am as verbose as ever.  Looking forward to our time together in July.