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Carol Boyle Milder

Profile Updated: March 7, 2023
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Pocatello, ID USA
Doug (widowed)
Nurse Practitioner (Oncology/Hematology)- retired.
Meagan Joelle- born July 1988
Anna Christine- born Oct. 1990

Grandbaby Athena Mae- born More…December 2022
Yes! Attending Reunion

I attended SAHS Soph and Jr. years ('78 and '79.) My senior year was in Carmel, Indiana (Dad stationed at Ft. Ben Harrison, post long since closed)- then off to Univ. of Iowa- Go Hawkeyes!!! I graduated with a BS in nursing from the Univ. in May, 1985- married June, 1985 to Doug Milder. His master's was from the Univ. of Iowa in Recreation Services. We met on the B-Ball court in intramurral co-ed basketball (he “had a great jump shot!") We stayed in Iowa City for 3 years, then moved to Va. Tech Univ. (Blacksburg, Va.) for Doug's work- Assocate Directer Recreation Services. We stayed there for 6 years; we then moved across the country to Idaho State University (Pocatello, Id.), again for Doug's work (Directer Recreation Services.) I worked in the neurosurgical/neurotrauma division at Iowa, then moved into critical care (Surgical, Medical, and Cardiac) at both private and VA hospitals in Va. I loved caring for our veterans, as could share and relate to many stories RE: Army life. I earned a MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner at ISU in May, 1997, working for 8 years in private practice (Internal Medicine/Oncology/Hematology.) I moved to the hospital in 2004 to specialize in Hem/Onc. I retired in 2016.

Elder daughter, Meagan Joelle, was born in 1988 in Iowa City. She earned a BA in Mass Comm/Advertising in 2012, and is now the Marketing/Graphic Designer at the corporate headquarters of Idaho Central Credit Union in Chubbuck, Id. Younger daughter, Anna Christine, was born in Roanoke, Va. in 1990. She earned a BA in PR/Marketing from ISU in 2016, and then her K-8 certification in elementary ed. She teaches in a charter school here in Pocatello.

My parents retired in Belton, a small town outside Ft. Hood, Tx. Mom passed from ALS in Nov. 2016; Dad from dementia and stroke in 2020. Brian lives in Annandale, Va., and is a retired Col. in the Army (attended West Point.) He is married with two boys. Brother Kevin is a retired Col. (attended Norte Dame on an Army ROTC scholarship)- and an academic attending Physician and Head of Ob GYN in Honolulu, HI. Single- active marathoner/swims in the ocean daily (I'm jealous!!)- We all travel lots and, although spread out, try to see each other two-three times/year.

Northwest USA is beautiful! Love the mountains and open vistas...

I was able to connect with see Lisa Cloud, my dear friend in Korea, several times as my parents retired in Texas, and she lives just north of Austin. I miss her...

Our eldest married in October 2019, and continues as the graphic designer at ICCU. She and Gary had our first grandchild, Athena May, this past December- what a joy she is! Our youngest has a nice fellow too.

Sadly, my husband, Doug, was diagnosed with a horrifically aggressive lymphoma in July, 2021. Although he went through extensive therapy, he ultimately passed last November. My experience as an Oncology Nurse practitioner was, of course, very helpful -but at times I simply just wanted to be his wife. I continue to adjust, realizing that grief is not linear. There are good days and bad, good moments and sad -but time marches on, and we adjust…

My sister-in-law and I are headed to visit Kevin in Hawaii next week. Looking forward to getting out of the cold and snow!!

My brothers and I will travel to Ireland this fall to see Notre Dame play Navy. We are excited to explore our genealogy and watch the Irish beat Navy

Brian, his wife Jean, Kevin, and I (along with Lisa Cloud) plan to attend the SAHS reunion in Vegas this June. We look forward to reconnecting with many old friends and their families as well.


School Story:

I loved the food at the golf club- Fried rice with the gang, then off to the Teen Scene dances!!

Whenever "Saturday Night Fever" is on AMC, I relive the late '70's and all that encompassed- wow- what a time....

Dave Drake and Phil Schreck came to visit Brian and me at The Univ. of Iowa- flaming shots of rum comes to mind- hmmmmmmmmm..We continued to solve all the worlds problems, and were amazed at how small the world really was...

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Mar 07, 2023 at 9:53 AM
May 23, 2021 at 3:17 PM

Hi Patrick- You don't know me, but I have the same question you do- why 2 reunions in 1 year?- my brother's (Brian and Kevin) and I would like to attend one of them, but don't, of course, want to miss seeing fellow classmates that we had so many shared experiences with..... Please let me know!- Caro (Boyle) Milder (class of 1980.)