DeLoyd (Dee) Cazier
Why do I feel like I’m writing my obituary? LOL Ok, here goes…
First – I’M EXCITED TO SEE YOU ALL!
Attended BYU for three semesters (rooming with Borah classmates Charlie Dahlquist and then Dan Tippetts. Served LDS mission in France/ Switzerland. Upon return switched to Boise State College --accounting major. Recruited by Boise Cascade Corporation. Spent 26 years there. Then five years working with a brilliant inventor, hoping to strike it rich. But that didn’t happen, so returned to the world of large corporations where I didn’t have to worry about cash flow every day. In 2004 joined Morrison-Knudsen. Am currently with them, but after being acquired we are now called AECOM. Serving as Director of Benefits for AECOM’s Nuclear & Environment business unit, with oversight responsibility for the pension plans, 401(k)’s and healthcare benefits at several Dept. of Energy sites. Grateful to have the luxury of working from home. Will retire in early 2016.
Married Mary Belnap (Borah ‘67) and sadly, we divorced in 2005. Have six incredible kids – they’re all boys -- except for five of them. Five of the six live in the Boise area and youngest is in Colorado. Together they’ve produced TWENTY-SEVEN grandkids (yes, you heard me correctly LOL). Lived in Boise/Meridian until 2007, and then moved to Springville, Utah. Still get to Boise very frequently to visit kids and grandkids and to spend time at McCall cabin.
Staying in shape has been a priority since the early 80’s after playing in a basketball game, barfing and thinking I was going to die – I realized how out of shape I was. So took up running, did the Race to Robie Creek and have been hooked on running ever since. A huge fan of hiking and exploring the great outdoors. Enjoy cycling (both mountain and road bikes), dirt biking, boating, water & snow skiing, white water rafting, and road trips. Too many close calls on Harley forced me to trade the Hog in on a convertible, so still can feel the wind through my hair. (What hair, Cazier?). Also enjoy taking care of my yard. Upon retirement, am planning to follow Dan Tippett’s example and train to compete in the Huntsman Senior Games in cycling and track & field and plan to do a lot of traveling and enjoy life even more than I already do.
DEEP THOUGHTS (not so deep really)
- Grateful for having had the privilege of spending my high school years associating with all of you great/fun people, and am grateful for the friendships that have continued through these past 50 years.
- We grew up at a great time in history. Often think about life for teenagers TODAY compared to our life BACK THEN. Wouldn’t trade what we had for anything today. Were we lucky or what!!!
- Grateful that being BALD is the IN THING. My timing was perfect!
- Grateful for all those fun high school CRUSHES I had.
- Grateful for the bounteous blessings and happiness life has afforded me.
My motto: ISN’T LIFE GREAT! Did I mention that I’M EXCITED TO SEE YOU ALL???
MY SINCERE THANKS TO THE REUNION COMMITTEE FOR YOUR HARD WORK TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!