College: BS, Business Ed/English, U of Idaho/Louisiana College; MA, Curriculum & Instruction, BSU
Marriage: John Aldape (Boise HS ’63), October 1968
Children: Son Johnny Aldape and Daughter Jill Aldape—both Boise HS & UI graduates. Johnny married Jenny Enright (parents to our three grandchildren). Jill married Xanti Alcelay. Lucky us—they all live in Boise!
Other than accompanying John on Air Force tours (Philippines & Louisiana), we’ve lived in the Boise area since 1972. A teacher for 28 years, I taught Business at Boise HS for 26 years. Husband John was also a teacher-coach (Longfellow 5th-6th grades) until he “inherited” a business in 1994. He took over management/ownership of a family grocery store in Laughlin, Nevada. Aldape’s Market Place is a 24-hour full-service store with 15 slot machines. In 2000, I joined him in the business. Currently we commute to Laughlin 2-3 times each month. So, we are not yet retired but have done some traveling. We make frequent trips to Gleneden Beach on the Oregon Coast (where I collect and polish rocks). We’ve enjoyed Mexican beaches and a few European trips (most often to the Basque Country). No longer do I ski nor do we take Gold Wing trips (just ride occasionally on back of the Harley). I like watching any football game, pro tennis, and March Madness. I play some racquetball, and I like mus (Basque card game) and bridge. The grandkids—1st grader Josephine and 4-year old twins Johnny & Jimmy—are great fun. Life is good!