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Judy Burt Mizaur
November 11, 1939 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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In loving memory of Judith “Judy” Burt Mizaur, who passed away on October 10, 2023, at the age of 83 in Ramona, California.
Judy was born on November 11, 1939, in Wausau, Wisconsin. A few years, she moved with her family to Skokie, Illinois where she spent her childhood with her brother, David.
Judy graduated from Niles East High School in 1957. She attended Depauw University in Greencastle Indiana where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. She also obtained her Teaching Certificate from Northwestern University.
Early in her career, Judy was a dedicated Kindergarten teacher and used her creativity to design her classroom and lesson plans. After many years of devoting herself to raising her two daughters, Judy became a realtor, an editor in the corporate learning industry, and an accomplished salesperson.
Judy was passionate about nature and the environment, animals, art and music, world cultures and travel, science and the cosmos. She channeled her creative talents and beautiful singing voice toward her family and friends; with oil paintings of scenic landscapes that decorated her home, sweet notes and drawings from the Tooth Fairy, elaborately wrapped gifts and decorations on Christmas mornings, holiday letters, songs she sang at family events and to her daughters, a children's story inspired by the antics of chipmunks outside her home, and poems written to family members.
As an animal lover, she enjoyed her horses, goats and dogs. She especially loved her horse Belle Star and first Labrador, Duchess.
Judy experienced the outdoors through horseback riding and hiking in the mountains, deserts and forests. She was also an avid amateur astronomer and often stayed up many nights to witness cosmic events unfold. Judy also enjoyed tennis and golf. As part of her community in the San Diego Country Estates, she was a board member and president of the San Vicente Women's Golf Club and a founding member of the Smash Gals tennis team.
Judy was a loving wife, dedicated parent, and an adoring grandparent and great grandparent. She was the sweetest and most caring person, with a bright and friendly smile that she shared generously.
Judy is survived by her loving husband Don Mizaur, daughters Cindy Potter Leidig (Philip Leidig) and Vivian Potter Fiore (Richard Fiore), grandsons Ryan Leidig (Kel DeVille), Trevor Leidig (Ali Kepple) and Jason Fiore, great granddaughter Nova Leidig and great grandson Kane Leidig, sister-in-law Betty Burt, nephews Lawrence Burt (Maureen Burt), Steven Burt (Toddy Burt) and Michael Burt (Teri Burt).
Preceded in death include her loving parents, Edwin Burt and Agnes Leete Burt, and her brother David Leete Burt.
A celebration of her life will be planned in the future. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sierra Club, The Mono Lake Foundation and the Anza-Borrego Foundation.