Cindy Lester Powers

Profile Updated: July 26, 2022
Presently residing: Woodstock, IL USA
Occupation: Retired Travel Agent
Spouse/Partner: Dan
Children: Bradley, born 1980 - wife, Brittney
Valerie, born 1980 - husband, Brandon
Brian, born 1983 - More…wife, Lindsey
Attending 50th-52nd Reunion in 2022?


Number & names attending in 2022:



Toledo, OH

Married? How long?

Yes, 1978, 44 years in October


9 Grandchildren:
Arianna Makala, 15 1/2 yrs.
Alysa Kalani, 13 yrs.
Jaxson Daniel, 10 yrs.
Breighan Paige - 10 yrs
Bryce David - 9 yrs.
Leon Francis - 8 yrs.
Oliver Daniel - 7 yrs.
Wesley Cole - 6 yrs.
Breckin Mitchell - 2 1/2 yrs.

What have you been doing since 1970?

Went to work full time out of CLCHS, took classes at MCC and attended travel school. Have been a Travel Agent for approx. 23 years!
Been married almost 44 years, raised 3 wonderful children and have 9 beautiful grandchildren! Have worked on and off over the years (when not chasing after my kids activities). We love to travel and have been all over and plan on doing much more. Life has been great! And hope it continues to be!
Unfortunately, COVID has hindered our traveling, however, we are now "snow-boarders" as my husband says, in Florida for 5-6 mos. of the year! No more snow for us!!!

School Story:

Have many fond memories of CLCHS. Too many to post....nor am I sure I want to! Probably had way too much fun!!

Where else have you lived?

Ohio, LITH & Woodstock....bought a condo in Ft. Myers for the winter months!!!

Still have family around Crystal Lake area?

Daughter in CL
Son in Woodstock
Mother in Grayslake

How often do you get back to Crystal Lake?


Would you ever move back to Crystal Lake?


Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

Yes...many. Jeanette Madsen, Donna O'Hara, Jackie Harney, Connie Blyton, Deb Schauble, Julie Elsner Harney, Mary Lynn Schnell, Sue Hart Tonyan, Eileen Hurley, Sandy Magnuson Gervais, Anna Maria Barbosa (exchange student from Brazil), many more that I've run into over the years.

Unfilled "Bucket List" items?

Yes...MORE travel!!! Many more places to see and things to do!

What are your favorite memories of high school?

Hmmmm.....The Good Old Days!!! So many....too many to list! The many wonderful lifetime friends I made from CLCHS!! All the games, dances, parties, events.........
I loved it all!

High points of your life since high school?

My Family, my homelife, the friendships I've kept up, the traveling we've been able to do and of course GOLF! I've had 3 hole-in-ones! Life is GOOD!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Time with my family & friends, golf & travel

Travel much?

As much as I can!

Favorite places to go?

Jamaica and anywhere tropical and near the sparkling turquoise waters of the ocean!

Places you want to go?

Many...More Europe, Ireland, Australia, South America, more of the caribbean islands, Maui and the Big Island, Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea. Just about everywhere!

Cool things you've done?

Jumped off a cliff into the ocean in Negril, Jamaica. Swam with the dolphins in Antigua and Ixtapa, Mexico. That was awesome! Kayaking in Kaui. Helicoptor rides in Oahu and Kaui. Ziplining in Costa Rica in February (2009). Another helicopter ride around Mt. McKinley / Denali National Park in Alaska in July (2009). River cruising the Blue Danube (2005) and the Cities of Lights (Paris to Prague - Oct/Nov 2013)! West Coast Journey - Portland, Oregon to Los Angeles, Sept, 2015, National Parks of the Southwest, 2016.....beautiful country we live in!! Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies, July 2019.....incredible! Huge highlight....Egypt, 2017.....Hot Air Balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings and the Nile! WOW....can't top that one!!!

Swam in the ocean?


Watched the sunrise with someone?

Yes, sunrise & sunset with my husband many times!

Sat out in the rain?


Done something you told yourself you wouldn't do?

Probably...I'll never tell!

Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose?


Any gray hair yet?


What would we be surprised to know about you?

Still as shy as ever, until I get to know you.

Favorite Foods?

Just about everything except sweets!

Favorite Drink(s)?

Bloody Mary's and Vodka Martini's w/garlic or blue cheese olives

Favorite Sports?

Playing Golf, watching any sport that my kids and grandkids are playing in!

Favorite Music?

All kinds except heavy metal & opera

Danced your heart out?


How do you relax?

Spend time with my family!
Golf, laying on a beach in the sun with my feet in the water (with a cocktail in hand, of course)!
I also tend to play on the computer alot! Go figure!

How do you see yourself in 10 years?

Retired, enjoying my children and grandchildren, golfing and TRAVELING with my husband!!

Any words of wisdom?

Cherish and enjoy life, live it to the goes by way too quickly!

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Aug 27, 2023 at 11:16 AM

Happy Birthday Sue!! Have a great one, enjoy your day!

Aug 22, 2023 at 5:52 PM

Happy 71st Birthday Nancy!! Hope you have a awesome day and many more happy days to come!!

Aug 22, 2023 at 5:50 PM

Happy 71st Birthday, OH FEARLESS LEADER!!! Wishing you the best birthday ever and many more!!!

Aug 22, 2023 at 5:46 PM

Happy 71st Birthday Jeff!! Hope it's a great one!!!

Jul 12, 2023 at 3:33 AM
May 06, 2023 at 1:42 PM

Happy Birthday Carol! Hope you have a great day!!

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Posted on: Apr 23, 2023 at 2:20 PM

Happy Birthday Don! Hope it's a fun one!! ??????????????

Apr 05, 2023 at 10:35 PM

Happy Birthday Patti! Hope you had a fantastic day!!

Nov 04, 2022 at 11:53 AM

Happy belated Birthday Jeff! Hope it was a good one!!
Wish you many more to come!

Nov 04, 2022 at 11:39 AM

Happy Birthday Judy! Hope it's a good one and you're doing something exciting!
It was so good to see you at the reunion.....LOT'S of FUN!! Can't wait til the next one!!
Happy "70"!!

Sep 04, 2022 at 10:47 PM

Happy Birthday Bob! Hope it's a great one!!

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Posted on: Aug 19, 2022 at 10:16 AM

Happy Birthday Scott! Hope you have a great day!! Enjoy!!!
See you in September at the reunion!!!

Aug 15, 2022 at 6:04 PM

Hi Jay!
Hey, we haven't heard from you regarding the 50th Reunion!! Sure hope you can make it! It's been far too long....7 years thanks to COVID!! We've worked hard in putting this party together for everyone and have a couple of surprises! We're looking forward to seeing you, please come!
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Posted on: Aug 03, 2022 at 11:52 AM

Happy Birthday Chuck! Hope it's a fun one!!!
Wishing you many, many more!
Sure would be nice to see you at the
50th-52nd Reunion!!! How long has it been?

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Watching the Sun rise and the Moon set
while floating over the Valley of the Kings
and the Nile in Egypt!
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Posted: Jun 16, 2022 at 2:58 AM
San Francisco Bay
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Crater Lake, Oregon
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Still "Besties" after all these years!
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Me and my Grandbabies! 2019
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:56 PM
The Lesters - 2008
Cindy, Cherie, Karen, Jackie, Mom & stepdad and David.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Kids in Oahu 2006
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Mary Lynn Schnell Frank, Cindy Ritt, Jeanette Madsen McBeth, Debbie Schauble Miller, Anna Maria Barbosa Pereira, Susie Babington Danielson and Cindy at Finn McCools JAN2009
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Dan & I with our granddaughters, Arianna (2 1/2) and Alysa (newborn)