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Hi I'm Susan

Grew up close to grandparents and cousins. Married, moved around some, came back home. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful guy and we have 5 sons and 3 daughters. Our youngest son still lives at home. We have 18 grandchildren. I enjoy doing things with my family such as camping, hiking, gardening and traveling. My favorite hobby is family history. I served a part time Family History Mission for 2 1/2 years doing support for familysearch.org and I help in a family history center here in town. I also serve at our local Daughters of Utah Pioneers museum. It is funny that history is such a big part of my life now, because when I was young it was my least favorite subject.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS family (Mormon). We were a close-knit family and I did a lot with my parents and five brothers and also with grandparents and cousins. When I was 5 years old, my grandmother died. She lived next door to me and this was my first experience with death. Then five years later, my favorite cousin and closest friend was killed in a ranching accident. Three days later my grandfather died. These experiences got me thinking about if there was life after death and the purpose of life. As Mormons, we believe in life after death and that we will be resurrected and live with our family forever. This knowledge brings a sweet peace that lifts my spirit. It is because of the atonement and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ, that we will be resurrected and have the chance to live with our families and with Him forever.

How I live my faith

I am a family history consultant in my ward. I teach family history during Sunday School class. I also help at our family history center on Friday afternoons. Family history is a lot of fun, but can be very time consuming. I am constantly juggling spending time with the living and spending time searching for the dead. Discovering and gathering family pictures and stories and figuring out missing family links is very satisfying especially with the technology of today. I love to share this with my family -- so they know who they are. I also volunteer at our Pioneer Museum. It is great fun to show people the artifacts and histories we have gathered of many of the early settlers of our area.