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Hi I'm Judy

I was a Powell, Wyoming farm girl who came to Puget Sound. I love the family life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am ordinary in every way. I went to college, married, and had a large family, just like the one I had as a child. My childhood was ideal on a farm where the winters were very cold and the summers were scorching. There was plenty to do that was both hard work and fun. I am now retired, but find each day busier than the last. Along with my husband, I am a "granny-nanny" for two pre-school grandchildren several days a week. Having children in my life changes my focus from personal trivial things to the joy of the child. Other grandchildren fill our days as well. From pulling weeds to making compost, gardening is good medicine for me. Flowers and fresh vegetables are a bonus. I keep changing my favorite flower. My collection of fabric tells another story of projects that are yet to be a quilt or clothing someday. I am learning to refinish furniture and find woods can be as beautiful as fabric. Recently my husband and celebrated 50 years of marriage. I am thankful that we were equally dedicated to our marriage and our family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, but there was a point where I had to make a personal determination on how I wanted my life to be. I knew I didn't want the struggles that came with bad choices. I went looking for the blessings instead and found them in trying to do the right thing. I found the path for this choice in the words and life of Jesus Christ. I loved the stories of the Old Testament prophets who told of His coming, the stories of the New Testament which were about him personally, and the stories of the Book of Mormon which tied it all together. My faith has never failed to sustain me through whatever life has brought. The counsel of our church leaders help to guide us through the confusion of world events. I feel secure knowing they are inspired of our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Sunday is my favorite day of the week! Going to church every Sunday and making that day special is one of the best practices to keep my faith in tact. As a child, my father would listen to gospel music on Sunday morning while getting ready for church, and my mother would study her Sunday School lesson. I wanted to duplicate the good feelings that brought when I had my own family. So every Sunday it is the Tabernacle Choir in our house. And there are plenty of lessons to study. Loving, forgiving and helping family members and others is the best way I know to live what Jesus taught. I work with the women in the congregation. I am concerned for their well being both spiritually and physically. Then I organize assistance where it is needed. I try to follow the example of Jesus Christ.