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Hi I'm Cecilia

I was born in Oregon. Our family moved to Utah when I was 12. I met my husband and became a farmer's wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to knit, crochet, garden and read. I am a mother of 2 girls and 2 boys. I have 14 grandchildren, 7 granddaughters and 7 grandsons. My husband and I farmed in Utah for 42 years, raising our children there, and also raising alfalfa hay ( which we cubed and sold to Japan), barley, wheat, corn and oats. At one time we had a herd of 300 mother cows and we fed out the calves and sold them at auction every spring. Every spring my husband, his dad and mother would trail the cows and bulls for a week to their summer grazing area and then in the fall they would round the cows and their calves up and trail them home.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and baptized when I was 8 years old. My husband and I were married in the temple, where I had always dreamed of being married ever since I can remember. I always knew the church was true even when I was young; even explaining the gospel as a child of 4 to a non member friend of the same age. I received a strong testimony of the gospel when I was teaching the young women; as I was reading the lesson one day at work a warm feeling filled my whole body telling me what I was reading was true. There is such a peace when you try to live the gospel principles. I know this church is true. I know that is led by a prophet of God, Thomas S. Monson. I know that Joseph Smith restored the gospel to the earth and that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that I have a Heavenly Father that knows me by name and his Son, our Savior, came to this earth and atoned for my sins. I know that I am a Child of God and His daughter. That is such a comfort to me.

How I live my faith

I started my church callings at 16 when I started playing the organ at church meetings and then I learned how to lead music and have lead the singing for years in the different organizations. Right now I teach the 9 year old children on Sundays. We are studying the Book of Mormon. It is so exciting to see their faces light up when they understand the concepts and the way they love to comment on the lesson. This group loves to sing and it so neat to hear their voices sing the primary songs. I am also a visiting teacher and they are some of the older women of our ward. I take them to their doctor appointments and other places they need to go. It is a great way to learn about their families and become their friends.