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Hi I'm Lee

I'm a retired program manager in the defense electronics industry; I'm a sculptor; I'm a grandfather, a husband; and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah as a typical Mormon boy. I joined the U. S. Air Force when I was 17 years old. I learned how to be an electronics technician and worked on the Matador guided missile program. When I got out of the military I attended the University of Utah for two years, studying painting and sculpture from Alvin Gittins and Avard Fairbanks. I married a Mormon girl, quit college and moved to Seattle to test, troubleshoot and repair airplane radar systems, radios and avionics equipment. Our first child, a son, was born in Seattle. I lost interest in the Church while in the military and was inactive for several years. We moved back to Utah for a short time while our second child was born, then went to the east coast where I worked at various submarine bases, Cape Canaveral and Washington, D. C.. Our home office was in Anaheim, California. We came back to the Church when our son was old enough to start kindergarten. We knew we had been missing a lot by not attending our meetings and keeping the commandments. On the way back to California, we stopped in Salt Lake City to be sealed together as an eternal family in the Salt Lake Temple. Now our children are grown and have their own families. We have five grandchildren that have completed missions for the Church and three have married in a temple. My wife and I are both temple workers.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormons, so they encouraged me to attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Choosing to return to activity in the Church when my wife and I were still a young married couple with small children has made all the difference in our lives. We have had opportunities to serve others and teach our children to work and to be of service to their communities. Service brings happiness and makes it possible to handle ones own challenges. This is an important aspect of being a Mormon. It is very important for me to know that I am a child of God, who is the Father of my spirit; and that He and our Savior, Jesus Christ are separate individuals, exalted men, and that I was created in their image.

How I live my faith

I work at the Draper Utah Temple in the baptistry, baptizing the youth who come to the temple to be proxies for people who are dead. I also teach a gospel lesson to a group of men my age on Sundays. I am a Neighborhood Watch area leader and I am involved in emergency preparedness in my community. I visit members of my congregation at their homes, some of them are infirm and unable to attend church meetings.