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Hi I'm Lloyd

I grew up in a very rural area of Utah, the Uintah Basin,on a small farm. I had a horse and dog and herded cows a lot.

About Me

I grew up as a farm boy and dearly loved the combination of freedom and responsibility such a life entailed. After highschool I worked for an oil exploration company in the 4 corners area of the country. I married a beautiful girl, Maura Hurley, in the Salt Lake Temple 1n 1956. I received a BSME in 1960 and enjoyed a career in engineering in Southern Cal from 1962 until I retired in 2001. We have lived in the same beautiful little town from the day we came to Cal and still love it much. We have four children and presently 12 grandchildren, all of whom we love dearly. Since retiring, in my free time I like to read good biographies. One of my favorite authors is David McCullough. I also like to teach in the Church and spend a lot of time in study of the scriptures. If I have a hobby it would have to be gardening, although I certainly do not consider myself an expert. 

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church and was baptized in a lake when I was 8 years old. My family, consisting of my father, mother and two siblings were sealed for time and eternity in the SLC temple when I was 13, two more sisters were born afterwards. I did not participate much in the Church during my teenage years, but did get my act together in my late teens and have been faiithful since. I have served in many capacities in the Church and it has been a great blessing to me and my family. After retiring my wife and I seved a mission in Washingto D C. It was a marvelous experience. We met and taught people from 33 different countries and enjoyed their friendship immensly. 

How I live my faith

 I have been blessed to serve in some significant leadership callings in the Church as well as callings to teach. I have enjoyed them all and have been much blessed by such service. I presently serve as a sealer in the Los Angeles Temple and as the patriarch in my stake. In my capacity as a sealer I perform ordinances for both the living and the deceased to seal families together for time and eternity. As a stake patriarch I pronounce the Lords blessings upon faithful Church members who receive recommends for such blessings from their Bishops. Both callings are very demanding spiritually and I am totally dependent upon the Lord for His guidance in serving. We have lived in the same house for 45 years and have enjoyed the association of kind and caring neighbors for all that time. I try to visit several of my older neighbors weekly and enjoy doing so.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

 Our basic beliefs are stated in the 13 Articles of Faith which are found in the small book of scripture called The Pearl of Great Price. We also believe in the potential for families to be eternal, that the love and sweet associations we enjoy in our families here in mortality will be enjoyed and greatly enhanced in our next life if we make and keep sacred covenants received in the temples. We also believe that all mankind are literally the spirit children of God The Father and that we should care for and treat one another as such. Show more Show less