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Hi I'm Betty Jean

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Idaho, raised in, Washington. After my husband retired from the Air Force, moved back to Idaho.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for 53yrs. We both come from families of 8 children and we are the parents of 8 children, 3 boys and 5 girls. We have 26 grandchildren and 30 gr. grandchildren. Our children have scattered all over the United States, so we don't get to see them all as much as we would like to. But each one is precious to us. I was a stay at home Mom untill my children were grown, then went to work for a Nursing home as Medical Records Director a job that I really loved. I retired after working there for 15yrs. My husband and I are now both retired and love the time we have to spend together or with our family. We raise a garden each year and have many fruit trees and raspberry bushes. We use all that we need and share the rest with family, friends and anyone else in need. I like to read and you can always find me with a book in hand or close by. I love crocheting, embroidery and doll making. Making many afghans, pillow cases and dolls for my children and Gr. children, although developing arthritis in my hands makes it difficult. I also love to bake, take walks, and ride our tandem bike with my husband (weather permitting). I LOVE MY LIFE!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that has been in the church for many generations. Our family descending from past Presidents of the church. I was baptized when I was 8 yrs of age and have been active in the church all my life. And raised my children in the Church. My Dad always told me that members of the church were not born, but that we each had to gain our own testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. At one point in my life, I began to question my beliefs. I began to study the scriptures, and any other church literature I could lay my hands on. My testimony did not come all at once, but little by little, one step at a time. Until it grew into the full knowledge of the gospel that I have now. I have a warm feeling inside that tells me that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, That God is my Father in Heaven and knows me personally and loves me unconditionally. That Jesus Christ my older brother and savior, came to earth and showed us how to live, so we could return and live with him and Our Father in Heaven once again. Because my Husband and I were married in the Temple of God, we will be together and have our family with us through out all eternity. I have many family members who have gone on ahead of me, including my Mother and Father and a Grand Child that died when she was 7 yrs of age. I know that one day I will see them all once again. This knowledge gives me great peace in my life and great happiness.

How I live my faith

I attend my meetings each Sunday, have prayer daily with family and individual, and study my scriptures. I served for over 30yrs as a teacher in the young children  organization which meets each Sunday. Now my husband and I serve by working in the Family History Center, helping others to find their ancesters and do their genealogy. We also serve in the Temple each week. I visit with 5 ladies each month and love them dearly. I try to live my life in such a way that I am a good example to my children and grandchildren and all others that I come in contact with.