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Hi I'm Marilyn

I have lived in Colorado most of my life, and with my husband, raised 4 children here. I have pioneer ancestors and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in California and then moved to Idaho when I was five years old. My family then moved to Colorado where my father, who was a pilot in WWII, became active duty military again and was stationed at the Air Force Academy. I graduated from high school there, then went to Brigham Young University in Provo where I met my husband who was from Las Vegas, Nevada. We lived in Utah and eventually settled in Colorado where we raised our four children, two boys and two girls. Two of our children are now married and I am a grandma to 4 grandchildren. Our married children live in Texas and Georgia, one son attends school at BYU/Utah and another daughter works and lives in CO. I have always loved the arts, anything creative. I sew and quilt, and love doing crafts. I enjoy cooking and baking - making sugar cookies is my specialty. I like to ride bikes, go hiking, play tennis and ski the mountains of Colorado. After high school, I attended college for three years so right now, I am taking online classes to finish my degree through BYU. I can do it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church and have chosen to follow the paths of my anscestors and my family, who were members of the church. I had several who crossed the plains with the Mormon pioneers in the 1800's. They went through many hardships to come to the Salt Lake Valley. They were determined and had a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the church. This has strengthened me and helped me to know of the truths in the Church. My legacy is a great blessing to me and has helped me to stay strong and active as a member of this wonderful church.

How I live my faith

I have served in many areas of the church. I have taught the young children and have served many hours with the youth, which has been my favorite. I taught them lessons at church on Sunday and planned and carried out weeknight activities. One activity I participated in was when my husband and I went on three pioneer treks with the youth pulling handcarts for three days in Wyoming. The activity was for the youth and their leaders to experience somewhat of what the pioneers went through in their journey to the west. We sewed skirts and bonnets to wear. We pulled handcarts, waded through the rivers, cooked our food in Dutch ovens, and slept on the plains. It really taught us how easy our lives are compared to those who came before us. It taught us appreciation of all that we have. I have also served in the women's organization where I have helped put on dinners, taught classes such as sewing and other skills, and many other activities. I enjoy visiting other women from church each month in their homes and getting to know them better. We all help each other out by finding out what needs there are. There is a great network of the women in the church.