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Hi I'm Nola

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, raised and lived in Washington State, with a brief stay in Iran. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of eight children. My husband was a convert of four months when we married. I am now (2018) a widow of 11 years. I have a particular fondness for music and have been the Chorister for Primary (the children's auxiliary), Relief Society (the women's auxiliary) and Sacrament Meeting (our weekly family worship service). As a child I took five years of piano lessons and can still play Fur Elise, but other than that, one-handed is about all I can muster :-). My second love is Family History and its companion Temple Service. I enjoy knitting, needlecrafts (including to a lesser extent, crochet), and (formerly) liquid embroidery painting. I graduated from High School and attended both College and University night classes. I worked for six years, married, worked a couple more years, was a stay-at-home mom for 17 years and then returned to the work force. Except for a two-year early retirement period when we traveled the US in an RV with our daughter that has developmental disability I worked 'till age 76, retiring from Boeing, Clallam County Washington and Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. I am preparing now to embark on a 23-month Mission to labor as a Family and Church History missionary.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born to parents who were members of the Church. They were not active when I was a child. I walked to church with my older sister. As a youth, I attended early morning Seminary before High School for four years. During that time, I studied and gained a testimony of my own of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. About this same time, my father became active and at age 16 he took our family to be sealed in the Temple. I'm a Mormon because I love my family and want to continue those relationships eternally. Having family sealed for time and eternity instead of until "death do ye part" is important to me. The restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides answers to the questions: Why am I here and where am I going. It confirms the prophecies of the Old Testament that there would be an Apostacy from the Church Christ established in the Meridian of time and in the last days, it would again be restored prior to the Second Coming of Christ. The Church gives purpose for life, hope for the future and opportunity to love and serve my fellowman.

How I live my faith

I am a Ward Family History Consultant serving in the Family History Center on a weekly basis and participating in weekly training options and attending RootsTech for the past four years. I am also a Chorister and as a Visiting Teacher, I am learning to love three sisters by personal contact on at least a monthly basis but as frequently as their needs warrant. I try to be an example of living a Christ-like life so that those around me might desire to experience the joy that this brings to my life. I have a General License as an Amateur Radio Operator but don't do much with it since my husband passed on. I try to be supportive of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as they live through life's challenges. But try to remember not to do for them what they can and should do for themselves.