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Hi I'm Dick

I'm a Mormon and have been for the past 61 of 69 years. My life has been filled with challenges, rewards, highs and lows.

About Me

I am a happy 69 years old man who has been married to my sweet heart for 45 years. We have been blessed with 6 children one of which died at a very young age. We have 19 grandchildren which keep us jumping. My wife and I graduated from college in the spring of 1967 and entered right into the workforce. I retired after working 38 years for the Federal Government. We have and do now enjoy travel, camping, hiking, hunting, biking, golf and contributing our time in the service of our family and others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family but as with all things in life, I had to learn for myself the truthfulness of our Father In Heaven's plan. In school my beliefs were challenged. During military training my beliefs were challenged. During a long work career my beliefs were challenged. The loss of our second daughter challenged my beliefs. However, in all cases, the challenges were met and over come by the teachings of our lord and Savior. Joy and hope replaced sadness. Understanding replaced lack of knowledge. Courage replaced fear. Now, as I am in my older years, I know that my children and grandchildren can have the same joy and happiness that I do if they will follow our Fathers plan. This is a great comfort to me.

How I live my faith

I have attempted to live my life in such a manner that my Father In Heaven will say to me some day, "well done good and faithful servant". I have always tried to be honest, helpful and kind in serving others that I have met or had dealings with. I worked with the scouting program for over 15 years putting more miles on my trucks and on my feet than I can remember. My wife and I have had a number opportunities in these later years of leaving our home for up to 18 months at a time to serve as missionaries for our church. We have paid our own way in this service but have been more than compensated with the blessings we have received. In our neighborhood, we reach out to help where ever we can. We have helped clean the area, paint homes do food drives, take meals to those in need. We love our country and have helped in the area of politics working as election judges, handing out pamphlets and voting. We truly try to love our neighbors as ourselves.