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Hi I'm Marilyn

I am a retired teacher in elementary and middle school. I love computers and science fiction. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I attended a Junior College and then a University, graduated in Bacteriology, Chemistry and Math. Years later, after a divorce, I earned a teaching credential for K-8. I retired from the teaching profession after years in grades 5-8. My last area of teaching was Computer Science. I have 3 magnificent sons and 11 wonderful grandchildren. I also have an adopted family and claim 4 more grandchildren from them. I love computers, science, gardening, needlework, and time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from pioneer stock on both sides of my family. My ancestors crossed the plains in Handcarts and Wagons. I had one great, great grandparent who participated in polygamy during the exit. He lived in Iowa. He married 2 or 3 older ladies and assisted them in getting to the Utah valley. At that point they settled in different parts of the territory with other members of their families. Years later he also migrated to Utah with his first wife. I have grown up a Mormon. Following the teachings of the Gospel has given me a healthy, happy life. I have lived most of my life in Utah in small towns that were definitely not Mormon strongholds. The Church as been a strength during difficult times. The Gospel and Church programs made raising 3 sons, as a single parent, far easier.

How I live my faith

During my young years, my family moved a great deal. Thanks to Seminary, Church Institute Programs and University religion courses, I gained a knowledge of the gospel and an appreciation of the life it advocated. I became active with my husband when our oldest son turned 3 and was ready for Primary, the children’s program. I have been active ever since, working with children, teens and adults. I have served Stake Missions, one among to the Hmong people. After retirement I served a full-time Church Education Mission. Then later I began serving in our Mission Offices. I am now an Assistant Wolf Den Leader in Cub Scouts. I would love to correspond with anyone who would like to know more about ‘us Mormons’.