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Hi I'm Ruth

I'm a military wife, retired in Co.. a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in  Illinois. In 1942 when World War II broke out, I went to work in Washington, D.C. for the Government. There I met a cadet from West Point who later became my husband. Due to Academy poligy we waited for three years before marrying. I jumped into the life of a military wife and enjoyed the travels and other duties that came with it. I have two children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren with one on the way.I have served as president of several military and civilian organizations and on advisory boards of military wives. In the role of a commander's wife I organized and directed the affairs for the wives of my husband's command so that they could effecively support their husbands. Twice I said farewell to my husband, when he served 16 months in Korea and a year during the Vietnam war. While he was in Vietnam I worked three years at the CIA Hqs in Langley, Va. In Brussels, Belgium, I served as Vice President of the American International Interdenominational English speaking Protestant Church having been given the mission of strengthening families. I enjoy travelling, swimming, reading, hiking, doing genealogy, decorating and socializing.

Why I am a Mormon

I have devoted my life to raising our two children. Our family has been a happy one. Our many moves over the years have enabled us to learn about different cultures. When I was in Brussels I found my church job to be a challenging experience. Thinking I would find answers to my questions: Who am I ? Why am i here? and Where am I going? During this time I sat down and wrote a letter to Jesus Christ. If He truly did live and listen to prayers He would give answers. The answers came clearly and changed my life completely. I received the direction I needed and learned to rely on revelations from the Lord concerning affairs in my life. The revelation I had was indeed true and has been verified now for 35 years during my church life as an LDS member. There as no missing links in my happiness and my faith has grown and there is purpose in my life. My personal questions answered, I am free to serve in building the Kingdom of God on earth during these difficult and trying times. I know the Church of Jesus Crhist is true and I have a testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and that He loves and cares for us.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping the commandments, striving to do what I know to be right and avoiding the things that destroy harmony and peace. I live in the world, but am not a partaker of the things that go on in the world that are not worthy of a saint. My husband and I have served four missions for the LDS church: 18 months in Switzerland, 18 months in Australia, 18 months in the Church's Genealogy Extraction Program and 3 l/2 years in the Temple in Washington, D.C. as Asst. Matron. I have been active in serving in the women's organization in the capacity of president, education counsellor and Our motto "charity never faileth" keeps us on our course. My many leadership positions have chartered a true and steady course for me as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.