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Hi I'm Floyd

I grew up in the mountains of Arizona. My occupation was a timberfeller for 40 yrs. I Team Roped for fun. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a small sheep ranch and farm in the White Mountains of Arizona. When I was 9 yrs. old I went to work on a cattle ranch for $1.00 a day. The summer of my 13th year I went to work with my father in the log woods, cutting timber. I worked as a timberfeller for 40 years. As a youngster, my job was to keep the birds out of the orchard as we needed the fruit for the family. When I was 5 years old I told my mom," I'm going to go kill a turkey." She said, "Alright." I took the 410 shotgun, walked to the garden, shot a turkey, dragged it home and nearly gave momma a heart attack! My wife and I were married after highschool and raised 8 children. We now have many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We have been married 52 years. As a young man, I hunted mountain lions, there was a bounty on them at that time of $75.00. I only made about $8.00 to $10.00 a day and the extra money was very much needed. For many years I competed in Team Roping events throughout the Southwestern states of America. I had a partner 19 years my senior and our last roping event he was 85 years old. I now build log homes (cabins), garden, hunt, spend time with family, fish with the neighbors, gather cattle for local ranchers, and serve others in the community.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and took us to church and we learned the gospel. She taught us to pray and be part of the church. As I got older and as my own family grew I took them to church. When I was 27 years old I was called to be the Branch President. Since that first calling I have served in many positions in the church. I currently serve as Stake Patriarch. I have always felt that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is led by Christ and is His church upon the earth. As I have served in the church and studied the teachings of the Savior, Prophets and Scripture my testimony has developed to know that the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) are true.

How I live my faith

I attend church services regularly and have done so since I was a young boy. Not only by attending worship service do I live my faith but also by helping others in the community by being a good neighbor and offering a helping hand. My current calling is that of Patriarch. As a Patriarch I give recorded blessings to individuals that are kept on the records of the church.