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Hi I'm Walt

I grew up in Tempe, Arizona. I retired from a large Armored Car company and love to play golf. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have three sons and nine grandchildren and one great grandson. My first wife lost her battle with cancer after 41 years of marriage. My current wife and I have been married 8 years and in our blended family we have 8 children with spouses, 24 grandchildren and almost 2 great grandchildren. My favorite pass time is to watch grandchildren play sports. I am a dyed in the wool ASU Sun Devil fan.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church, with my ancestors coming from the Colonies in Mexico. I was baptized at the age of 8 in the Mesa, Arizona Temple, but my conversion to the gospel actually happened in my early teens. During these years of my life I learned to rely on my Heavenly Father through prayer and had special personal experiences that became the foundation for my faith in Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Over the course of my adult life, I have served in our community in the local youth sports programs in coaching and admistrative rolls. With three sons there was always an opportunity to be involved with a variety of organizations such as 4-H. For over 30 years I served in the Boy Scouts of America. My service in the church included teaching, leadership and working with the young men from 12 to 18 years old. It is my goal to live everyday of life as an example of Christ's teachings.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

I enjoy listening to conference and the Prophet and Apostles of today. They speak on today's topics and give advice in terms we can understand as people in the world today, both members of our faith and those who are not members. I recommend everyone should listen to their comments and become acquainted with the teachings of Christ. Show more Show less