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Hi I'm Susan

I grew up in Utah I attended BYU. My husband & I have 7 children I enjoy reading, sewing, genealogy, &scouting I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 4 sons and 3 daughters. I spent over 20 years serving in various scouting and cub scouting positions in my church and on the district level. I am a member of American Mothers, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the American Professional Genealogical Society. I love to learn about people and how they lived. I have an associate degree in Chemical Engineering and then I finished my Bachelors degree( Bachelor of Special Studies with an emphasis on Genealogy) after beginning it twenty years earlier. I raised my children before returning back to school. I have gotten to teach a few classes about genealogy at the prison. I enjoy attending genealogical conferences and learning about the new things that are available. My husband and I like to travel when we find the time. I have been to Scotland, Europe, Mexico, Caribbean and many places in the United States. I enjoy music and play the piano and used to play the clarinet. I sing in my ward choir. I enjoy musicals and plays. I like to dance with my husband but am not very good at it. In my spare time I read, I like murder mysteries and historical fiction.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. My parents taught me the gospel and I was baptized at age eight. My parents set a good example for me and I wanted to follow their example of dedication to their beliefs and service in the church. I read the Book of Mormon as a teenager and received a witness of its truth. I attended four years of Seminary (gospel based classes during high school) which helped me further understand and embrace the truths I found in the L.D.S. faith. Though I have challenges as I continue to follow the commandments and serve in the church I find peace and happiness in my life. I am so thankful to have the knowledge of the gospel in my life, it gives me direction and purpose.

How I live my faith

I try to emulate the way Jesus Christ lived. I help and serve the women in my ward as they strive to strengthen their testimonies. I currently serve over 120 women in my ward, administrating to their needs and concerns. I teach on Sundays, organize dinners, take in meals for those in need, visit at the hospital, help with funerals, etc.-- anyway I can help my ward sisters to find peace and happiness in their lives. I find joy and satisfaction as I give of my time and talents to my ward family. One of the favorite things I have done in the church is when I organized Humanitarian Projects. We made bereavement kits for a local hospital, care kits for cancer patients, organized a neighborhood exchange where we donated our extra stuff and got good stuff back in return with any extra items being donated to our local donation center. I enjoyed serving with the Scouting program. I had 4 sons who all received their Eagle Rank. I liked being their Den Leader, meeting and getting to know my sons friends. I volunteered as a Roundtable Commissioner for 4-5 years and got to know many wonderful people in my community as we administrated the Cub Scout program in our town.