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Hi I'm Helen

I grew up in cowboy country in Wyoming. I love classical music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on sugar beet farm in northern Wyoming. It was a great life. I love animals and have wonderful memories of herding the cattle on horseback with my dad, loading and unloading baled hay with my two brothers and milking the cows. My brother and I used to sing songs at the top of our lungs to the cows as we milked them. Dad always prefered me to remain in the house with the door open so he could hear me play the piano. I grew up loving classical music and the peace and organization it brings. Most of my spare time in my youth was with music, playing the tenor saxaphone in a dance band, then alto lead sax. We played the "big band" sounds. So fun it was. My husband and I met at the University of Wyoming where I was majoring in Choral Music Education. We married and raised our family of 9 children both in Wyoming and Arizona. We now have 40 grandkids. The family is pretty musical. It get's a little crazy when we are all together. I love music and taught piano lessons for a number of years to help with expenses while our children were growing up. Since becoming a grandma I've returned to painting and love it. My husband and I have served two mission for the church; one to Mongolia, which was life-changing, and one to Missouri. While in Missouri I purchased a cello and now at 67 years of age, I'm trying to play. Several of our children play string instruments very well and now it's my turn to try.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. There came a time in my life when I realized that I must have my own testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and not simply rely on my parents. I began to study the scriptures for myself and discovered a tremendous peace and comfort as I matured with life's challenges and decisions. I'm grateful for my Savior and his teachings. The gospel plan has guided me as a parent in countless ways to help my children make good choices in life. I'm grateful the Savior did not leave me alone upon his resurrection, but rather gave me the gift of the Holy Ghost upon my baptism. I have been guided and protected in countless ways. I love my Savior.

How I live my faith

I was born in to a great family that was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through the guidance and love of very good parents and siblings, my faith has centered around my Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ. I have tried to be a good wife to my husband and mother to our children through my example. Motherhood is a challenging occupation, and my faith in my Savior Jesus Christ has been the rock of my existence. Beyond the daily routine of homemaking, I have done volunteering in the schools. Serving in a community orchestra as a piano accompanist has been very satisfying for me as well as kept me in the circle of my children and their friends. I have enjoyed working with the youth of the church for many years in camping atmosphere's, youth conferences, youth choirs, and sports activities. I am amazed at the goodness of our young people. Currently I am serving the very young people in our ward, ages 3 through 11 years. This brings me much happiness and I love it. Cub Scouting is a part of my responsibility and a great plan to raise little boys in to great men. I have been a visiting teacher for nearly 50 years. This is truly an inspired program for sisters to care for and nurture one another. Currently for community service I'm involved with accompanying the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, division IV, as a piano accompanist. Several of our youth participate in this orchestra and one of our daughters is the conductor. I hope to serve another mission with my good husband in a couple of years.