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Hi I'm Dewey

I'm a Mormon. I am a father of 8, a grandfather of 23 and soon to be a great grandfather, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I served two deployments to the Far East in the U.S. Navy. I used to surf, ski and golf. I am a rock hound, I collect and trade boy scout patches and pins. I have been in most of the States in the union, I have been invited to the White house to meet the President. I have lived in six different states and three different countries. I love people, I believe I have had and do have more fun than anyone else I know. I feel like I was born 12 years of age and lived my life as a 12 year old. My eight children and 23 grandchildren would probably agree with me. I was born on the 4th of July and have been fiercely patriotic ever since. I spent 13 years in the grocery industry and 17 years representing the workers in the retail industry all over the United States. I have played the drums professionally, sang in quartets and written many stories and poems. Boy, I love this life and I'm a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in a small indian fishing village in Southwest Washington. I remember sitting in the park with other children listening to one of the elders of the tribe tell the history of his people. When I grew up, and got married and read the Book of Mormon for the first time, I recognized the history I had been taught as a child at the feet of that old indian!. It felt like I was coming home. I was in San Francisco between cruises to the Far East when I met my wife, Peggy. We dated for three months, got married on Christmas Eve and 17 days later I went back over seas for another six months. After I got out of the service we moved up to Southwest Washington. Besides Washington, we have lived in California, Illinois, Missouri, Alaska and Utah. I and my children are all members of the Chinook Indian Tribe, which is the tribe that hosted Lewis & Clark when they reached the Pacific Ocean. Besides the Indian ancestry, I am also part Italian, Norwegian and English. I am proud of my Native American heritage and the Book of Mormon has given me a knowledge of my ancestry that I wouldn't have in any other way. Since the Boy Scout program has been adopted by the Church as the activity arm of the Aaronic Priesthood, which is the 12 to 18 year old young men, we have seen the growth in our five sons in leadership abilities, service, faithfulness to us as parents and to their leaders. They have developed skills through the Boy Scout Program that will serve them well for their whole life. Although I was not a Boy Scout as a youth, I have served in many different Boy Scout Leadership positions over the years.

How I live my faith

Since I joined the church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints I have been given many opportunities to serve. I have been called to teach little children, teenagers, young adults and adults in many different cities and states. I have served in many different leadership positions and over the years I have learned that when we serve other people, whether it is in politics, community & state service or in your church, you can't deny the great blessings that come to you and your family. My wife and I have served two, two year foreign missions in Bolivia and Peru and learned quickly to love those humble people. We are currently serving in directing the work in one of the church's regional Employment Centers.