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Hi I'm Loa Jean

I'm a mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother. I love the trees of the Pacific Northwest. I love Puget Sound. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I completed all of my schooling in the Sunnyside, WA. History and music were my favorite subjects. I went to Highline College for one year before being hired at Boeing. I worked as a stay-at-home mother with my three children until they finished school in Federal Way. I worked at Boeing in 1984 and loved working with my peers on the Supersonic Jet. After retirement, In 1985, I started a book club with some good friends--and we're still going strong! Reading is my passion. I read spiritual books (Bible, etc), historical novels, and biographies, Reading a great story to others is something that gives me joy. I feel the words while I'm telling the author's story. I play my piano with gusto in my home (but not anywhere else). I love music and the feelings it gives my heart. My greatest love is my 2 daughters and 1 son. Being a mother was a goal of mine since childhood. Although we faced challenges bringing these children into our family, I would never trade the experience of raising these choice children of God. I'm proud of my children and the outstanding adults they have become. I've been married too my eternal companion for 60 years. He is the love of my life!

Why I am a Mormon

My family history is deeply woven as pioneer converts to the Church. I was raised following Gospel principles. My parents believed in the church and led exemplary lives. They inspired me to take the step of baptism at the age of eight. Our family lived in a rural area without a chapel, so when I was baptized it was in the little creek that ran through the farm. My father baptized me and it was a cleansing, spiritual experience for me. I received the gift of the Holy Ghost through my father's priesthood ordination. He was a worthy spiritual guide in my life, as well as my mother. The church has always given me direction in my life. One beautiful sunday, I was playing the piano and in walked my future sweetheart. He didn't know it and neither did I. We went to sunday school and when he was introduced to the class I felt a burning in my bosom with visualizations that he would become my future husband. We were married and sealed in the Idaho Falls temple on June 11,1952. It was the beginning of a sweet family and happiness.

How I live my faith

A lot of my service in the church involved music, as a director, accompanist, teacher, and program organizer. I've worked with the children, youth, and adults in various service opportunities. Since becoming an adult at 18, I go with my partner to visit the church sisters assigned every month. These visits we bring a short spiritual thought and learn about our sisters, while bearing our testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ. I've grown to have a special love for these sisters as we face challenges together as women and mothers.