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Hi I'm Marianne

I grew up in Colorado. I've lived and worked in two other western states and in East Africa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother to 3 darling girls. I am a skier, hiker, cyclist, Pilates devotee, gardener, singer and avid reader. I love college football and follow the PAC-12 teams. I work as a charitable gift planner for a major university and assist alumni and friends of the university to make major gifts for scholarships, professorships, programs, and buildings.

Why I am a Mormon

The most important reason that I am a Mormon because I believe in the Savior, Jesus Christ and his infinite and eternal atonement. Being a Mormon gives me the opportunity to understand the Jesus Christ's mission more fully and to worship Him appropriately. In addition, the best times of my life are when I am with my family. Being a Mormon gives me the opportunity to enjoy these relationships for eternity.

How I live my faith

I participate in my congregation by playing the piano for the children's auxiliary called Primary. Singing is an important way to learn Christ's teachings, and we sing multiple songs every time we meet. When children sing about the Savior, it is easy to feel the Holy Spirit. I am a visiting teacher which means that I provide watchcare over 3 women in my congregation. I visit them in their homes monthly and present a spiritual message. I pray for these women and am available to help them with the challenges in their lives. I participate in our women's organization's book club. Members choose a list of wholesome books to read and then we meet together to talk about them once a month. I work with my husband to be self-reliant and to live within our financial means. My husband and I pray together and read the scriptures daily. This helps us to feel the Holy Spirit regularly in our lives.