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Hi I'm Gayle

I grew up on a chicken ranch and learned to work hard from a very early age. I am now a property manager and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a active Mormon family. I was raised on a farm where I learned to work hard gathering eggs, irrigating pastures and corn fields, feeding chickens, planting gardens and canning fruit. In the summer I enjoyed playing baseball in the pasture with the neighbor kids and swimming in my grandparents pool. I didn't move from the ranch until I went away to college. I attended San Jose State where I graduated with a bachelors degree in Psychology. I also met my husband of 33 years while going to college. We adopted our first daughter while living in San Jose and after 5 years in San Jose we moved to Washington where we adopted 2 more girls and a boy. And then the work began! We loved to boat on the Puget Sound and in the San Juan Islands. We liked to travel to lots of places and we camped each year at a family reunion. We also had our own construction company in which we hired anywhere between 2 and 20 employees. We eventually moved from construction to property management. All our children are grown now and we'd like to say we are empty nesters, but the kids still keep coming back to regroup at home. We will soon have 2 of them married and we have 2 wonderful grandkids. Being a grandma is great fun and it is the absolute best.

Why I am a Mormon

As I mentioned, I grew up being a Mormon. It was a way of life for me. I was taught great values as a child and carried them with me into my adult life. I can not imagine life not being a Mormon. I think familes are the best and most important aspect of my life. I have a large family and we are very close. I love being connected to my siblings, parents and grandparents. Even more important I believe that the Mormon faith or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints is truly the Lord's church. I believe the Savior died for us and paid for our sins. It is through him that we can return to the presense of our Heavenly Father. He will be our advocate with our Father if we will love much and do all that we can in this life to follow his commandments. I am also grateful for a living prophet that leads and guides us. It is easy to be a Mormon and be happy doing so by following a living prophet.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church on Sundays. This provides me a chance to partake of the sacrament and renew convenants that I have made with the Lord to remember to follow him. I also live my faith by studying my scriptures and praying daily. This provides answers that I seek about life's problems. I live my faith by attending the temple and working as an ordinance worker there. In the temple we are able to provide those saving ordinances for our ancestors that have gone before us. I live my faith by searching out my ancestors and recording this geneology and doing their ordinance work in the temple of our Lord. I live my faith by serving in any calling that I am asked to do by my Bishop. Currently I am the pianist for the Ward choir. I past years I have served as the organist, chorister, teacher in primary, Relief Society teacher, Primary President, seminary teacher, and I totally enjoyed teaching the 3-12 year old children music. It is a church of service, love, and devotion to a loving Heavenly Father who sent his Son to show us the way back into his presence. I am grateful for the life we live and I am eternally grateful that our kids have chosen to follow in the same path. It is truly a blessing in my life to be a Mormon.