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Hi I'm Patty

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired Registered Nurse. I worked for 34 years as a hospital nurse working medical surgery, obstetrics, and emergency room. I also spent 11 years working as a school nurse; and 9 years as a prison nurse. I am married (47 years now) to a wonderful man. We have 6 children and presently are expecting our 20th grandchild. I enjoy sewing, quilting, & gardening.

Why I am a Mormon

My family were members of the church but not active.I was baptized at 8 years of age because my uncle came to my parents and said "She should be baptized". I was asked if I wanted to be baptized, and said yes. I learned to love the teachers in the Primary and Young Women organizations. I could see the difference in the families who were active in the church and my own. There were times when there was much fighting and shouting in my home and I vowed that I wanted a peaceful, loving home when I was old enough to marry. I could see that it was the Gospel of Jesus Christ that brought that into a home. I wanted my own family to be loving and sealed for all eternity. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true; and that it has made all the difference in my life and my marriage. I am so grateful I made the decision to join the church and stay active in it.

How I live my faith

I am grateful to be active in my church. I serve the women of our ward daily as the president of our women's organization. I find joy in serving others wherever I can. I have also had occasion to serve non members in our community through food and blood drives; as well as clean-up campaigns. I have donated over 10 gallons of blood during my lifetime.