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Hi I'm Jean Lee Gatten

I am the mother of 9 children, grandmother to 26, retired registered nurse, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up the daughter of a logger in the pacific NW. My childhood was fun living up at "camp" in the summers. My father,was raised catholic and joined the LDS church during my childhood as my mother was LDS. I attended college at BYU and married my high school sweetheart after his mission to South Africa. While he was gone I earned a nursing degree. We were blessed with 6 sons and 3 daughters. I worked in nursing while my husband attended Northwestern University Dental school. I have been retired from nursing since the birth of our sixth child and my life has been full raising our large family. We feel blessed to have 25 grandchildren and more coming. Living through the time of bomb shelters in the 50's, unrest of the 60's, the turbulent 70's, and raising my children as the use of drugs seemed to be the norm in the 80's and 90's, I am a product of a strong faith of the mission of the Savior in my life. I love to travel with my husband and have been blessed to be able to travel and have been to many countries in central and south america, and Europe.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and my mom was a very strong valiant member. She taught me well to live the way my Heavenly Father would expect me to. To always remember that I was being an example of His at all times. I love the gospel in my life. It is my life! I am awed at the blessings I have been given, and I know"where much is given, Much is expected". The gospel brings me great JOY and I am so thankful for it in my life.

How I live my faith

I have always been very busy with the work of the church. I have worked with the young chidren, was President of the Women in our congregation, and led the "stake" young women organization. I am again working on the stake level with young womeen after being a missionary in our ward for 2 years. My duties include helping to teach other leaders their responsibilities, putting on an all girls summer camp for 150 girls, helping to organizes many other youth activities and monthly dances for the 12-18 year old girls and boys.