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Hi I'm Jeanne

I am a retired psychologist, a mother of four and grandmother of 16. I love to stay busy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of four. When my mom and dad were first married, they made a commitment to do their best to be great parents. They kept their promises, our family had a wonderful time together. We enjoyed activities such as, reading, miniature golf, softball, ping pong and water skiing. Church was always an important part of our daily lives. We went to church every Sunday and tried to read the scriptures together every day. After high school, I attended Brigham Young University and met my husband. We were married and started our family. Although I was a college graduate, I felt the need for additional education. After my youngest child was three, I started taking graduate classes, one at a time,until our son entered first grade. After ten years (of hard work) I completed my PhD in Educational Psychology. I became a licensed psychologist and worked as a school psychologist for over 30 years. I was active in our state organization and served as President of our State Association. After my husband and I retired,we went on a mission for our church and had a wonderful experience. My husband's health is not as good as we'd like, but we are enjoying our lives together-- our family, grandchildren and our friends. I find that I still enjoy many of the same activities I did when young. I love to play tennis, ski, read, and just have fun!

Why I am a Mormon

A dear friend asked me, "Why are you a Mormon?" Her question made me stop and think. I answered her this way, "My faith is my rock. It is not just what I do, it is what I am. It is the very core of my being. My faith influences everything about what I think and do." As a small child, I learned that my prayers are heard and answered. Over the years, I have had special experiences that have helped me to know that our Heavenly Father loves me and each of His children here on the earth. He wants each of his children to return to live with Him again. My faith in my Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, continues to grow and develop. I know there is a plan for me and for all of us here on the earth. If we will trust in God and keep his commandments, he will support us in our times of difficulty and we will find true happiness now and eternally.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to be kind to others around me. I pray and ask to have the opportunity to help and give service to friends and neighbors. I read the Holy Scriptures to learn more about my Savior and His teachings. Each week, I serve as a helper in our temple for about six hours. It is a place of love, beauty and peace. I leave my assignments in the temple feeling full of the love of our Heavenly Father. For the last five years, I have been teaching the girls ages 12-18 in our ward area. I have learned to text, learned all about Facebook, learned about camping, and learned about the latest fashions and music. Being with these outstanding young women has helped to keep me feeling younger and helped me to appreciate the great strengths of young people today.