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Hi I'm Gary

I'm a father of 5, grandfather of 10. I have a bone marrow disorder Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Life is great! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Thirty six years ago I married a beautiful, smart and talented woman. We have five great kids and wonderful sons and daughters-in-law and nine cute, smart grandkids with more on the way. I love visiting and spending time with my family. Because of my medical challenge I have tried even harder to focus on my family. I want a Forever Family!

Why I am a Mormon

My folks were wonderful, set great examples of Christ-like lives and taught us well. Even being raised a Mormon I needed to know for myself if it was true. When I was fourteen I read the Book of Mormon. It took me most of a year, but when I was done I knew it was true, but I wanted that spiritual witness. I remember like it was yesterday kneeling down in my bedroom and asking Heavenly Father if it was true. The overwhelming feeling of peace and warmth is impossible to deny. The Book of Mormon is true!

How I live my faith

As a kid I remember visiting my grandpa (a retired attorney) and often finding him downstairs working on his genealogy. He would show me what he was working on and explain who the people were and some of the research he was doing. Grandpa's love of Family History rubbed off on me. I love working on Family History. I have done projects for a few NBA players, the world renowned doctor who developed the blood bank, several local business leaders, friends and of course my own family. Years ago I met an archeologist who was doing work in Mexico, after a little discussion I thought he too might be Mormon. I asked him, "Do you happen to be Mormon?" His answer was humorous but profound, "I don't happen to be Mormon, I am Mormon on purpose." I try to live my life so that others know I am a Mormon on purpose.