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Hi I'm Lloyd

Life is high adventure. God and family are foremost to me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family life is high adventure. Just ask my wife of 42 years and she'll probably agree. With our seven children, their spouses and 13 grandchildren, things keep jumpin'. We love each one, through the thick and thin of life. We enjoy frequent contact and relish times together. One of my sons and I operate a small business in industrial sales. We work to supply tools and equipment to industrial plants. In high school and college, I found appreciation for the high places of the earth, climbing to the summits of many peaks. With good friends, I helped establish some new climbing routes in the Tetons of Wyoming and the Wasatch of Utah. After moving to Washington state, I climbed the major snow and ice routes in the great Pacific Northwest. Music is a major thing with me. I enjoy cool jazz, instrumental and vocal, as well as classical music and many of the classic Broadway musicals. In my opinion, The Great American Songbook is a priceless treasure. I've enjoyed baseball and high school and college football. I especially enjoyed those Friday nights, watching my sons on the gridiron, and now my grandsons.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a life-long Latter-day Saint (Mormon). Following my two year full-time mission for the church years ago, I found myself in a college class, "The Philosophy of Religion". It struck me that one could make a logical argument for almost any religious path. The real test was in the staying power of guidance from the Holy Spirit, what we call the Gift of The Holy Ghost, a constant companion, if we live worthy of it. I'm grateful for the comfort and guidance I receive in all aspects of my life from this wonderful gift.

How I live my faith

I've served in many capacities in the church and have found joy throughout my life in so doing. We all serve without pay. We're "called" to serve through inspiration to church leaders. During my life, I've served in church administration, teaching young children, teaching and working with young men and young women and in working with adults in a number of ways. All of us serve as home teachers (for the men) or visiting teachers (for the women), assigned to a few families in our congregations. I also enjoy serving in the temple, where we learn of eternal truths and perform sacred ordinances, for the living and for those who have passed on. I love studying the holy scriptures each day. Daily prayer is an integral part of my life, the first act of the day and the benediction before bed. My wife and I have endeavored to unite our family through teaching the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, working and serving together and playing together. We love our family. I think I can honestly say that our sons and daughters find best friendships in sibling relationships. God lives. Jesus is the Christ. I am blessed and grateful.