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Hi I'm Ruth

I grew up in Arizona, and I married a cattle rancher. We raised our own help when we had ten children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My sons are 6th generation ranchers and love working with cattle. It was fun growing up with their cousins who lived nearby and helped on the ranch also. I love cooking for the big group of cowboys and kids who come each year to ride, vaccinate, and brand. And I have also worked with 11-year-old Boy Scouts for over 30 years and enjoy watching them learn so many scouting skills as they advance towards their Eagle Scout Rank. But my greatest love was watching my children grow up to be kind and contributing members of our world. They all graduated from college, married and have fine families (with a total of 31 grandchildren) who are also learning to contribute, and we enjoy our family reunions and being together so much. They were missionaries for our church in foreign countries; and I even filled a mission in Montana, too, when I was 63 years old. It is special to learn to love and help others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am descended from strong pioneer great-grandparents who had the faith to become members of our church over 150 years ago. They taught their children and grandchildren to have this same faith in Jesus Christ as they had. So I grew up knowing and loving the teachings of my parents and grandparents and their deep commitment to our Savior. I love the scriptures which teach us of the Lord's Atonement through faithful prophets who diligently wrote down His words and counsel so that we can have them today. I am grateful for the righteous examples my grandparents were to me throughout their lives, and how this has helped me to have a strong testimony of Christ.

How I live my faith

I love people in all walks of life, and love to help them progress on in pursuit of their dreams. Several times as I have been a leader in a youth or adult organization in our church, I have learned many skills in preparing every needful thing for the outing or event I was in charge of and desire to share this with others. My husband passed away six years ago, but I have been blessed to continue helping in the community and working with my family in helping also.