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Hi I'm Rex Haddock

I grew up in Sacramento, California. My wife and I, parents of six children, now live in Bountiful, Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the outdoors. Hiking, fishing, hunting, golfing and gardening are my favorite activities. I also love snow-shoeing and biking with my wife of 33 years. I am an engineer with experience in aerospace (rocket motor fabrication), thermoplastic polymers, inflatable mattress technologies, icosahedron domes, freeze drying systems, and dabble in alternative energy systems like solar, wind, thermal and water. I went salmon fishing in Alaska this year with a friend I grew up with in Citrus Heights, California. We had a great time and caught lots of fish! More important, we got caught up with each other, our lives having taken different paths since college over 30 years ago. My wife and I have six children, two sons and four daughters. All are married except our youngest who is going to be a junior in high school. I miss the excitement and challenge of parenting! We loved camping together and being together on outings to Bear Lake and Lake Powell.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family with parents who had great faith in God and Jesus Christ. They taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ. They taught me to be obedient and subject my will to God and His Son. I have never strayed from that path. I find myself freer in making choices in life because of my faith in God. I see the hand of God in my life and thank Him for the many blessings I have received. I now have a strong testimony of the reality of God and His tender mercies to me and my family. He has carried me, my wife and children through many trials and sorrows. My trust in Him is absolute. I have come to realize that this life is a proving ground for me and all of God's sons and daughters. I am here to learn good and evil, and to choose to do good and avoid evil. It is not easy all of the time. I am glad that God answers my prayers and knows my heart. I wish that all whom I know could feel toward God how I feel toward Him. I love Him with all of my heart.

How I live my faith

I helped to organize and lead the scouting organizations sponsored by the Mormon church in the areas where we lived. I served in the scouting programs for over 25 years. I was even trained and received the Wood Badge. Camping out was the best. Working with the youth was a privilege. I am now a local missionary working to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone who will listen. I attend church each Sunday and love to sing in the choir and in the congregation. I am so uplifted by religious music. Attending church also allows me to partake of the sacred sacrament each week, an important ordinance instituted by the Savior before His crucifixion and resurrection. Resting from my work and labors one day in seven is also invigorating to my soul. I really need this time out each week! I am also an emergency coordinator in our neighborhood, overseeing the welfare and safety of eight families. It is so important to be prepared for disasters of various kinds. In our area that means earthquakes, wind storms and severe winter conditions involving snow, sleet and ice. We even experienced a small tornado a few years ago! These eight families get together each year to have a dinner together and talk about the specifics of preparation. We have a great time together.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Rex Haddock
First and foremost, as parents we are guardians and teachers of God's children. My wife and I view them as being on loan to us for the duration of our lives. We also believe that families have the promise of eternal life with God if we do our best in this life and try to keep all of God's commandments. That is the goal of our family. As husband, I am the bread winner, the provider and protector. My wife is our homemaker, caregiver, and a multitude of duties associated with "motherhood". Husband and wife work together to teach the children and set the boundaries for peaceful coexistence in the home. Husbands support and love their wives and wives love and support their husbands. One is not above the other in importance but both are companions reaching for and giving the best that they have for each other. Show more Show less