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Hi I'm Ruth Jepson

I was born in Idaho Falls, in 1928 and the third cousin to 67 cousins. I have three brothers and one sister. I’m a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Ruth, but my family all called me Ruthie. I was born with an extremely happy disposition and the love of life and all the blessings of being born into a large family. My families all loved one another and were very hard workers and loved serving others. They love Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. My Dad’s side of the family lived close so we saw each other often. My dad was the second of nine children, and I being the third grandchild, I therefore have many memories of weddings and then the opportunity of babysitting many of my cousins. There is nothing in this world as wonderful as a baby. With the addition of new members of the family by marriage and birth came new personalities and relationship challenges. My Dad had a saying he used whenever a member of the family did or said something a little unusual? Quote: “There is so much bad in the best of us, And so much good in the worst of us, That it ill behooves any of us, to talk about the rest of us.” Growing up among a lot of relatives taught me many valuable lessons, Such as patients, love, understanding, forgiveness, and most of all how to love and accept one another with all of our funny ways. I knew that I would never intentionally hurt or offend anyone. Whenever I would feel hurt or offended I would tell myself, “If you would never hurt or offend anyone, I am sure that they never intended to hurt or offend.” In seconds the hurt was gone.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a sixth generation Mormon. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints. We are Christians. We believe in God the Eternal Father and in his Son, Jesus Christ as separate individuals. We believe the Bible to be the word of God. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. My ancestors, passed through many trial to come to America to make sure that they could have their free agency to choose to belong to the true church of Christ. I have a close relationship to my Heavenly Father. He has answered so many of my prayers. He has not removed trials from my life, as we are here to be tested; he has given us free agency to choose to follow him and live with him eternally or not.

How I live my faith

Life is not a bed of roses without thorns. I have faced certain trails that have made me stronger and happier. The scriptures are the pathway back to eternal life with our Heavenly Father and Christ. Therefore I have read them; I study them, and have learned to love them. Scripture study teaches me a step by step way how to keep on the right path of happiness. I pray daily that I might always be a true disciple (follower) of Christ. I have spent 17 years as a teacher and leader of the Boy Scouts of America program, (All five of my sons are Eagle Scouts), My daughters have earned the young women’s recognition awards, offered to all young women of the Church. I have spent 14 years as a leader of the single adults, also as a teacher in the women’s organization (Relief Society), I have sang in our church choirs, and have been involved in various services both in the church and in the community. Serving others is part of the plan of happiness. I have been blessed with eight children, two sets of twin sons, twenty months apart, three daughters and another son. Now I am the grandmother to 33 grandchildren, and 50+ great grandchildren. Yes, I have truly been blessed. I want the whole world to know that I love my family, life, friends, America, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the freedom to worship according to the dictates of my own conscience. Yes, I do get excited about each of my many blessings. Everyone, no matter their faith, is welcome to come to our church services and learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints.