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Hi I'm Carolee

I'm a California native, just retired from being a special education aide, mother of 7, grandmother of 15. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have grown up in California. We did move a lot when I was five because of my father's work. He was a Greyhound bus driver. We lived in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas. I also lived in Las Vegas and Alabama. I make quilts for all my grandchildren and I crochet them afghans. I love camping and crafts. I enjoy being with my children and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I had heard about the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and some other things about the Church, but I didn't know a lot. I heard there was a true church when I was young. I prayed that I wanted to belong to the true church. And the missionaries knocked on my door! The only house on the block. I am very fortunate that Heavenly Father answered my prayer, and I am grateful to Him for putting the gospel in my life. I believe in my savior, and his atonement for me. And I am thankful for his atonement, that I can repent and be forgiven of my sins. I've been doing genealogy since 1974 because I am searching out my ancestors because I believe families can be together forever. I want to be with my family. And all the family that I have been able to find, I have done their temple work (and some friends). Some of my children have been married in the temple.

How I live my faith

I work in the Bishop's Storehouse once per week. The Bishop's Storehouse is a store where people who are out of work or who are having hard times can receive food or other commodities at no charge. I enjoy going to the temple. I am a family history consultant in my ward, and I teach a class on how to do their family history using the church genealogy resources and the New Family Search program. I read the scriptures and say my prayers daily. I talk to Heavenly Father all day long. I love serving others.