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Hi I'm Becky

I was raised in Venice, Utah. I am a wife, mom, grandmother, genealogist, and lung surgery survivor and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in the small town of Venice, Utah. I was raised on a farm and my parents taught me to work. I completed elementary, middle and high school in Richfield, Utah. Growing up in such a small town has its advantages, your friends are your cousins, your teachers are your aunts and uncles, and your bishop is related to everyone! I look with fond memories on my first 18 years of life. I married my husband in 1974 and we have four children. Three of them are married raising families of their own and our third son lives close by and helps us with whatever we ask of him! They all are the biggest blessings in our lives. We love having grandchildren! My husband works as a Registered Nurse at Dixie Regional Medical Center. I have held numerous part-time jobs and have completed two degrees at Dixie State College, one in Business Administration and the other in Marketing. Because of a serious lung condition that required surgery in November of 2009, I am not able to work outside the home, but have found many things to do right here in my own home. I love to read, especially on my Kindle! I have been doing family history and genealogical work since I was about 15 years old! My most favorite part of that is typing up histories of my ancestors and trying to find pictures to go with those histories. I love to share this with my family! I also enjoy scrapbooking and card making. As a family we love to spend time up on our mountain property.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family and have been a Mormon from birth! But everyone has to be converted at one time even though being raised in a Mormon family. That conversion came for me when I was able to take a church history trip with my high school class. We toured all the church history sites and the neatest experience for me was to be in the Sacred Grove and feel of the spirit of that place. I knew, as I was standing there, that what I had been taught from birth was truly right and good! I also had a special experience during high school. I worked at the Arctic Circle in Richfield, Utah. My mother had a habit of decorating the tree in the front room with religious decorations, while the tree out in the family room was decorated more for fun. I can remember coming home late one night from work and all the lights in the house were out except my mother had left on the Christmas tree lights on in the front room. It was really special, because under the tree that year she had opened the bible to the Christmas story and had it under that tree. I felt a great power and comfort come over me when I walked in the living room that night! I knew that the gospel of Jesus Christ was true! I took just a few moments to take it all in that night and I hope that I never, never lose the feelings that I have had throughout my life that have helped in my conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love him and realize that all I have I have gotten from Him and my loving Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by saying my prayers every day, studying the scriptures and attending my church meetings every Sunday. I love visiting the sisters in our ward that I have been called to watch over! For 20 years I have worked in the extraction and indexing program of the church and have had many blessings because of this program. I love this program because everyone, member and non-member alike, can participate and I have loved working with many different people from different religions and cultures. As we find and index the people of the world, we make everyone available to be found. If you can't find a family member one day, chances are the next day they are there. Technology is really moving the work forward and it is amazing to be a part of it. One thing that I know for sure is that we are from the past, present and future. We cannot learn to truly know ourselves without first knowing where we came from. Family History work provides this link to the past. And we need to provide our life histories for future generations . I am so thankful to have a living prophet that guides us today! I enjoy listening to the Spoken Word and watching MormonTimes on Sunday morning on KSL before going to church.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

My family is everything to me! And I want to spend all eternity with them, all my immediate and extended family! That is why family history and temple work are so very important. Through the temple sealing ordinance families can be sealed together forever. I do family history work and learn about my ancestors because I want to know them when I go to the other side. I want to be able to call them by name and I want them to recognize me for the work that I have done for them! Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

I know we do not worship Joseph Smith. We believe him to the prophet that restored the whole gospel of Jesus Christ back to earth after it had been taken away. We love him, we honor his name, and we are glad that he has given us the Book of Mormon, another Testament of Jesus Christ, and modern day revelations found in the Doctrine and Covenants. We uphold the Bible as the word of God, also! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

I just know that my Heavenly Father is real and that he loves each of us individually and unconditionally! Show more Show less