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Hi I'm Margie

I raised a family and worked as a social science researcher. Now I'm a retired grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

We live in a lovely, quiet little canyon in Alpine, Utah. We enjoy our flexible retirement schedule that allows us to visit children and grandchildren, work on family history projects, travel, water color, tutor children at a nearby elementary, feed numerous species of birds in our backyard, and garden. We have six children and 15 grandchildren. Blair taught European history at Brigham Young University for 37 years and Margie did social science research. We’ve been members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

We have a Mormon family heritage that goes back generations. We love being members of our church because it helps us be better persons. It helps us associate with persons who are serving others and trying to be Christ-like. It gives us many opportunities to serve others. Knowing about Heavenly Father’s plan for his children helps us make sense of our journey here on the earth and gives us purpose for our lives and hope for the future

How I live my faith

We try to be kind and encouraging to others and help those who need it when we can. We contribute money each month to the church to help members of our congregation and others and to run the programs of the church. We always have responsibilities in our congregation, such as teaching Sunday School, organizing visits to members who need help or singing in the choir. We spent a year in Germany helping a small congregation near Freiburg and doing other service activities such as teaching English and piano lessons. We think and pray often about what Heavenly Father would like us to do. We are very grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ that allows us to repent of our mistakes. This life is a school where we learn a lot from our experiences. In the process we make mistakes, and we’ve made a lot of them, but the atonement heals us and helps us keep trying to do better.