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Hi I'm Jolene

I'm a fortunate wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. And my husband Coy and I are blessed.

About Me

The thing is, I always knew the Church was true. I always wanted to do what was right even though my parents didn't come along. They would drop me off. I had a wonderful growing up life on a farm outside of town and nature was my playground. I have 4 sisters so we helped dad with the farm chores. I was a nervous first time mama but I loved 'em just like I had loved my sisters. My husband and I were highschool sweethearts and we had dairy farm in Oregon, with Coy's father and brother. Coy says in all the time they dairied together, they only had one arguement. Coy loved his brothers very much and was very close to them. Together Coy and I had 6 children - 4 sons and 2 daughters. We lost out youngest daughter when she had yet a young family so we can relate to those who have lost a child too early. We are retired now and enjoy filling our time with family and service including 4 missions (Papua New Guinea, Missiouri, USA, and Pennsylvania, USA and Stake Missionaries for two years) and serving in the area Portland Temple.

Why I am a Mormon

I find peace in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that I am a Daughter of God and that He loves me and each of us is a child of God. I love being a MORMON and belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It brings me joy and happiness.

How I live my faith

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, every responsibility is covered by volunteer church members. Coy has served as a Bishop - the local eclastical leader of an area with about 300 members of the church. He has also served as an Elder's Quarum President - responsible for men, usually 18+ and we have taught together the Primary children, served in Scouting program. Right now, Coy and I serve together in the Building Library where we love all of our weekly visitors! I have served in church leadership roles for the women, the Children, the Young Women's program. I have taught in each of those organizations as well. I've loved to do extraction since it began and indexing (helping to digitze and make avaialble important family history documents available). I love working on my personal geneology, too. Attending church and loving the Lord Jesus Christ is a way of life for us. It is also a way for of life for our children, their children and now their children. It is a joy for us to watch their progress.