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Hi I'm Evelyn

I'm a grandmother of 18 grandchildren. I'm a college graduate, a Cub Scout leader, a Mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a rural area south of Salt Lake City. When I was young, I was taught to work in my families large yard and garden. As children, we were taught how to plant, weed, harvest, prepare and preserve the fruits of our labors. Then, we were expected to eat what we grew. We even learned how to irrigate those crops. My parents taught us by working with us. I was expected to work hard and contribute to the family. I was able to help pay for clothing and school supplies by baby sitting and cleaning houses for neighbors. I attended college on a scholarship immediately after high school and graduated in 3 years. I was able to teach elementary school for three years and then married and had a family of my own. I love to sing, play piano, sew, cook and teach children. Our family loves to camp and boat together. We love the out of doors.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a home where the Gospel of Jesus Christ was lived and taught. I am grateful for my ancestors who sacrificed time, energy, and the comforts of their mother country to come to the United States. These ancestors made it possible for me to choose how I want to live my life. I was given numerous opportunities to search the scriptures and study for myself. Because education was valued in my home, I was encouraged to study books of all varieties, including the scriptures. After studying the doctrines and striving to live them, I came to my own conclusion. I desire to live the principles that I have studied and been taught. I am grateful to be a Mormon because I choose to follow the example of Jesus Christ. I want to pattern my life after His and make it a life of service. I love reading and studying His life and His service. I have been given numerous opportunities by others to learn and improve my life and I am grateful for the chance that I have to give back a little of those services that I have received. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and hope to pattern my life after His in as many ways as I can. I want to be remembered as one who lived a life of service and example to others.

How I live my faith

I have always participated in community activities. Some were just for fun like participating in stage plays and choral groups. Others were activities that helped neighbors like cleaning out the "clinkers" for an elderly neighbor lady, taking garden produce or fruit to a neighbor, helping clean up trash in the neighborhood, and participating in my brothers Eagle Scout projects. I was also able to help my mother and grandparents with family history. While attending high school I was able to join the service/honor society where we raised money for community service activities, did volunteer work at the university and helped tutor students at our school. As a Mom, I have been able to work on the PTA board, do parent volunteer work in my children's classrooms, teach in an after school literature program, work with American Mother's to improve parenting and serve as a leader in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for over 18 years. I have been able to work with women teaching them how to cook, make quilts for hospitals, and serve each other and our families in many other ways. I have assisted in organizing banquets, monthly pack meetings, and service projects of numerous varieties over the last 50 years. I love to serve others and desire to improve the world that I live in by helping others.