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Hi I'm Bob Turley

I’m a husband, a great grandfather, retired, a gardener, a beekeeper, a church volunteer and a scout leader. I’m a Mormon.

About Me

FAMILY- Most important, I am a husband, grandfather and great grandfather. I was married in the temple for time and eternity (uniting our family in the next life). We have 7 children, all of them married with families of their own. I usually had some bee hives, a garden and fruit trees to produce food and to assist in bringing up children. Teaching them to work, its benefits and the necessity of enduring the challenges of the soil and nature to enjoy the fruits of their efforts. US NAVY - I served 3 years in the US Navy as an electronic technician, was an instructor in aviation electronics school, played trumpet in a Navy Band, and played Taps for the services of several deceased war veterans - a most impacting emotional experience. EMPLOYMENT - My work took me to various places in the world as a Field Service Engineer. In time we decided more education was essential to supporting our growing family and being able to be an at-home father. I attended the University of Arizona for 7 years, obtaining a masters degree - going to school in the day time and working 2nd shift at night. After graduation I worked 30 years as a manufacturing quality process professional and am now retired. Hobbies - I have had my own bee hives for several years - always intrigued by their industry, persistence and self-reliance. I have been involved in scouting as a youth and as a leader - serving in most leadership positions. I have had a garden, grape vines and fruit trees most of my adult life.

Why I am a Mormon

EARLY YEARS - I was raised in a Mormon family, my family attended church meetings regularly. I was acquainted with the scriptures but didn’t know much about Jesus Christ or His teachings. I had a strong desire to associate with others who lived Christian values. In the Navy I attended church services with my Mormon buddies and had a desire to understand what my church believed - therefore I began reading, studying and praying for knowledge and understanding. CHURCH TEACHINGS - I learned about the organization of the church - it was essentially the same as Jesus had organized when He was on earth including: apostles, seventies, bishops and evangelists. This answered some of the questions I had: where did we come from?, why are we here? and where are we going after this life? I gradually gained a strong testimony, was ordained an Elder in the priesthood of the church (the male leadership of the church) and received my patriarchal blessing. FAMILY- I wanted to marry a devout woman and raise a moral family like the families I had observed in my home town, to follow our Savior and His teachings. I have a strong desire to be of service to my fellow man - the church has provided an excellent opportunity. The Mormon Church had the answers and gave me hope for a successful family life - also one to be of service to others. .

How I live my faith

All of my adult life I have tried to live the ten commandments and live like Jesus Christ would have me live - being an example of a devoted Christian. I was an Eagle Scout as a youth (1946) and felt that what I learned and the example of my leaders was the kind of life I wanted to live. In the U.S. Navy I was active in scouting as an adult leader, also during the early years of our marriage. After graduating from College I became active as a Cubmaster, a Scoutmaster, member of the local and District scouting organizations including district Chairman two times. I have served as the District Certifier (verifying paper work and all requirements have been met by he scout prior to his Eagle Scout Board) for about two decades - about 80 to100 scouts per year. Being involved in scouting is important to me as I believe the young men receive training on what to believe and how to live in the church environment - scouting teaches them by precept and example how to put those teachings to practice in the real challenging world - how to survive their group and individual challenges. I have received the Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, Duty to God Award and my Woodbadge Beads. I have been a registered scout and scouter for 72 years.