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Hi I'm Lee

I enjoy family, friends, golf and tennis. I appreciate good humor and love to laugh. Life is good. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 68 years old and retired. I earned a Master's degree in civil engineering and an MBA. I worked in the commercial construction industry for 45 years and retired 3 years ago as a senior executive of a large construction firm. During the course of my professional career I was involved in projects in many parts of the world, and have done a fair bit of traveling. I have been married to the same wonderful woman for 45 years (she's amazingly patient), and have 7 children and 23 grandchildren . They are my pride and joy - I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for blessing my life with them. I believe the world is a beautiful place, and always look for the best in others and life. I find helping others a great source of personal satisfaction. I currently live in Farmington Utah where I keep animals, have an orchard and a large garden, and never seem to run out of things to do. I enjoy reading, singing, tennis, golf and watching my favorite college football teams play.

Why I am a Mormon

My great grandparents were early pioneers - they joined the church in the east and were part of the great Mormon migration west. Many pulled handcarts 1500 miles to come to the Salt Lake Valley. Their endurance and faith were most remarkable as they endured hunger, cold, fatigue and danger all along the way. Some died. They came to Utah because they were converted by the Spirit to the faith, and the prophet had directed all to come to the west where they could worship in peace. Their faith and sacrifice are an important part of my heritage, and form the foundation of my own testimony. As a young 19 year old I was called to serve as a missionary for the Mormon Church to Sweden. Up to this point my testimony of the truthfulness of the Church came mainly from my heritage and the example of my parents. I knew that following Church teachings made me a better person, and I knew that I was happier when I lived according to the teachings of the Church rather than looking elsewhere for satisfaction. My spiritual conversion came just prior to leaving on my mission to Sweden. I had gone to the Lord in prayer and earnestly sought to know of myself if this Gospel that I was about to proclaim were true. After several days of such prayer, my answer came. It was one of the most profound spiritual experiences of my life. Since that time I have had other spiritual confirmations that have again validated my testimony of the truth I had proclaimed as a missionary. I stand today as a witness of Jesus Christ and proclaim Him as my Savior and Redeemer. I am so grateful He loved us enough to come to earth and suffer and die in our behalf - to make it possible for all of us to live again with Him and our Heavenly Father. His atoning sacrifice is the most significant event that has ever occurred in the history of the mankind.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and very involved in our local congregation. I have been involved as a lay member in the local leadership, as well as serving in many other positions. I have enjoyed teaching classes to children, young men, young women, and adults. I served as scoutmaster for 4 years. I especially love the youth and enjoy being with them. Over the past 5 years I have been involved with the youth on scouting super-activities, river trips, wilderness area cycling trips, girls camps, and special youth conferences. I have also worked closely with many adult families in our congregation, which has been a choice and treasured association for me. Relationships created through love and service are among the most rewarding experiences of my life. I have also been involved in our community, serving as chairman of our annual 'Festival Days' activities for 5 years, where I had the opportunity to work with many wonderful and capable people as we organized parades, activities, 5 and 10k runs, food, booths and civic service. I also served for 7 years on the city Board of Adjustments which I chaired for 5 years.