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Hi I'm Ed

I started my life in West Monroe, Louisiana and I'm a Mormon. I love saying that.

About Me

My name is Ed and I'm a Mormon. After my birth, I was christened a Methodist (the faith of my Grand Parents). My first school was St. Ann's parochrial school through the 4th grade in West Monroe. I attended Crosley Elementary school for three years before moving to Salt Lake City. I became a convert to the LDS Church as a teenager. After several years in the U.S. Navy, I returned to SLC to attend the University of Utah from which I graduated in 1963. My professional life was in the medical supply business. I worked my way into Senior Management positions with American Hospital Supply then started my own business in the same field. The best job I ever had was as a Golf Pro teaching others to play the game I love. I am a father of 4 fine boys (3 living) and a grandfather of 1 boy and 2 girls. For the past 5 years (along with my beautiful wife) I have served as the Director of the Sacramento FamilySearch Library. Since I'm the first Mormon in my family I have felt the responsibility of finding my ancestors and getting to know where I came from. I am a member of the Sons of the American Reveloution and a member of the Sons of Confederate Volunteers of the Civil War.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it makes sense. In my formative years, I always knew that there was a God even though my pastors and others could not explain it to me in such a way that I could understand. Additionally, I have always had an innate belief that the Gospel of Jesus Christ should be preached for free. The 'Church" provides guard rails and sign posts to help me stay focused on the real meaning of my life...where I came from...why I'm here...and where I'm going.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed with good health which permits me to serve in my Church. I'm very active in Family History in my community. I have a special 'outreach' assignment from the Sacramento FamilySearch Library to go into the metro area of Sacramento (a population of about 2 1/2 million souls) and present Family History...why it should be done and how to do it at the SacFamilySearch Library. I speak to Rotary Clubs, High Schools, senior citizen organizations, at seminars, State of California Archive meetings, and just about any other place where people gather. It has been rewarding to get to know the origin of many sur-names and discuss family origns with many wonderful people. It has been my pleasure and priviledge to serve in various leadership positions (except Ward Nursery Leader) in our congregations. My life is so much better because of my membership in the Lord's church