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Hi I'm Rosa

From Idaho, I moved to Utah three years ago. I am a retired manager and editor of The News-Examiner.

About Me

I am the mother of six children, three girls and three boys. I grew up on a farm in Southern Idaho where I got to feed chickens and pigs, help get in the hay, hoe beets, cabbage and beans. My only brother was killed before I was born and I and my four sisters were liberated early. I attended Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho), graduated after two years and was married the following summer to my husband, Kay. We lived in the Preston area. Kay was an implement mechanic until illness forced him to retire. I then went to work mostly at The Preston Citizen. We moved to Montpelier in 1989 so that I could manage and edit The News-Examiner there. We stayed in Montpelier until I retired after 22 years. We then moved to Tremonton so that we could be closer to our children. Five out of six of them live in the Salt Lake area, but who wants to live in or close around Salt Lake? My hobbies include creative writing, reading and tatting. I enjoy reading historic fiction, fantasy and youth fiction. When we moved to Tremonton I found a tatting group and now attend tatting every Tuesday at noon. The ladies who tatt are now close friends. Since coming to Tremonton, I have grown a garden, made home repairs and try to make our home and surroundings better.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormons so I grew up attending church and learning about the church as a child. However, I had to gain my own belief in the LDS church. I did that by reading scriptures, praying, attending church meetings and living good principles. I believe that I am a better person because of what the church teaches me. I believe in being honest, in helping people who need financial help, in keeping the Ten Commandments, in keeping health laws. I also believe we have a prophet now who helps us understand how to meet the challenges in today's world. Kay and I have. We are not so happy when we fail to do those things. When I do as I should, I feel closer to God and to my Savior. That is a really good feeling. I want to stay faithful the rest of my life

How I live my faith

I attend church every week and enjoy learning more about the bible and other scriptures. Every day I pray for various reasons. I also read scriptures, particularly The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon tells me so much about Christ and his mission as the Savior. I feel the spirit of The Holy Ghost whenever I read The Book of Mormon. I am also a visiting teacher. I visit several women in our area every month and share a gospel message and try to look after them so that they will have help if they are sick or just someone to celebrate with when nice things happen to them. I go to a temple close by regularly to do ordinances for persons who are dead. Since ordinances are necessary for eternal progression, LDS persons to that work for their ancestors and others vicariously. Temples make me feel closer to God and to my Savior. Kay and I are Webelos leaders in the Cub Scouts. We find, even at our age, that we can help the boys learn to do many things and practice skills.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

I believe that we will associate with family members after we die. As a result, we need to keep our family ties strong and learn to get along and love all of our brothers and sisters, and especially our children. Families are really the basis of the society. People need to take care of their family members and keep in close touch. Show more Show less