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Hi I'm Richard N. Heywood

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona. I live in Tempe. I have have seven children and 27 grand children. I 'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Snowflake, Arizona in 1933. I was reared in Mesa, Arizona from the time I was 2. I attended Lincoln, Irving, Franklin Schools, and Mesa High, graduating in 1951. I attended Arizona State College (now University) and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1959. I graduated from the University of Utah Medical School in 1961. I had postgraduate training at the Ohio State University (2 years), Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona (1 year), and Maricopa County Hospital in Phoenix (Pathology, 4 years). I was in the Public Health Service for 2 years in Peoria, Illinois (1963-1965), in General Practice in Tempe, Arizona (1966-1973), in the Practice of Pathology in the Phoenix Area from 1978 till my retirement in April of 2001. After retirement, I served in the Mesa Regional Family History Center (now the Mesa Family Search Library) for 10 years. I married in 1959. We have seven children and 27 grandchildren. I have a been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my.

Why I am a Mormon

I am committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ and to His Church that has been restored to earth in these latter days. I choose to continue in the Church because I am convinced that it is true. My conviction is based on experience, observation, study, prayer, and inspiration. The latter has come through study of the scriptures, prayer, listening to prophets (ancient and modern-day), attending worships services, service in the Church, and worship and service in the Temples of the Lord. I am committed to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try hard to live all of the principles of the gospel, to serve others, and to serve in the Church and do whatever I am asked to do. I try to be a good citizen. I try to be a good father and grandfather. I try to be a good neighbor.