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Hi I'm June

I'm 66, I love music, art and animals and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was named June after my father's old girlfriend in high school. I grew up in the 50's and 60's. I come from a family of five children - three brothers and one sister. We moved back to Utah because of a beautiful family cabin tucked away in the Uinta Mountains. Shortly after, my father died at the young age of 42 from a coronary occlusion. I married February 20, 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple. Gerry was in medical school so I worked as a 4th grade teacher to pay for food and rent until our first child, John, was a year old. I graduated from Weber State College in Elementary Education. We determined that we could join the air force, get a salary and have Gerald’s medical school education paid for. And I could stay home with my children. It was a good decision. I love to sing, paint, make something out of nothing and to decorate. I sang in the Tabernacle Choir for 20 years. We traveled all over the world. I've written several books. I am adamant about motherhood being a legitimate and extremely important career.

Why I am a Mormon

Elder Tad Callister's talk "Joseph Smith - Prophet of the Restoration" November 2009 Ensign Magazine strengthened my testimony of Joseph Smith and helped me realize how dear the gospel is to me. The is no other organization on the earth that can offer a greater way to live. It all makes so much sense. Then, when the Holy Ghost affirms that to you, you've got a testimony.

How I live my faith

I love to teach - whether it be the gospel or music or literature. There is an eternal thread running through all things on the earth. I love seeing peoples faces light up with "aha" moments finally realizing the truthfulness of gospel principals.

What is the difference between attending a church and attending a temple?

Our chapels and classrooms are used on the Sabbath to partake of the sacrament, learn about the gospel and strengthen each other through music and teaching. The holy temple is built specifically to house the ordinances that each worthy Latter Day Saint can receive. It is a place of learning beyond what we learn on sunday. Holy ordinances are administered that give us strength and purpose. Show more Show less