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Hi I'm Gene Hooper

I am a Mormon. I was born into a family whose great grand-parents were Mormon pioneers in the 1850's.

About Me

I am a grandfather with ten grandchildren. My wife and I have four sons. She is a native of Idaho Falls, Idaho and we were introduced by my sister and brother-in-law who was one of her professor at Ricks College in Rexburg, which is now known as BYU Idaho. I served a mission to Finland from 1960 to 1963, and attended the University of Utah for 2 and one half years. I was an employee in the LDS Church Family History Department for 39 years, and have enjoyed being retired since 2002.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church in a devoted Latter-day Saint Family of Mormon Pioneer heritage. Both my father and mother's great great grandparents are of English and Scandinavian descent. I was raised in the gospel and learned early to love the Church. I was blessed to have friends during my younger years who were also active in the Church. Many wonderful events and opportunities have occurred in my life which have added to my faith and testimony that this truly is Christ's true church on the earth.

How I live my faith

Besides my mission, I have served as a counselor in the Highland Stake Young Men's Presidency, a Cultural Arts Specialist for the Stake, Elders Quorum President, Elders Quorum Counselor, High Priest Group Leader, High Priest Group Leader Assistant, Counselor in the City Center Branch Presidency in the Salt Lake County Jail, Stake Family History Records Extraction Director, Home Teacher in the Stratford Ward, Ordinance Worker in the Salt Lake Temple, Baptistry Shirft Coordinator, and Ordinance Shift Assistant Coordinator in the Salt Lake Temple.Home Teaching, Choir Member and substitute teaching in Sunday School and Primary when needed.