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Hi I'm Judy

I was raised in Reno, Nevada. After schooling I married and lived on a cattle ranch in Nevada. I now live in Grantsville, Utah.

About Me

I was raised and schooled in Reno, Nevada. My family consisted of my mother, father and five sisters. In college I majored in Home Economics and upon graduation I taught Home Economics in a small country Jr.High/High School in rural Nevada. While teaching, I met and married my husband. We then moved to a family cattle ranch in north eastern Nevada where we lived and raised our family of 7 children. This was a huge adjustment for a city girl to learn country ways. Over the years I have enjoyed quilting, gardening, making handmade soaps and lotions, teaching music in elementary school, reading, and playing the piano. My husband passed away unexpectedly after over 40 years of marriage, such a shocker. My son and son in law have continued to run the ranch and shop. After a few years I remarried and moved to a small community west of Salt Lake City. I married a man with 7 children, all grown. Our lives have revolved around children and grandchildren and their activities which we enjoy very much. We also enjoy theatrical and musical performances in our area. My husband and I have continued to serve in our church in scouting and youth groups.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints because I believe the church is led by authority from God. Every Mormon church in the world teaches the same doctrine and expects the same standards of conduct from its members. The church's doctrine teaches us about where we came from, why we are here upon the earth, and where we are going after this life. We are taught that we can pray and receive comfort and guidance from a loving Father in Heaven, who cares about the loves us. We are encouraged to use the Atonement of Jesus Christ in our lives to make corrections and repent of our sins, and to simply help us in our everyday lives to work through our challenges and mortal experiences with hope. This very teaching keeps me from feeling discouraged and unable to go on.

How I live my faith

The Mormon religion is a big and important part of our lives. We attend church regularly on Sundays and have had many varied assignments over the years such as teaching classes of varying ages, planning activities, going to girls camps, attending conferences, cleaning the property of others, doing humanitarian projects (hygiene kits, school kids, newborn kits). At times, I have spoken about our beliefs and standards in school and community settings. We have sent our children on missions throughout the world to teach about the Mormon church. At this time of our lives we feel that we want to serve a mission wherever we are needed and will begin that soon.