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Hi I'm Karen

I grew up in Utah. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I am an artist and quilt maker. I am Mormon.

About Me

My main joy in life is my family! They mean the world to me. Each and every one is a choice child of God. I gain many blessings and have learned so much from raising my family. Being "mom" to my six children has taught me more in life than anything I have ever done. Being "Grandma" to my 20 grandchildren and 2 greats has been pure happiness from the day my first one was born. In raising my family, I learned that I enjoyed sewing. I made clothes when they were younger, now for the grandchildren. I have turned my skills in sewing toward creating and quilting quilts. I also loved art from my childhood up. I continue to paint and make stained glass as a creative outlet. I love to cook and bake, it brings me joy to share what I have made with friends, family and those who are in need. I always encouraged my children and grandchildren to get involved in whatever I was doing so that they would have experiences to cherish in their lives. They are all much better than I am now, and I love to see them accomplish what they try! We are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We love to serve the Lord by accepting the callings that we are given. Much joy is added to our lives by serving and keeping the commandments of God.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young, my family were members of this church, but chose not to attend much. I got bits and pieces of the gospel through the times that we did attend with my mother. I had many friends that were members who were good examples to me throughout the years. We moved from our childhood home when I was in the 7th grade. My friends and neighbors were all very kind to me. Even though my dad smoked and didn't believe we should attend church. I had a particular youth leader that bore her testimony to our class one night on the blessings of the temple. I remember the feeling I got that night. I had never known what the temple was for. I had been to the Salt Lake Temple once in my youth, that was the full extent of my knowledge. She told us of her feelings about being there with her new husband and the blessings that she had received from choosing to be married there. That testimony opened up a whole new world for me! I was only a part time attender, I would go when I wasn't working or when someone invited me to go. I wanted to know more, and feel what she had explained to us! I started attending with a desire to know more. In the course of this time, I met and fell in love with a young man. He had a few habits that needed to change before we could be sealed in the temple. We worked together and made the commitment to go through the temple when we were married. I can say that it was the best thing we could have done! Marriage isn't easy at times,but with our knowledge of the blessings of the temple, we were able to work through whatever happened in our lives. We raised six children in the gospel. What a joy it is to see them choose to live the commandments and raise their families in the church. My teacher had no idea the impact she made on me when I told her my story after I met her again after my family was grown. Her testimony changed me and helped me gain my own testimony that has grown with me through the years!

How I live my faith

I have had many callings over the years in our church. I have worked with the youth in our church for the most part. I have also served the women in our church through visiting teaching. It is a great blessing to help others and serve others. In turn, they have all helped me and enriched our lives with their teachings. I help arrange meetings on weeknights for the women in our church. They are to help teach, guide and help them feel of our Saviors love for them. We are now going to serve a mission on a cattle ranch that is for the welfare recipients. We are looking forward to going and learning what we can do to help prepare the ranch for when the cattle are there. I have served on the planning and zoning commission for our city. I have served as the person over a quilt and art show that is held on Pioneer Day here. (24th of July)