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Hi I'm (Ruth) Ann Kronmiller

I grew up in Montana. I studied in Utah and California. Pat and I have 7 children and 27 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with 3 brothers and 2 sisters in a tiny, comfortable Montana community and married my high-school sweetheart after completing studies in speech pathology/audiology and deaf education. I most enjoy interactions with our 7 children, 27 grandchildren, and extended family members. Family dinners with 20 or 30 people each Sunday (as well as opportunities to worship, play, and be entertained together) keep us in close touch with each other. Teaching religious courses to high school and college students has been challenging and satisfying. Music, drama, reading, sewing, and friendships are fulfilling.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up the daughter of a wonderful Mormon Mom and a wonderful Catholic Dad. That upbringing gave me several religious viewpoints to consider even as a child. As I moved into my teen years and adulthood, I was grateful for the knowledge that there are absolute truths, one of which is that there is a God who lives and loves each of us. As I studied scriptures and doctrines and participated in religious congregations, I had spiritual feelings and experiences confirming to me that organized religion provides the covenants to lead us back, after death, to our earthly families and to our Heavenly Father and Mother. Being together with my family for eternity is my greatest hope and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches the doctrines and administers with authority the covenants that make that possible. That's why I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I have always loved being an active part of my Church congregations. I began teaching younger children and playing the piano for services when I was only 12 years old. Through my years as a Latter-day Saint, I have taught all ages, organized events, led our women's organization, and visited other women in their homes each month forming lasting friendships. Having lived in ten different cities in seven states, serving in the schools, on PTAs, and in the community (library board, poll worker, and home-resource for families of deaf children) has been rewarding. I'm now looking forward to serving as a missionary in New Zealand with my husband for 18 months!