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Hi I'm Pat Felsted

I grew up in Ogden, Utah. I attended Weber State College. I have 5 children. I like to golf and do family history work.

About Me

I am a mother of five children. I have always liked sports such as skiing, tennis, golf and hiking. I also like to quilt and do family history. I recently wrote a book on my great grandmother which was an incredible journey as doors of hidden research began to unfold. I had deaf parents so I am a sign language interpreter. I interpreted at the University of Utah, in the community, and many hours at the Family History Center for the Deaf Zone. I have fifteen grandchildren and they are a joy.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother came to Utah to attend the Ogden School for the Deaf. There she joined the LDS church. Her exemplary life and faithfulness inspired me to remain a faithful member after being baptized at eight years old. I will be eternally grateful to her for her wise decision to embrace the gospel. My primary and young women leaders helped me set a goal that one day I would marry in the temple. I wanted to marry a return missionary who loved the gospel as much as I did. I married a wonderful man and the gospel has blessed us throughout our marriage as we raised children and struggled through the ups and downs of life.

How I live my faith

I have been a member all my life. There have been many church responsibilities but my recent favorite have been teaching Sunday-school in a correctional facility for youth. I am currently teaching Primary to the eight year olds. Our lessons are on the Book of Mormon and I love teaching from that book. I have been an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple for the last thirteen years. The first ten years I interpreted through sign language to the deaf patrons. Currently I an an ordinance worker for the hearing for the past two years. I have pursued Family History and consequently have submitted thousands of ancestor names for temple work at the same time giving names to my siblings and setting up sealing sessions where we come together to perform these sacred ordinances. It has brought us all closer together.