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Hi I'm Heber Tippetts

I was born in Wyoming in 1940. My grandparents and parents were Mormons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am retired after 38 years with the state of Utah as a Social Worker in Child Welfare. At one time I was employed as a manager with Travelers Aid Society and, with others, organized the first homeless shelter for single men and families. I've been married over 50 years; my wife and I have four children, a girl and three boys. We have lived in the Salt Lake Valley for most of our married life. From the age of 12, under the mentoring of my grandfather, I have been fishing in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming and the Uintah Mountains of Utah catching and eating eastern brook trout among the breeds of trout (the smaller the better). With two good friends I fished the Snake River in Wyoming and Idaho, catching and eating cutthroats, rainbows, and coho salmon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have become a believer in the mission of Jesus Christ, and the establishment of his church--first during his life on earth, and second through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I believe in the current prophet and apostles as representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an informed citizen. I read the news paper and listen to political opinions on the radio and TV. I have political opinions but do not belong to a political party. I was a state employee for social services for many years and obeyed the Hatch Act. I served in many church callings, and currently serve as a home teacher for three wonderful families, and as a psychological screener for prospective LDS missionaries with mental health issues.