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Hi I'm Milton Penrod

I am a Utah native and a life long Mormon. I am retired and currently serve as an ordinance worker in the Logan LDS Temple.

About Me

I am a Utah native. I spent my first 12 years in Ogden, 3 years in California, and remaining years back in Utah. Moved quite often and have lived in: (California) San Francisco, Willits, Santa Cruz; (Utah) Brigham City, Salt Lake City, Magna, Murray, Mantua, West Point, and Smithfield, where I now reside. I married Louise Jeppesen in the Logan Temple and have one son, three daughters and 12 grand kids. Louise passed away from cancer in 2002. Married Susanne Toolson in 2004. She has one son, one daughter, and 8 grand kids. I graduated from Box Elder HS in 1960 and attended Weber State. I Worked in my families Lock and Bike business in Brigham City until I secured a position at Hercules Powder Co in SLC. Two years later, I went to work for Thiokol in Brigham City. Began my publishing career at Hercules and continued it for 40 years at Thiokol. I am an avid golfer, love to garden, design landscapes, and work in my yard. I like all kinds of sports, especially target shooting. I do gunsmith work and reload my own ammunition.

Why I am a Mormon

Born into a Mormon family, I was brought up in the church. I was taught from my youth in Primary programs and teen youth programs. Baptized age 8 by an authorized Priesthood holder and confirmed a member of the church. Even with this background, I had to gain my own testimony of the truthfulness of the the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. By study and experiences over the years this is how I obtained my testimony. I have visited the 'Sacred Grove' where Joseph Smith received the first vision, where he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. I know this event happened just as Joseph writes in his own words and that he had further visitations which resulted in him receiving the golden plates. With help from God, he was able to translate these plates into The Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have served in many callings in the church. I was heavily involved with the church athletics. Played, coached, and officiated basketball and softball both with youth and adult programs. Served as Stake athletic director and organized the Ward teams playing schedules and playoff tournaments. Worked with teenage youth groups organizing activities and religious events to teach them the values of living correct principles. Served as a Scoutmaster for 8 years, producing 26 Eagle Scouts. Heavily involved with scout training on a council and district level. I am Wood Badge trained and served on Wood Badge training Staffs for 10 years. Took a troop of 45 boys to the National Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia in 1985. Held numerous Priesthood leadership assignments over the years. Have served as an ordinance worker for 13 years in the Ogden and Logan LDS temples.