I am a quiet, introspective basically shy woman who has learned to be open and bold through education and the necessity of providing for myself and my family. I care deeply for the people in my family, extended family and the people I have come to serve throughout my lifetime. My family taught me basic values: honesty, faithfulness, truthfulness, integrity, humility, kindness, caring, responsibility, accountability, dependability, to have a strong work ethic and to appreciate all these values in others. I like to laugh, even at myself when it is appropriate. I enjoy being with people both listening and talking with them. I enjoy someone with a good, kind sense of humor. I do not like contention and aggressive behavior. I know it is possible to hurt others as deeply with words as it is with fists. I enjoy being of service to others. I am my sister's keeper and feel a strong need to be of use, to feel needed and loved.
I worked as an RN and Certified Nurse Midwife, and I supported my family for many years after my husband lost his job as a Chemist in 1982. Since I retired in 2009 and moved back to Arizona, I have spent a good deal of time working on genealogy. I have taken my family from the 2000 people I had in 2009 to over 12,000 well documented people. I do not just do direct line but also all the collateral lines I can do. I love learning about all the people in my extended family as people who lived, loved and died thus enriching all our lives. Doing genealogy makes history come alive through people not just events. I also do genealogy research for my friends if they want help. This is a labor of love, not for money.
I love my country and greatly appreciate all those who have served in the Armed Services to pay for my freedom and make my country a free land where we can worship God, travel and enjoy all the freedoms we have. God bless you all!