Shirley Pedersen

Tell us about your family: parents? siblings? spouse? kids? grandkids?
We are old. 90–84. I have 9 siblings — a 90 year old husband — 9 children — 47 grandkids — 45 great grandchildren & 4 on the way!

What do you and/or your spouse do for a living?
We are retired and go to the temple everyday! We work in the garden. I play pickle ball & tennis 2 or 3 times a week. Go to humanitarian on Wed. Make quilts.

What brought you to the area?
We have lived here for 60 yrs. We came to the 9th ward—recruited to play on the ward basketball team so they could win the “All Church.” We won in 1957!

I recommend everyone try ____________ at least once because:
Pickle ball. It’s fun and good exercise.

What activities inspire you or give you peace?
reading, walking, meditating

What advice would you give your younger self?
Keep active — don’t sit for more than 1 hour at a time.

Do you feel like you’ve found your “purpose” in life? If so, what is it?
I feel my purpose in life is to try and be a good example to all my family and friends by doing good things for myself, family, and friends.

How would you like people to remember you?
That I loved people and I love the Lord and want to show thanks to the Lord for all he has blessed me with through obedience to the gospel & the prophets.