Getting to Know the Parkway Branch

The Parkway Branch is a special part of our stake, serving the residents of Sunridge Assisted Living Center (at the corner of Layton Parkway and Angel Street). The leadership of this branch is unique: four brothers serve in the branch presidency and their wives make up the Relief Society presidency. We thought it would be fun to spotlight this special Relief Society presidency and get to know the Parkway Branch better. See the next post for service opportunities at Sunridge.

Lanez Davies, RS President

Blaine and I have been married for 42 years. We were both raised in Bountiful, Utah, and moved to Layton 4-1/2 years ago. We love living here! We have five children and 11-1/2 grandchildren. I love working in the Bountiful temple as an ordinance worker and also enjoy traveling, family history, and reading.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to serve in the Parkway Branch. It's hard to express the love we have for these wonderful people. We have the privilege to learn from their life experiences, testimonies, and wisdom. These faithful saints teach us how to endure to the end and come unto Christ. To share in their lives is truly a blessing!

Nancy Faldmo, First Counselor

Jon and I are the parents of four beautiful girls, grandparents of 13. Both of us were born and raised in the Salt Lake area. We moved here in 2002, "temporarily."  Jon is a photographer, woodworker, handyman, and dutch oven cook. I am trying to retire from nursing after working for 46 years in many areas. I love scouting, sewing, cooking, reading, and gardening.

Serving in the Parkway Branch has taken me full circle with my life experiences. I started my nursing career in rehab/geriatrics, fell in love with newborn/maternity, private duty, loved urgent care, now back to end of life care. I love meeting these sweet people who are earning how to endure to the end. They teach me so much more than I can ever teach them: compassion and patience come to mind. Slowing down is another. Appreciating the small things. Family.

Sharon Moore, Second Counselor

I was raised on a small farm in Oasis, Utah. I like small-town living. When we moved here in 1988, Kaysville and Layton seemed like pretty big places since we came from Castle Dale. I have eight children, four boys and four girls. I would say my hobbies include gardening, sewing, and making tied quilts. I learned to do most of these as a child and kept it up more as a matter of necessity than enjoyment, but I have learned to love working with my hands in this way.

I have really enjoyed serving in the branch. It has brought me out of my comfort zone, and I am still adjusting. The residents are amazing people, and I love hearing their stories and getting to know them. They have so much to teach me, and I have so much more to learn.

Brenda Auton, Secretary

I was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, and lived in Sioux Falls from fifth to 12th grade. I married my loving husband in 1980. We have five children, and four are married, with 14 grandkids as of right now. We moved to Layton in 1986 and Greg Sargent in the stake hired us out of college. We have lived in the Greenbriar Ward ever since. I just took up the piano again after 39 years. I really enjoy practicing and learning new pieces. I also enjoy doing family history, as well as spending time with the grandkids and family in the area. I love boating with family and friends. Ken and I are planning on serving a mission in about four years.

I have absolutely loved serving in the Parkway Branch at the care center with my hubby. The people there become like your family. I love them like my parents. They lift my spirits. They are a great example of enduring to the end. They are so grateful for any service you render to them. When they pass, it leaves a big hole in my heart. I am a better person for knowing each and every one of them. I get to serve with three other couples that I laugh and cry with and love like family. This is the best calling for my husband and me right now in our lives.

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