Chere Jones Clarke grew up in Utah and her teenage years in Arkansas, where her Dad was called to be a mission president. During that time she could relate to Laman and Lemuel having to follow their father into the wilderness, fortunately her heart was softened and she counts her time in Arkansas as the defining foundation of her testimony. One of her best decisions was marrying her best friend, Keith, after he returned home from his mission. They are the parents of four children (and three spouses) who live life to the fullest and always have a story to tell her. A breast cancer survivor, she enjoys volunteering and has worked with immigrants, single parents, and is currently a women’s history research specialist at the Church History Library. Her passion is learning something new and making memories with those she loves.