DeeDee Abaroa is a native of northeast Arizona (her pioneer stock clearly got the short end of the ‘Mormon Migration Straw’) but grew up in Provo, Utah. After graduating from BYU she taught elementary school for 35 years in Payson, Utah and then Gilbert, Arizona. She adores her four boys and cherishes her 8 grandchildren. She loves meeting her global brothers and sisters in their world travels. She especially adores her “Stevie Wonder” who feeds her and takes care of her every wish and need.