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Joleene Watabe

Joleene Tower Watabe was born and raised in San Diego, California, where she developed a love of the ocean, an appreciation of the importance of family, and a life-long craving for good weather. She attended UCSD for a year before transferring to BYU where she met and married Tim. They went on a 26-year adventure together that led to four amazing children, graduate degrees for both of them, and making their home in various places such as Japan and Ohio before Tim died in an accident. Joleene moved to Utah a couple years ago to be close to her oldest children while they finish college. She works as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and enjoys reading, writing, and sharing her passion for developing good mental health habits. She is continuing to rebuild her life and find a new path forward by spending more time with her family, exploring the outdoors, and going to the beach whenever possible. She is also looking for her next home in a place where she no longer has to endure cold winter months.

May 14, 2021 01:39 PM MDT
"My husband not only served faithfully and powerfully in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he quite literally gave his life while doing so."
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