Date and Place of Birth: February 16, 1933, Barrington, Illinois

My Family: I am the youngest of four children. I have three children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. I grew up having a garden, chickens and rabbits, so I know where food comes from and how important a garden is to a family. 

My Favorite Retreat Spot: Arizona

I’m Really Good At: Getting along with people

Something I Can Improve On: Housekeeping

My Favorite Sound: My grandkids’ voices saying, “Hi, Grandma!”

I Won't Eat: Anchovies

I Dislike: Cold weather, snow and ice

My Favorite Book: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder books that my children and I read to shreds

A Change I've Noticed in Myself Since I Was Younger: My view of the world after I started traveling and became exposed to more of it

One Word to Describe Me: Happy :)

What I Hope Other Say About Me After I've Passed:  “I liked her.”

Why I'm Leaving a Legacy With Heifer: It’s important to care for those who are beyond our reach.