Cooper, Workman, Scow, Sandoz Family History Corner

This page is more for my extended family than for the general public. Everyone is welcome. Non-family visitors may get ideas of some of the kinds of things they might want to include in their own Family Web Site

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I also love their Family Tree Maker v 2006 software ($30) for working my family tree. It has an option to create a family home page from the data entered. I still use PAF, but enjoy the many advanced features of Family Tree Maker.  

 Below is a link to take you to my FREE Family Tree Maker website that I have built for my parents.

Click here to see my Valjean Cooper – Cheryl Workman website.

Resources I can Share & Things I am Looking for:


The Scow Reunion was held July 2005 at Harris Flat as usual.  A good time was had by all.

NOTICE: Click here for Valjean Cooper (my Dad) who died 2 May 2004.

Click here for  Uncle Milden who died Tuesday 13 May 2003 & was followed shortly after on November 19, 2003 by his beloved Arprilla.

Utah Valley Multi-Stake Single Adult Choir:

The Lord (via the 1st Presidency)  invited us to sing at last October’s General Conference!  We perform 2-3 times year at the Provo Tabernacle and have about 200 members.  The Church asked that we grow the choir to 350 voices for the General Conference.  We found easily enough single adults (over 30) in Utah Valley.  It was a wonderful experience!  We are getting ready for our Christmas concert now. We practice at the same location as the fireside is each week.  Information on the choir and other single adult activities can be found at or by calling the HOTLINE at (801) 852-8872.

I Have:

A new family website at:

Lots of Family newsletters (hard copy) & journals for the Joel Hills Johnson family. He wrote LDS Hymns. 

300 Years of Workman Family History in America (and the ‘Big Book’ on Workmans).  And a PAF database with 55,000 Workmans on it.  Thanks Keith!

Cheryl Ella Workman Cooper’s poems.  Click Here for Cheryl’s Poems. 

Arden McMillan’s life history. (Hard copy)

Click on their names for short life stories on: Ivin Workman.,  Itha Scow,   Joseph Andrew Scow, and Emily Ellen Wood.

Lots of herbs… FREE to family & friends. (Siberian Ginseng, Cranberry Fruit, St. John’s Wort, Garlic, Glucosamine, Valerian Root, and lots of other Nature’s Way herbs.) Just ask me.

SPECIAL:  For a limited time only – preview & test an eBook by Paul & Ann Nichols titled “Write Life” FREE.  I’m searching for more great thought/memory evoking questions that will assist people in writing their own Life History on their computer.  Click Here to go to my store and then select this item.  As you check out with your “shopping cart” select to pay with a check.  This will gererate an order which I will fill via an email attachment… so be sure to include your email address and I’ll send it right out for your evaluation.  Do not mail me a check… this item is FREE during the beta testing and all I ask is feedback on the book and your ideas on how to improve it.

 I Need:

A link back past Adam Sandoz in Switzerland.  (Now past Estevenin Sandoz b.1455).

More audio tapes of older family members… what you tape today will be priceless tomorrow.

If you attend any family member funeral, PLEASE pass around papers for others to write their favorite story or memory on.  Thanks!

The War

“The war goes on. It is waged across the world over the issues of agency and compulsion. It is waged by an army of missionaries over the issues of truth and error. It is waged in our own lives, day in and day out, in our homes, in our work, in our school associations; it is waged over questions of love and respect, of loyalty and fidelity, of obedience and integrity. We are all involved in it—men and boys, each of us. We are winning, and the future never looked brighter.”

(Gordon B. Hinckley, “The War We Are Winning,” Ensign, Nov. 1986, 42)

Thought for the Week

Facts About Americans

Only 30% of us can flare our nostrils.
21% of us don’t make our bed daily. 5% of us never do.
Men do 29% of laundry each week. Only 7% of women trust their husbands to do it correctly.
3 out of 4 of us store our dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations.
91% of us lie regularly.
27% admit to cheating on a test or quiz.
50% admit they regularly sneak food into movie theaters to avoid the high prices of snack foods.
10% believe in the Ten Commandments.
82% believe in an afterlife.
45% believe in ghosts.
13% (mostly men) have spent a night in jail.
58.4% have called into work sick when they weren’t.
When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the carton.


This is my G-Cat 5.7 meter Sailboat. It needs some repairs to the rudder assembly. I want to fix it up and sail Bear Lake again or sell it. Suggestions? I also have a Phantom (SunFish clone) that is fun for teaching new sailors on.

Martinez, California LDS Seminary 65-75

I have gathered a reunion list of email names, phone numbers and addresses of many of the old Martinez Ward Seminary group from Class of 65 thru 75. I’m always looking for more classmates. Contact me if you have or need any of this information. Click Here for how I’ve spent my last 30 years..  Hey, I’ve been transcribing my older journals from handwritten books into computer files & have found some of my old Army Buddies too.  Next I’m going to find more of my old BYU College Friends too!

Our Prayer to Thee (by Elder Russell M. Nelson)
New words to an old hymn:

We pray to Thee, our Heavenly Father,
With grateful hearts and fond emotion.
We thank Thee for our great Exemplar—
Thy beloved and atoning Son—
Who gave Himself as sacred ransom,
That we could live again with Thee!
Our joy is full, our song so gladsome;
Renew our faith and hope in Thee.

We pray to Thee, our Heavenly Father,
With thankful hearts and adoration.
We thank Thee for our loving Savior,
Who redeemed us from death and sin;
He gave to us His truth to brighten
Our path, to help us walk His way,
To love and serve, to lift and lighten
The lives of all who will obey.

We pray to Thee, our Heavenly Father,
With gratitude and deep devotion
For loving faith and endless splendor—
Eternal glory—bound as one!
We pray for mercy and forgiveness
And hope to know Thy holy will.
We yearn for Thee, we plead in meekness,
Thy trust in us may we fulfill.

The Family: A Proclamation to the World

The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.

In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife.

We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.

We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.

Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalms 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

This proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of his message at the General Relief Society Meeting held September 23, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah the best site to buy replica watches online. High quality watches, unbeatable prices, and fast shipping!