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Obtained a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's in ancient scripture, and a doctorate in educational psychology from BYU. Served with the LDS Church Educational System in Hayward and Palo Alto, California; Athens, Georgia; and Miami, Florida. Served as bishop in Newark, California, and Athens, Georgia, and as stake president of the Sugar Hill Georgia Stake. Served as president of the Mexico City North Mission 1996-99. After retiring from CES in 2004 have served four other missions with my wife: As CES area director in Central America 2004-2006; in Panama 2007-2009; again in Guatemala 2009-2011, this time as executive secretary to the Central America Area Presidency; and finally as a counselor in the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple presidency, 2013-2014. We are currently serving in the presidency of the Fort Lauderale Temple, enjoying serving being able to continue to serve while living at home. We thought we had reached our photo upload allowance at this site, so began a new blog at donandvirginiacazier.blogspot.com, but can no longer find how to add new posts there, though we can again at this site. Feel free to email us at doncazier@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Palmyra Highlights

From July 11 through July 14 Don and Virginia and eight of their children and their families enjoyed a great reunion in the Palmyra, New York, area. The only thing that could have made it better would have been for all 12 living children and their families to be present and for the Saturday pageant not to have been terminated early due to rain and lightning. The following are selected photos of the reunion's activities:

Family group photo taken by Larnie on the Hill Cumorah

Don and Virginia and eight children at Fellows Road Park in Fairport. Photo taken by Larnie.


Brent Quigley in camera duel with grandfather

Burrows at pageant


Debbi and Connor

Larnie with cast member

Michael with cast member friend

A round of Uno before the pageant

Socializing before the pageant

Laurie, Sarelle, and Tali in foreground

More pre-pageant socializing

Sage with shirt she won as Miss West Arundel
Tyson with cast member

Virginia and Connor

April directs music at Sunday meeting

Cheryl leads children's singing time (also following 4 photos)





Danny shares testimony.

Sunday lunch

At Fellows Road park

Another Sunday shot at the park

Singing to the July birthday boys and girls

April shares testimony.

Dinner at Danny's and Malisa's site, with the Yeardleys

Sunday meeting site

Burrows at Smith frame home

Burrows in Sacred Grove


Laurel, Rachel, Michael, and Brent in Sacred Grove

Don and Virginia in Sacred Grove

Debbi and Greg at Smith frame home

Greg and Debbi in Sacred Grove


In Hill Cumorah Visitors' Center (also next several shots)



Lily and Cami with Palmyra Temple in background

Quigleys at Hill Cumorah

Ricky's family at Smith frame home

Ricky's family in Sacred Grove

Sacred Grove

Sacred Grove

Sacred Grove

Wildes at Sacred Grove
Yeardleys at Sacred Grove

April, Max, and Spencer at Senca Lake beach
Debbi and Lily

Greg with unidentified niece

Greg wrestles Spencer

Jacob and Max

Michael and Braden

Michael and Brent

Melchizedek Priesthood restoration sculpture at Peter Whitmer farm visitors center

Replica of Peter Whitmer home

Ricky with Abby

Ricky with Taylor

Sarelle Wilde

Spencer and Laurel

Michael and siblings

Virginia at street named in her honor


Cami sings on FHE program


Debbi and Greg do comedy routine.


Kambry, Abby, and Lily perform

Burrows skit


Higgins performance

Virginia and Sage present "Little Lady Make Believe."

Yeardley number

Nurse Debbi with inflamed nose

Marshmallow Max makes smores.


Reunion socializing
Playing 500

Toasting marshmallows
Below are brief video clips of the opening scene and the Nephi storm at sea scene from the pageant.




video video

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