Gwen graduated from Carsonville High School in 1970, attended St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Michigan and graduated from the Alma Practical Nurse Center in Alma, Michigan in 1972. She attended Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, from 1987-1989. In 1992, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree. She continued her studies at the University of Utah pursuing a master’s degree in Geography, but proved herself a quitter when dating Lon and playing with grandkids were a whole lot more fun than taking another statistics class. She ended a 10-year career with Salt Lake County as a Cartographer and Geographic Information Analyst to pursue a life of travel with her husband Lon.
Gwen and Lon still enjoy life without a mortgage and live anywhere they want -- in campgrounds, on their sailboat, on BLM land in the West, and sometimes in the comfort of a stationary home with numerous friends. You can reach the author at: