Joined 21 February 2015
My full name is Frederick Oscar Benson Junior but I go by Fred. Recently retired, I spent my working years working with computers and programming. I always liked my job and I dreaded the notion of not working anymore. With this mission, I may have found a way around that. Also, to keep myself somewhat occupied, I have found a good number of names for temple work. As part of the temple work, I have a calling as a veil worker in the Salt Lake Temple which motivates me to get at least one ancestral endowment name every week. I had a brief knowledge of the Wiki, but I realize now there is a lot more there than I had thought. Professionally, after the Navy (where I worked with electronics) and college (where I majored in math and accounting), I spent most of my career working around computers. I started out programming in assembler and Fortran, spent a few years with COBOL and then moved to a high level statistical analysis tool named SAS. Part of that effort required becoming reasonably proficient in other tools such as Excel, Word, DB2 and others. Life was good. I ended up as a Risk Manager that last decade or so, but I still think my best times were with the details of the code.I view myself as a hard worker who is (or at least was) blessed with the ability to learn quickly. I love learning languages, both computer and human, enhancing my ability to make my contribution count. In terms of church service, I spent my most rewarding times with the young men. I loved being a scoutmaster helping young men achieve their Eagle. Also, I served a long time in District Callings (about twenty years) helping young men and leaders in our district focus on attaining that same goal.