About the Author

Shelli Simmons was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and graduated with honors from a local business college. Following her marriage to her high school sweetheart, she worked in the business industry until the death of her 2½-month-old son from sudden infant death syndrome. Shelli spent the next eighteen years at home raising three beautiful children, serving in church callings, and assisting her husband with his business ventures. During her service as a stake Young Women president, Shelli had the opportunity to organize two stake pioneer handcart trek youth conferences, which began a twelve-year journey in research and intensive study of the lives of the members of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies.

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