Deseret News Archives,Saturday, November 23, 1996
NEW MISSION PRESIDENT
The First Presidency announced this week the call of Joseph M. McPhie to serve as president of the ScotlandEdinburgh Mission, succeeding Gordon Williams, who has been released because of health problems.
Pres. McPhie, 75, served as president of the Temple Square Mission in Salt Lake City from February 1993 toFebruary 1995 president of the Australia Sydney Mission, September 1980- July 1982 president of the VirginiaRoanoke Mission, July 1974-July 1977 and has been a regional representative and stake president and has servedtwice as a bishop. He retired in 1992 as director of operations of the Missionary Department. A retired colonel in theU.S. Air Force, he served in the military during World War II and in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Born in Salt LakeCity to Daniel Murchie and Mary Marshall McPhie he attended the University of Utah, the University of Alabama andthe University of Maryland, from which he received a bachelor's degree.
He and his wife, Ruth Buehner McPhie, are members of the Holladay 28th Ward, Salt Lake Holladay South Stake.They are parents of two sons and four daughters. At the time of her call to serve in Scotland with her husband, SisterMcPhie was a Relief Society teacher she has been a member of the presidency in ward Primary and Relief Societyorganizations she also served with her husband when he presided over missions in Australia and Virginia. Ahomemaker, she has a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and has been a substitute kindergarten teacher.
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