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Mission Presidents listed below are in reverse chronological order. If you have additional information, please contact Kevin Dent. Pictures are also appreciated for Presidents without photos. Thank you...

Mark W. Stevens  (2015 to Current)
England London Mission
Call as anounced in The Church News, March 6, 2015

Mark Woodrow Stevens, 63, and Jean Alldredge Stevens, five children, Old Mill Ward, Salt Lake Butler Stake: England London Mission, succeeding President David J. Jordan and Sister Holly Jordan. Brother Stevens is a temple sealer and ward mission leader and is a former member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, stake president, bishop, and missionary in the Italy North Mission. Retired audit partner, Deloitte & Touche. Born in Salt Lake City to Irvin Wells Stevens Jr. and Dorothy Ann Jenkins Stevens. Sister Stevens is a counselor in the Primary general presidency and is a former member of the Primary general board, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Born in Salt Lake City to Oren Claron Alldredge and Helen Isabel Hunter Alldredge.

David James Jordan  (2012 to 2015)
England London Mission
Call as anounced in The Church News, Feb. 4, 2012

David James Jordan, 59, and Holly Lyn Garrett Jordan, four children, England London Mission; Mueller Park 2nd Ward, Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake. Brother Jordan serves as a stake president in a married student stake and is a former regional welfare chairman, stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop and missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission. Attorney/partner, Stoel Rives. Born in West Point, N. Y., to Amos Azariah and Mardeane Jordan. Sister Jordan serves as a Primary music leader and is a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, Young Women president, counselor in Relief Society and Primary presidencies and ward enrichment leader. Born in Memphis, Tenn., to Roy Edward and Martha Jo Garrett.

Renn M. Patch  (2009 to 2012)
England London Mission
Call as anounced in The Church News

Renn Matthew Patch, 58, Sunset Heights 2nd Ward, Orem Utah Sunset Heights Stake; former stake president, high councilor, bishop, ward Young Men president, humanitarian missionary and missionary in the Australia West Mission. Assistant secretary to the Presiding Bishopric. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Eugene McKeever and Eleanor Florence Strom Patch. Married Deanne Marlene Watson, four children. A ward Primary teacher, Sister Patch is a former ward Primary pianist, Primary chorister, counselor in ward Primary and Young Women presidencies and Church-service missionary at the Provo Missionary Training Center and Young Women Resource Center. Born in Riverside, California, to Valdean and Marie Antoinette Giron Watson.

Clayton Flint Foulger  (2006 to 2009)
England London Mission
Call as anounced in The Church News

Clayton Flint Foulger, 57, Potomac Ward, Washington DC Stake; ward Young Men president; former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, high councilor, seminary teacher and missionary in the Western States Mission. Principal and owner of Foulger Pratt Companies. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Sidney William and Mary Francis Flint Foulger. Married Marla Ruby Price, six children. A stake Young Women secretary, she is a former ward Relief Society president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, and Primary and Sunday School teacher. Born in San Diego, Calif., to David Sherman and Muriel Tenney Price.

Benjamin Edwin Banks  (2003 to 2006)
England London Mission
Call as anounced in The Church News, March, 8, 2003

Benjamin Edwin Banks, 49, Cottonwood 1st Ward, Salt Lake Cottonwood Stake bishop, former Sunday School teacher, counselor in bishopric, high councilor, stake mission president, missionary. Owner and president of Intermountain Wood Products. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Benjamin Berry and Susan Kearns Banks. Married Tamara Callister, four children.
A Primary chorister, she is a former stake Young Women secretary, Primary president and teacher, counselor in stake Young Women presidency and ward chorister. Born in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Marion J. and Nina Lynn Hayes Callister.

© 2003 LDS Church News

Steven Charles Wheelwright  (2000 to 2003)
England London Mission
Call as anounced in The Church News, 2000

Steven C. Wheelwright, 56, Belmont Ward, Cambridge Massachusetts Stake counselor in stake presidency former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop, Scoutmaster, and missionary in North Scottish/Scottish missions senior associate dean and professor at Harvard University received MBA and doctorate at Stanford University born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Max and Deborah Ann Coulam Wheelwright married Margaret Steele five children. She is a stake Relief Society president former family history coordinator, stake Young Women president, seminary teacher and counselor in ward Primary presidency received bachelor's and master's degrees in child development at Wheelock College born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Hermon and Marye Hanegan Steele.

© 2000 LDS Church News

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E-mail address: president@englandlondonmission.com

O. Claron Alldredge  (1997 to 2000)
England London Mission
Call as anounced in The Church News, 1997

O. Claron Alldredge Jr., 52, Monument Park 13th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake high councilor former bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, teachers quorum adviser, Sunday School teacher, and missionary in New Zealand clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Utah received bachelor's degree in medical biology and medical degree from the University of Utah, and earned a fellowship and was in residence in ophthalmology at the University of Iowa born in Salt Lake City to O. Claron and Helen Isabel Hunter Alldredge married Lillian Smith, six children. She is a Relief Society teacher former stake Primary president, stake Relief Society and stake Young Women board member, ward Primary and Young Women president, Relief Society president and counselor, Primary teacher and chorister, Sunday School teacher, Young Women teacher, and Relief Society teacher received bachelor's degree in child development from the University of Utah born in Salt Lake City to Douglas H. and Barbara Bradshaw Smith.

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E-mail address: oc@alldredge.net

Donald Hall Steele  (1994 to 1997)
England London Mission
Call as anounced in The Church News, 1994

Donald H. Steele, 54, North Ogden 22nd Ward, North Ogden Utah Coldwater Stake, Primary teacher, former counselor in mission presidency, counselor in stake presidency, high councilor, and bishop. FBI special agent, received juris doctorate from University of Utah. Born in Panguitch, Utah, to Donald Hall and Nina Hatch Steele. Married Linda Ann Bishop, six children. She is Laurel adviser, former counselor in stake Primary Presidency, Stake Relief Society board member, Counselor in ward Relief Society presidency, Primary teacher, and Relief Society teacher. Received bachelor's degree from Utah State University. Born in Tremonton, Utah, to Theral Vernon and Mabel Michaelis Bishop.

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E. Doyle Robison  (1991 to 1994)
England London Mission
Call as anounced in The Church News, 1991

E. Doyle Robison, 63, Edgemont 14th Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont Stake stake president's counselor, former high priests group leader, branch president, district president, bishop and stake mission president served mission in Sweden, 1946-49 director of Skaggs Institute of Retail Management at BYU received master's degree in retailing from New York University, bachelor's degree in business from BYU born in Fillmore, Utah, a son of Aaron Wayne and Fern Ashby Robison married Beth Spencer five children. She is a Relief Society quilting chairman, former stake Relief Society education counselor, Cub Scout den mother, teacher in auxiliaries, Branch Relief Society president, YWMIA president, ward music chairman and junior Sunday School coordinator director of a literacy project at Provo City Library, licensed health facility administrator received master's degree in recreation management and bachelor's degree in psychology from BYU born in Montpelier, Idaho, a daughter of Seymour H. and Sarah Sophronia Quayle Spencer.

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Arch J. Turvey  (1988 to 1991)
England London Mission
Call as anounced in The Church News, 1988

Arch J. Turvey, 59, Maidstone Ward, Maidstone England Stake regional representative, former stake president and counselor, district president area manager of assurance company born in Northampton, England, a son of Arthur James and Lily Dawkins Turvey married Olive Margaret Gibbins two children. She is ward Relief Society president former stake Relief Society president's counselor, ward Relief Society president and counselor, and seminary teacher born in Harpole, England, a daughter of Percy Walter and Evelyn Cory Gibbins.

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Following his release as mission President he headed the 1992 London Temple open house committee.

Brother Turvey was called as the London Temple president in 1993 serving until 1996.

E-mail address: arch@aturvey.freeserve.co.uk

Wendell J. Ashton  (1985 to 1988)
England London Mission
Obituary as published in The Deseret News

Wendell Jeremy Ashton, 72, Graduated from LDS High School where he was editor of the school newspaper. He graduated from the University of Utah, magna cum laude in 1933 with a B.S. in Business. Member of Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Phi Omega fraternities. Chairman, Naitonal Public Relations Advisory Council, Brigham Young University member, advisory board, University of Utah Department of Journalism member, BYU College of Business (School of Management) National Advisory Council.
Known for his unwaivering integrity and dedication to the LDS Church. His church service includes: Mission to Great Britain General Secretary, The Deseret Sunday School Union President of the East Mill Creek Stake Member, Church Correlation Committee Member, Church Leadership Committee Regional Representative of the Council of the Twelve Managing Director, Church Public Communications Department President, England London Mission and most recently Sealer, Salt Lake Temple.
Gifted with the written and spoken word. Author of eight books Editor of the 'Millenial Star', London, England Author, back cover editorials, 'The Instructor'. Wendell touched the lives of many with his solicitious letter writing.
His business and professional service included: Reporter Salt Lake Telegram Vice President, Gilham Advertising Agency, Inc. Publisher, the Deseret News. Wendell had unlimited energy and was known for his 'perpetual motion.'
Wendell was recognized as being a bridge-builder in the community. The success of the cause was more important to Wendell than his own personal recognition. His civic involvement included: President, Sugarhouse Chamber of Commerce member, Executive Board, Great Salt Lake Council, Boy Scouts of America National President, Sons of Utah Pioneers (as National President, he organized and led the SUP group reenacting the first company of Mormon Pioneers) Vice President, Utah Division of the American Cancer Society President, Utah Symphony Board for 20 years National Advisory Council, BYU School of Management President, Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank, Salt Lake City Branch Board member, National Conference of Christians and Jews.
Wendell received the University of Utah Distinguished Alumni Award an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Westminster College the President's Award, BYU and the 'Giant in Our City' Award from the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
He enjoyed many long-lasting associations. He has met monthly for over 50 years with the Windsor Club, a group of missionaries he served with on his first mission to England. He has also met regularly for many years with friends in the 'Ping Pong Club' and Cannon-Hinckley Club. Wendell was an avid jogger and tennis player. He enjoyed hiking Mt. Olympus and in Neff's Canyon with his children and grandchildren. He loved to indulge in ice cream.

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A. Harold Goodman  (1982 to 1985)
England London Mission
A. Harold Goodman, Provo, UT, has previously served as chairman of the Music Department of Brigham Young University, music committee. Sunday School music program, and chairman of the Church Music Correlation executive committee, as a stake president, and Former Counselor in Provo Temple Presidency.

August 1989 Atlanta Georgia Temple president. His wife, Naomi F. Goodman, will be temple matron.

John D. Parker  (1980 to 1983)
England London East Mission
John D. Parker, Australia, has previously served as a stake president. He was director of the Missionary Training Center in Hamilton, New Zealand, from 1995-1996.

Ben E. Lewis  (1979 to 1982)
England London Mission
Deseret News Monday, October 24, 2005 PROVO — Former Brigham Young University vice president Ben Elden Lewis, well known as "Bow Tie Ben" around campus, has died. He was 91. Lewis died at his home Thursday. He helped BYU get the funding to build the Marriott Center arena and expand the school's football stadium to 65,000 seats. "His foresight, leadership and dedication helped to provide some of the finest athletic facilities in our nation," former BYU basketball coach Stan Watts said. Lewis' fund-raising efforts also helped BYU, his alma mater, to build racquetball courts, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, an annex for the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse, lighted playing fields and the forming of the Cougar Club. Lewis was student body president in 1940 when he graduated from BYU. He returned to the school in 1952, serving as an administrator for 27 years, ultimately as executive vice president. He was awarded an honorary doctor of business degree in 1970 and a BYU presidential citation in 2001. Lewis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara, five children, 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday in the Sharon East Stake Center in Provo. Ben E. Lewis, Orem, UT, Executive vice-president of Brigham Young University, has previously served as a stake president, General Sunday School instructional implementation committee. Planning and organization of Sunday School regional and general conferences superintendents’ department session at Sunday School general conferences.

Carl D. Jones  (1978 to 1980)
England London East Mission
Carl D. Jones, Spingville, UT, has previously served as a stake president, and president of the Philippines Mission.
Pres. Carl Jones died of Alzheimers in May of 1999. His wife, Leona, continues to live in their Mapleton, Utah home.

Robert D. Hales  (1978 to 1979)
England London Mission
Elder Robert D. Hales Of the Quorum of the Twelve, Born on 24 August 1932, Robert was the third and last child of John Rulon and Vera Marie Holbrook Hales. It was in the Queens Ward that Robert, a college sophomore, met Mary Crandall. “After I met her, I never went out with anyone else,” says Elder Hales. The two were married in the Salt Lake Temple on 10 June 1953 and later became the parents of two children: Stephen, born in 1955, and David, born in 1958.

After graduating from the University of Utah in 1954, Robert—or Bob to his friends—served for three and a half years in the U.S. Air Force as a jet fighter pilot. He then attended Harvard, where he received his master of business administration in 1960. Career opportunities quickly opened for him, and throughout his professional life he served in major executive positions with several national companies. As a result, the Hales family lived in England, Germany, Spain, and several different areas of the United States.

Personable as well as decisive, Elder Hales is a natural leader who has served in the Church throughout his life, including as branch president in Albany, Georgia, in Weston, Massachusetts, and in Frankfurt, Germany in a branch presidency in Seville, Spain and as bishop in Weston, Massachusetts, in Chicago, Illinois, and in Frankfurt, Germany. He was serving as a regional representative when he was called to full-time Church service in 1975 as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve. In 1976, he became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.

While a member of the Seventy, Elder Hales served as president of the England London Mission from 1978 to 1979. In April 1985, he was called to serve as the Presiding Bishop of the Church, where his primary responsibility was the temporal affairs of the Church.

Now, as an Apostle, he will stand with them as a special witness for Christ.

“I know that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ and our Savior and Redeemer. If we will have faith in our Savior, He will see us through our trials and tribulations, and we will endure to the end and return to His presence after this mortal probation. As it says in 3 Ne. 5:13, ‘I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life.’ ”

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Robert L. Simpson  (1975 to 1975)
England London Mission
Robert L. Simpson of the First Quorum of the Seventy served as an Assistant to the Council of the Twelve, where he was managing director of Church Social Services, He was a managing director in the Temple Department, Elder Simpson served as first counselor to the Presiding Bishop for ten and one-half years. Prior to his call in 1961 to serve as first counselor to Bishop Vandenberg, He was a native of Salt Lake City but spent most of his life in Southern California, where he matured, attended college, and from which area he was called to serve in the New Zealand Mission.

For the next nearly twenty years he worked for a major California telephone company, serving as plant engineer, public relations supervisor, and head of the accounting office.

During those years he served in a ward bishopric, on a stake high council, as stake mission president, stake YMMIA superintendent, seminary instructor, LDS Servicemen’s coordinator in North Africa and the Middle East, and president of the New Zealand Mission.

He is married to the former Jelaire Kathryn Chandler, also of Southern California, and they have had four children two sons and a daughter are living

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Douglas Alan Smith  (1975 to 1978)
England London Mission
He is the son of the Prophet Joseph Fielding Smith. He worked for
Prudential Insurance in SLC.

His wife passed away quite a few years ago.. President Smith re-married
to Elaine.

Pres. Smith was a great mission president. He would play basketball and
wrestle with the Elders (in fact he hurt his leg pretty bad one time..)

Info submitted by: Evan Bastow ELM & ELEM 1978 to 1980

Milan D. Smith  (1972 to 1975)
England East/England London Mission
Milan Dale Smith was born February 6, 1919. He became a pioneer in the frozen food industry, producing a large percentage of branded frozen foods in his plant in Oregon. He later served as the chairman of the Washington Temple committee. He was president of the Washington DC Stake, I believe. He served as president of the England East Mission until his service was cut short early due to a heart attack. He later retired to Arizona. He passed away in October 1987. His wife, the former Jessica Udall, Passed away around October 2002. They have many children, one of whom is U.S. Senator Gordon Smith, (R-Ore).

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W. Dean Belnap  (1969 to 1972)
British/England East Mission
W. Dean Belnap, Kaysville, Utah. An author and lecturer as well as a medical doctor, he and his wife Elen have a long and special relationship with the United Kingdom. Prior to his call as Mission President, while serving on the General Priesthood Committee of the Church, he visited the British Isles on three different occasions. After his time as Mission President he returned with the Family History Department to establish a liaison between the Church and the Federation of British Genealogy and Family History Organizations. This relationship led to a perpetual association with Church genealogists and opened the door for acquisition of all Church of England and government sources.
Returning again for a series of visits to Cambridge and Oxford Universities, he shared approaches to improved morels and values in education to counter the evolution toward modern permissive societal trends.
In 1992, He and his wife were called to the Singapore Mission Presidency ans assigned to Indonesia to re-open that country to once again become a separate mission. They returned home in 1993.
As a medical professional, Doctor Belnap has served in both elected and appointed government offices. He has been appointed bu Utah Governors as well as by the President of the United States to advisory councils in Health, Education, and Welfare.
He is married to Mary Elen Belnap. They have six children, twenty nine grandchildren (4 deceased) and two great grand children.
Still serving the Church, the Belnaps have now been called to serve a mission in the three European areas of the Church with their thirty four missions. as mental health consultants to the Area Presidents

Submitted: Feb 2003 by Doug Himle

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Reed E. Callister  (1967 to 1969)
British Mission
Reed Eddington Callister, prominent attorney and former president of the British Mission in London for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Friday, Sept. 29, 1989, in a Salt Lake hospital. He was 87.
Mr. Callister had a successful law practice in the Los Angeles area for more than 50 years and founded KIEV Radio in Glendale, where he lived with his family. He was on the disciplinary committee of the California State Bar Association and served on the Family Law Commission for that state.Mr. Callister was a member of the LDS Church and served it in various capacities throughout his life. As a young man he served a mission in the British Isles. Later, he was a bishop in the Glendale West Ward for nine years. After serving as mission president in London, he was a sealer in the Los Angeles Temple. He actively raised funds for Brigham Young University and in 1958 the university presented him a Special Service Award. In 1974, he was made an honorary member of the BYU Alumni Association.
Born in Salt Lake City, Mr. Callis-ter graduated from LDS High School and the University of Utah before obtaining his law degree from George Washington University.
Funeral will be held Monday, Oct. 2, at noon in the Eagle Gate Stake Center, Third Avenue and A Street. Friends may call an hour before services. Burial will be in the Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery.

O. Preston Robinson  (1964 to 1967)
British Mission
Dr. O. Preston Robinson, a nationally known educator and newspaper publisher, was praised Tuesday at his funeral not only for his accomplishments in society - but for his unconditional compassion for his family, friends and fellow workers.
``Yes, he was a scholar. Yes, he was a business executive. Yes, he was an author and a publisher. Yes, he was prominent in civic affairs,'' said President Gordon B. Hinckley, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ``But when all the chips are down, the greatest shiny badge that Pres Robinson wore was the loyalty, and love and tender care of his companion.''President Hinckley, brother-in-law to the late business executive, was one of several prominent church and civic leaders paying homage to Dr. Robinson in memorial services in the Murray 23rd LDS Ward Tuesday afternoon.
Dr. Robinson, former editor and general manager of the Deseret News, died Nov. 10, 1990, of cardiac arrest in St. Mark's Hospital. He suffered a heart attack while playing golf Nov. 1, and was taken to the hospital, where he remained in critical condition until his death. He was 87.
Tuesday, he was remembered as a man who lived every day to the fullest - a scholar, influential teacher, missionary, yet a meek and humble servant and dedicated father and husband who lovingly cared for his invalid wife, Christine Hinckley Robinson, for the past seven years.
``He loved her like I have never seen a man love and care for his wife. He set a new standard of nobility for every husband in our community in how to treat one's companion,'' said President Thomas S. Monson, second counselor in the church's First Presidency. ``In life they were not divided and in death they will not be separated.''
President Monson, noting that he felt as if he had lost a father, said he first met Dr. Robinson when he was one of his professors in the School of Business at the University of Utah.
Calling Dr. Robinson the ``Pied Piper'' of the business school, President Monson said, ``He had the capacity to individualize his instructions. He would take us one by one and point us to the area of our greatest potential.
``A man who was always anxious to do the best in whatever work he was engaged,'' Dr. Robinson excelled as a church worker and a missionary, serving the church in France from 1924-27, and as president of the British Mission from 1964-67, President Monson said. Dr. Robinson served as a member of the Sunday School General Board and bishopric member.
He talked of Dr. Robinson's ``eye for quality'' as an author, printer and publisher and praised his love of his grandchildren, children and his wife.
In remarks that brought both laughter and tears from the congregation, Dr. Robinson's three children echoed similar sentiments as they paid loving tribute to ``Papa.''
Despite his many achievements, Christine Carol Burton said her father often reminded his children, ``There are only two things we take with us (to the other side). Our knowledge, which includes our testimony, and our relationships.''
Everything else, her father told her, is 'just window dressing.'

Marion D. Hanks  (1962 to 1964)
British Mission
Marion D. Hanks is one of the General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He served for several years as a Presidential Appointee on the United States President’s Citizens Advisory Committee on Children and Youth, and on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. In 1978 he was presented the Distinguished Service Award of the President’s Council “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the National Program of Physical Fitness and Sports.” He has been a speaker and consultant at youth conferences throughout the United States and in foreign countries and has participated in a number of White House Conferences on Children and Youth.

In Scouting, Elder Hanks serves as a member of the National Executive Board, as Chairman of the National Camping and Outdoors Committee, and as a member of the Business and Finance Committees of the Boy Scouts of America. He has been awarded the Silver Beaver, the Silver Antelope, the Order of the Arrow, and in 1973 was presented the first honorary award of the National Eagle Scout Association “in recognition of his distinguished service to scouting.”

Past president of Salt Lake City Rotary Club, he was District Governor of Rotary for 1977-78.

Among his civic services, Elder Hanks was the first chairman of the Utah Committee on Children and Youth, board member of Weber State College and Southern Utah State College, and member of the Snow College Institutional Council. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Brigham Young University and the Church Board of Education. He has served on numerous civic boards and committees, and holds the Minuteman Award from the Utah National Guard.

Elder Hanks holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah. He has been for many years a teacher and has been awarded honorary degrees or awards from Utah State University, Weber State College and Ricks College. He and his family spent several years in England and Europe in Church leadership there.

During World War II Elder Hanks served aboard a submarine chaser in the Pacific. He has since visited servicemen at their bases in many parts of the world. He is now serving as Military Relations Representative of the Church and has served as Director of the Youth Program, worldwide.

Elder Hanks married Maxine Christensen in the Mormon Temple in Hawaii. They are the parents of four married daughters and one son.

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T. Bowring Woodbury  (1958 to 1962)
British Mission
President T. Bowring Woodbury (leader of British mission) and President David O. McKay at the Hyde Park Chapel dedication in 1961.
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Clifton G. M. Kerr  (1955 to 1958)
British Mission
Clifton George Mercer Kerr passed away in Tremonton from a sudden illness June 4, 2000 at the age of 93 1/2.
He was born in Plain City, Utah on October 7, 1906 to William A. and Rose Harding Kerr.While attending Bear River High School he played football and base-ball. After graduating he played varsity basketball while attending LDS Business College.
He served a mission in Great Britain, then traveled the western states as a sales representative. He owned and operated Clif's Clothery and managed the Farmers' Cash Union and later, Anderson's Lumber. He fed fat beef and owned and operated a farm, where he lived until his death.
He married Irene Pack and together they raised four sons and presided over the British Mission from 1955-1958. After her death in 1977 he married Alta Lillywhite Hodges, who died in 1985.
He served 16 years in the Utah House of Representatives and Senate and three terms as Box Elder County Assessor. He was a popular public speaker and delivered over 500 funeral sermons.
His church activities included service as a Bishop and he became the first president of the South Bear River Stake. He was a Home Teacher at the time of his death.
He is survived by his four sons, C. Duane (Carrie), Tremonton Wm. Rolfe (Janeil), Birmingham, England John A. (Barbara), Logan Nolan P. (Sandy), Marino Valley CA one step-son, Brent Hodges (Mary Jane), Canyon Lake, CA 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grand-children, and one brother, Kleon (Katherine), Tremonton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four siblings, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled Saturday, June 10, at 12 noon at the Tremonton Stake Center, 660 North 100 East. Friends may call Friday, June 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, and Saturday from 10-11:30 at the Stake Center.
Interment will be at the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.

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A. Hamer Reiser  (1952 to 1955)
British Mission
Obituary 4-26-1981 (Deseret News or SL Tribune)

Albert Hamer Reiser died at his home on April 25, 1981. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 31, 1897, a son of Albert S. and Nancy Ellen Hamer Reiser. He attended the Salt Lake High School and graduated from the University of Utah. He married Elizabeth R. Baxter on June 9, 1920 in the Salt Lake Temple. He served as the secretary to the Deseret Sunday School Union for 30 years and was in the Superintendency for nine years. For many years he was manager of the Deseret Book Company. During World War II, he served on the War Production Board. He was a member of the Utah State Parks and Recreation Commission and was Secretary-Treasurer of the Nauvoo Restoration Commission. He was called as President of the British Mission in 1952, and upon his return he served as an Assistant Secretary to the First Presidency of the LDS Church. He was Stake President of the Sugarhouse Stake following his mission. He was called to establish Deseret Enterprises, Ltd., in Great Britain for the Church. He was a member of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Salt Lake Traffic Council, a member of the Utah State Bar, Bonneville Knife and Fork Club, Timpanogos Club, Kiwanis Club, and while in England was a member of Rotary Club International. He was a member of the University of Utah Board of Regents and the Great Salt Lake Council of Boy Scouts. He was one of the founders of Bennett Motor Company and joined a son-in-law in establishing a dealership in Buhl, Idaho. He was secretary of “Message of the Ages” pageant in 1930, commemorating 100 years of the Church’s founding, and was Chairman of the Pioneer Centennial Pageant in 1947. He served as secretary to the Utah Centennial Committee. He purchased the property in behalf of the Church where the London Temple was built in Lingfield, Surrey, and returned there for it’s dedication. He served as secretary to President David O. McKay on his tour of South Africa in 1954. Beloved by all his family into the third and fourth generations who called him, “Grandpa Pal.” (Information about survivors and funeral arrangements omitted here—See below.) (Updated information as of October 2004.—Their two youngest daughters, Elaine (16) and Carolyn (14) went to England with Pres. & Sister Reiser. Elaine served as secretary to Pres. Reiser and Carolyn served as Sister Reiser’s secretary. Sister Reiser passed away February 10, 1982. They are the parents of eight living children, have 30 grandchildren, 93 great-grandchildren, and 31 great-great-grandchildren.)

Stayner Richards  (1950 to 1952)
British Mission
Thhe following biographical sketch is adapted from the LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Additions are in [brackets.]
Stayner Richards, [bishop,] counselor in the Granite Stake presidency, Utah, from 1928 to 1930+, [Stake President, and Assistant to the Twelve] was born Dec. 20, 1885, in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Stephen L. Richards and Emma Louise Stayner. He was a grandson of Willard Richards.
Elder Richards was baptized Feb. 5, 1898 at Salt Lake City, Utah. He was ordained an Elder and filled a mission to Great Britain in 1908-1910. He was ordained a High Priest Feb. 24, 1914, by George F. Richards, and sustained as Bishop of the Highland Park Ward Dec. 3, 1916. He presided over the ward till 1928, when he was called to serve as second counselor in the Stake presidency. [Later he was called as Stake President. From 1950 to 1952 he served as President of the British Mission. One of his assignments while serving as the Mission President was to seek land for the proposed London Temple. All of these helped prepare him to serve as a General Authority. It was while he was still serving as Mission President of the British Mission that that call came October 6, 1951 to be sustained as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He served the Lord and the Twelve until his death May 28, 1953 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Elder Richards married Jane Foote Taylor December 28, 1911 and by her fathered six children.]

He [was] an independent businessman, working in various aspects of land development, real estate sales, and home construction. He is described as having been highly successful in his chosen career.

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Selvoy J. Boyer  (1946 to 1950)
British Mission
President of the London Temple 1958 - 1964.


Missionaries who served in the British Isles in the late 1940s, gathered together to pay respect to their mission president and renew old friendships - something they have been doing biannually for the last 50 years.
Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve, who served in the mission from 1948 to 1950, talked to the group of more than 170 people about their former mission president, the late Selvoy J. Boyer.``Very few mission presidents have had as great an impact or influence on missionaries than (President Boyer) did,'' Elder Ballard told the Church News. ``I don't know of anyone in my youth, other than my father, who influenced me more than he did. He was totally dedicated and consecrated his life to the building of the Kingdom.''
The reunion, held in the Wheeler Machinery banquet hall in Salt Lake City, marked the 50th anniversary of when President Boyer entered the mission field in 1946, just after World War II.
Burton Tew, Chairman of the event said, ``President Boyer was so committed and totally dedicated to the Church. His missionaries felt that, and his example was emulated in their lives over these many years.''

Hugh B. Brown (second term)  (1944 to 1946)
British Mission
Born 1883 Granger, Utah
Baptized as a child
Mission to Britain 1904-1906
Married Zina Young Card eight children
President of British Mission 1937-1940, 1944-1946
Assistant to the Twelve, 1953-1958
Ordained Apostle and Sustained to Twelve, 1958-1961
Second Counselor to David O. McKay, 1961-1963
First Counselor to David O. McKay, 1963-1970
Returned to Twelve 1970-75
Died 1975 Salt Lake City, Utah

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Andre K. Anastasiou (acting)  (1940 to 1944)
British Mission
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Hugh B. Brown (first term)  (1937 to 1939)
British Mission
Born 1883 Granger, Utah
Baptized as a child
Mission to Britain 1904-1906
Married Zina Young Card eight children
President of British Mission 1937-1940, 1944-1946
Assistant to the Twelve, 1953-1958
Ordained Apostle and Sustained to Twelve, 1958-1961
Second Counselor to David O. McKay, 1961-1963
First Counselor to David O. McKay, 1963-1970
Returned to Twelve 1970-75
Died 1975 Salt Lake City, Utah

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British Mission

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