New mission presidents
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The First Presidency has announced the calling of eight more mission presidents. Specific assignments for the presidents and their wives will be announced later. They will begin their service about July 1. Those called are:
Eliot Andrew Butler, 65, Salem 5th Ward, Salem Utah Stake; Young Men adviser, former stake president, bishop and counselor, Sunday School teacher, early morning seminary teacher; served in Canadian Mission, 1947-49; chemistry professor at BYU; received bachelor's and doctoral degrees from California Institute of Technology; born in Snowflake, Ariz., a son of David Amasa and Jane Maxwell Butler; married Anna Mae Hughes; four children. She is a Primary teacher, former Relief Society president and teacher, Primary teacher, Sunday School librarian; served in Canadian Mission, 1946-48; attended BYU; born in Los Angeles, Calif., a daughter of Alfred Bailey and Lois Sumsion Hughes.
Jeremiah Patrick Cahill, 60, Millcreek 3rd Ward, Salt Lake Millcreek Stake; high councilor and temple worker, former high councilor, stake clerk and executive secretary, bishop and counselor, Sunday School president and teacher, Young Men counselor and adviser, served in Uruguayan Mission, 1950-53; former director of media relations now serving as director of international communications, Church Public Affairs Department; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Ernest Jeremiah and Eva Mae Simpson Cahill; married Lela Bertha Jackson; five children. She is a Relief Society president, former Relief Society president and counselor, Primary president and teacher, Young Women president and adviser, Sunday School teacher; attended BYU and University of Utah; born in Salina, Utah, a daughter of Raymond Silas and Bertha Kunz Jackson.
Keith Stratford Humpherys, 61, Chico 1st Ward, Chico California Stake; ward mission leader, former stake president's counselor, stake executive secretary, bishop and counselor, counselor in stake seventy's quorum presidency; served in Western Canadian Mission, 1950-52; attorney, senior partner for Stewart, Humpherys, Burchett & Sandleman; received bachelor's degree from BYU and juris doctorate from George Washington University; born in Thayne, Wyo., a son of Harold Joseph and Vera Stratford Humpherys; married Ferl Carter; three children. She is a Relief Society president, former meetinghouse librarian, stake Primary counselor, Relief Society counselor and secretary, Primary president; attended BYU; born in Raymond, Alberta, a daughter of Lamonde Lial and Viva Jones Carter.
Jack Smith Lake, 54, Arcadia Ward, Phoenix Arizona Camelback Stake; early morning seminary teacher, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, Sunday School teacher, Young Men adviser; served in South Australian Mission, 1956-58; owner of Olympus Group; received bachelor's and master's degree in business administration from University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of John Ball and Virginia Smith Lake; married Marie Barlow; five children. She is Relief Society board member, former Relief Society visiting teaching leader, Relief Society counselor, Young Women counselor, Primary president, stake Primary counselor, Relief Society homemaking leader; received bachelor's degree from University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Hubert Rampton and Ethyle Barlow.
Robert Joseph Tingey, 61, Olympus 3rd Ward, Salt Lake Olympus Stake; ward mission leader, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, stake missionary; served in Southern States Mission, 1949-51; sales manager for Dixon Paper Co.; attended University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Rulon Horne and Jane Fraser Tingey; married Lou Jean Choules; five children. She is a member of the Sunday School general board, former Young Women president and adviser, Relief Society teacher, stake Young Women president, counselor and board member, Relief Society president, Primary president; attended BYU; born in Driggs, Idaho, a daughter of Albert and Rula Wilson Choules.
James Richard Toolson, 56, El Cajon 4th Ward, El Cajon California Stake; stake president, former counselor in San Diego California Mission, stake president's counselor; high councilor, bishop, stake missionary; dentist; graduated in dentistry from Loyola University; born in Burley, Idaho, a son of George Hazen and Ella Margaret Matthews Toolson; married Eva Louise Wrigley; six children. She is a stake Young Women counselor, former stake and ward Young Women president, ward and stake Relief Society counselor; attended Utah State University; born in Burley, Idaho, a daughter of Bernell and Eva Wrigley.
Richard Ivan Winwood, 48, Wasatch 7th Ward, Salt Lake Wasatch Stake; Young Men president, former high councilor, stake Young Men president, stake mission president, bishop's counselor, Young Men adviser, seminary teacher; co-founder and director of Franklin International Institute Inc.; attended Portland State University and Seattle City University; born in Portland, Ore., a son of Robert Ivan and Edna Enz Winwood; married Judith Annette Rigas; four children. She is a Relief Society president, former Relief Society counselor, stake Young Women secretary, Relief Society president and homemaking leader, Primary counselor and den mother, Young Women counselor; attended Portland State University; born in Portland, Ore., a daughter of Demetrios Theodoros and Leoda Belle Grebe Rigas.
Ernest Mark Zobrist, 42, Wasatch 4th Ward, Salt Lake Wasatch Stake; Scoutmaster, former bishop's counselor, high priest instructor, elder's quorum president, branch president and counselor, Young Men counselor, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, ward activity chairman, Sunday School teacher; served North Mexican Mission, 1968-70; president and director of Holmes Microsystems; received bachelor's degree and juris doctorate from BYU; born in Boise, Idaho, a son of Ernest Emil and Janet Dahl Zobrist; married Linda Marlene Jensen; five children. She is a ward music director, Relief Society inservice instructor, former Primary chorister, Young Women adviser, Relief Society, Primary and Sunday School teacher, Relief Society president and counselor, Young Women and Primary presidencies; received associate degree from BYU; born in Pocatello, Idaho, a daughter of William Fogg and Donna Grace Goettsche Jensen.