New mission presidents
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The First Presidency has announced the call of eight more mission presidents. The new presidents and their wives will be assigned to specific missions later and will begin their service about July 1. Those called are:
Marco A. Cardenas, 33, Allende Ward, Mexico City Mexico Aragon Stake; stake president, former stake president's counselor, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president; served in Mexico Torreon Mission, 1978-80; manager of real estate for the Church; earned industrial mechanic technician degree from ARMO and programs analyst degree from ICM of Mexico; born in Hermosillo, Mexico, a son of Reynaldo and Alicia Lopez Cardenas; married Ofelia Trejo, two children. She is a Sunday School teacher, former stake Young Women president's counselor, Relief Society instructor, and seminary and institute teacher; earned accounting degree from Camara de Comercio; born in Mexico City, Mexico, a daughter of Agustin and Rosa Maria Ruiz Trejo.Parley C. Hamblin, 60, Yreka Ward (Calif.), Medford Oregon Stake; stake president, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, and Young Men president; self-employed glazing contractor, attended University of Arizona; born in Eagar, Ariz., a son of Roscoe and Dora Cardon Hamblin; married Katherine E. Goodwin, seven children, one deceased. She is a Sunday School teacher, former stake Relief Society president's counselor, ward Relief Society president, Sunday School teacher, and seminary teacher; earned bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada; born in Springfield, Mo., a daughter of Theodore Raymond and Neva Long Goodwin.
Karl C. Loveland, 57, Pocatello 44th Ward, Pocatello Idaho Tyhee Stake; counselor in the Idaho Pocatello Mission presidency, former mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, and Young Men adviser; self-employed rancher; attended Idaho State College; born in Pocatello, Idaho, a son of Chester and Sara Neeser Loveland; married Peggy Hall, five children. She serves with her husband in the Pocatello Idaho Mission, former stake and ward Relief Society president, stake public communication director, Young Women president, Relief Society teacher, and Primary teacher; attended BYU; born in Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Otis Wilford and Gwen Wilson Hall.
Carlos E. Madrid, 45, Redondo 1st Ward, Torrance California Stake; stake mission president, former stake mission president and counselor, bishop's counselor, ward executive secretary, elders quorum president and instructor, Young Men president, Sunday School teacher, and seminary instructor; served in Northern Mexico Mission, 1966-69; executive director of East Los Angeles Retarded Citizens Association, Inc.; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University at Long Beach, and master's degree from UCLA; born in Redondo Beach, Calif., a son of Isabel Garcia and Glafira Estrada Madrid; married Linda Jean Grier, six children.
She is a former stake missionary, Relief Society secretary and teacher, Primary president's counselor and teacher, Sunday School teacher, and Young Women adviser; served in Brazil North Central Mission, 1972-74; earned associate degree from El Camino College, bachelor's degree from BYU, and graduate certificate from the UCLA; born in Cardston, Alberta, a daughter of David Patton and Elizabeth Obray Grier.
Keith L. Orr, 56, Fort Macleod 1st Ward, Fort Macleod Alberta Stake; high councilor and temple ordinance worker, former high councilor, stake Sunday School president's counselor, bishop and counselor, Young Men president, and Sunday School teacher; served in South African Mission, 1957-59; self-employed farmer/rancher; earned diplomas from Olds Agricultural College and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology; born in Fort Macleod, Alberta, a son of Ernest Richard and Mary Elizabeth Hornberger Orr; married Marlene J. Louw, two children. She is a stake family history consultant, Relief Society teacher, and temple ordinance worker, former stake and ward Relief Society president, Young Women president and teacher, and Sunday School teacher; served in South African Mission, 1958-60; secretary and bookkeeper; earned degree from Springs Business College; born in Springs, South Africa, a daughter of Izak Charl and Mavis Eileen Futter Louw.
John R. Simmons, 64, Logan 24th Ward, Logan Utah East Stake; Sunday School teacher, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, Young Men president and counselor, and high priests group leader; served in New Zealand Mission, 1949-51; associate provost at Utah State University; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Utah State University, doctorate from California Institute of Technology; born in Cokeville, Wyo., a son of Alburtus Stone and Beatrice Hannah Dayton Simmons; married Helen Lower, four children. She is a Relief Society president, former stake Relief Society president's counselor and secretary, ward Relief Society president's counselor and teacher, Young Adult adviser, Primary president, inservice leader, and teacher; earned bachelor's degree from Utah State University; born in Lewiston, Utah, a daughter of Samuel Steven and Oka Litz Lower.
Blaine C. Tueller, 62, Holladay 24th Ward, Salt Lake Holladay North Stake; bishop, former high councilor, stake name extraction coordinator, bishop, district president, and ward mission leader; served in Netherlands Mission, 1950-53; retired foreign service officer; earned bachelor's degree from Utah State University; born in Logan, Utah, a son of Lamont Edwin and Elva Geneva Carlson Tueller; married Jean Marie Heywood, 10 children. She is a nursery leader, former stake and ward Relief Society president's counselor, stake Relief Society music leader, mission Primary president, Primary president's counselor and teacher, and Junior Sunday School coordinator; cashier and service representative at department store; earned bachelor's degree at Utah State Agricultural College , and attended the University of Nebraska; born in Panguitch, Utah, a daughter of Leland Delong and Marie Evans Heywood.
Jerry C. Washburn, 49, Canyon View 7th Ward, Orem Utah Canyon View Stake; counselor in Utah Provo Mission presidency, former stake president and counselor, bishop, elders quorum president, Young Men president, and teachers quorum adviser; served in Southern States Mission, 1962-64; owner and general manager of automobile dealership; earned bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Alvin M. and Juna Louise Christiansen Washburn; married Betty E. Padgett, six children. She is a stake Primary president, former stake Blazer leader, Relief Society president's counselor, Young Women adviser, Primary president's counselor, teacher, and inservice leader; attended BYU; born in Reidsville, Ga., a daughter of Marcus J. and Theodocia Kicklighter Padgett.