The new mission presidents
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The First Presidency has announced the calls 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:
Roger H. Ball, 52, Ammon 7th Ward, Ammon Idaho Stake; family relations inservice leader and troop committee chairman, former high councilor, stake mission president, bishop and counselor, ward clerk, activities committee chairman, Young Men president, elders quorum teacher, and Scoutmaster; owner of meat snacks company; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Idaho; born in Rexburg, Idaho, a son of Harold Knowlton and Verla Dorthea Shippen Ball; married Marsha Anne Zundel, four children. She is a stake Young Women president, former Relief Society president's counselor, Relief Society teacher and mother education leader, compassionate service instructor, Young Women president and counselor, camp and sports director, Primary secretary and teacher; attended Ricks College and Washington State University; born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, a daughter of "J" Garth and Chloe Winger Zundel.Ronald E. Hall, 57, Hibbard 2nd Ward, Rexburg Idaho North Stake; bishop's counselor, former high councilor, bishop's counselor, ward finance clerk, Sunday School teacher, music director, and Scoutmaster; served in Central American Mission, 1955-58; self-employed property appraiser; earned bachelor's degree from the University of Utah; born in Rigby, Idaho, a son of Earl Clark and Eva Mae Stewart Hall; married Helen Winona Murdoch, 12 children. She is a ward publicity chairman, former stake Primary president's counselor, Young Women president, acitivities committee member, Relief Society president and teacher, visiting teaching supervisor, Primary president, teacher, inservice leader, and chorister, and den mother; ladies clothing store owner; earned registered nurse certificate from Idaho Falls Hospital School of Nursing; born in Emmett, Idaho, a daughter of Brigham Dallas and Helen Winona Murdoch.
Dave H. Jeppson, 57, Oakridge 3rd Ward, Farmington Utah Oakridge Stake; former high councilor, stake Young Men president, stake Sunday School president, bishop, and gospel doctrine teacher; executive vice president of health care company; earned bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and master's degree from the University of California; born in Murray, Utah, a son of Rulon Wilbur and Rubie Parrish Jeppson; married June Almond, eight children. She is a former Relief Society president, compassionate service leader, Young Women president and inservice leader, Primary president's counselor and chorister; earned bachelor's degrees from Weber State University; born in West Hartlepool, Durham, England, a daughter of Joseph Sidney and Ann Short Almond.
Merlyn K. Jolley, 61, Jordan River 7th Ward, South Jordan Utah River Stake; Sunday School teacher, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, and Temple Square missionary; served in Northern California Mission, 1950-52; attended Weber College; retired phone company administrative supervisor; born in Elberta, Utah, a son of William Thomas and Elizabeth Melvina Jolley; married Jo Ann Amundsen, seven children. She is a Relief Society teacher, former stake Young Women president's counselor, Temple Square missionary, Relief Society president, counselor, and secretary, Primary president, secretary, and teacher, and Junior Sunday School coordinator; attended Grant Technical Junior College, Sacramento Junior College and BYU; born in Sacramento, Calif., a daughter of Ephraim Nathanel and Glenda Pearl Christensen Amundsen.
Paul R. Mortenson, 44, Winnemucca 1st Ward, Winnemucca Nevada Stake; Sunday School teacher, former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop, and ward executive secretary; served in Northern Mexico and North Central Mexico Mission, 1967-69; owner and president of distributing company; earned bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona; born in Douglas, Ariz., a son of Joseph Owen and Rosealee Dees Mortenson; married Patricia Ann Elledge, six children. She is a Sunday School teacher, former Relief Society president's counselor and teacher, Young Women president and adviser, Primary president, and Cubmaster; attended the University of Arizona; born in Morenci, Ariz., a daughter of Homer B. Jr. and Dorothy B. Lewis Elledge.
Douglas B. Nielson, 51, Bloomington 5th Ward, Bloomington Utah Stake; ward Young Men president, former stake president's counselor, bishop and counselor, high priests quorum instructor, and adult Aaronic Priesthood general secretary; served in Gulf States Mission, 1960-62; owner of building component manufacturing company; attended the University of Utah; born in Murray, Utah, a son of Niels Boyd and Thelma Malstrom Nielson; married Julia Lindsay Davis, five children. She is a Relief Society spiritual living teacher, former Relief Society president and counselor, Sunday School teacher, Young Women president's counselor and adviser, and Primary teacher; received associate degree from Dixie College and attended the University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Rulon Hawkins and Elizabeth Julia Lindsay Davis.
William M. Raymond, 58, Glendora 5th Ward, Glendora California Stake; bishop, former stake president and counselor, stake clerk, high councilor, bishop, ward executive secretary, and ward Young Men president; president and chairman of the board for land development and general contracting company; earned bachelor's degree from Woodbury College; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Marshall Wellington and Edna Harriette Byrne Raymond; married Arnetus Harriett Walton, five children. She is a stake Young Women president's counselor, former Primary president, ward activities director, Relief Society teacher, and Young Women adviser; attended International Music School; born in Bell, Calif., a daughter of Reginald Fulton and Hazel Willis Walton.
Howard F. Wolfgramm, 51, Albuquerque 3rd Ward Albuquerque New Mexico South Stake; stake president, former high councilor, district president, bishop's counselor, elders quorum president and counselor, and Young Men president; served in Tongan Mission, 1961-63; Church Educational System coordinator; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Arizona State University; born in Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga, a son of Fredrick F and Bertha Veronica Schulke Wolfgramm; married Jannifer Kay Cooper, seven children. She is a Sunday School teacher, former stake Primary president and counselor, district Relief Society president, district Primary president's counselor, ward Relief Society president, homemaking leader, and Webelos den leader; public school teacher; earned bachelor's degree from Arizona State University; born in La Porte, Ind., a daughter of Morris and Lenora Smiley Cooper.