New stake presidents
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New stakes have been created in Spain, Uruguay and Washington.
The Graham Washington Stake, which includes the Eatonville 1st, Elk Plain, Firgrove, Graham, Orting, Spanaway and Sunrise wards, was created by Elder William R. Bradford of the Seventy.
The Tacuarembo Uruguay Stake, which includes the Tacuarembo 1st, 5th, 6th, Tacuarembo Lopez and Torres wards, and the Tacuarembo Ferrocarril branch, was created by Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Seventy.
The Valencia Spain Stake, which includes the Alcoy, Catarroja, Gandia and Valencia 1st wards, and the Albacete, Benidorm and Castellon branches, was created by Elder Harold G. Hillam of the Seventy.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines and South Africa, and Arkansas.
GRAHAM WASHINGTON STAKE: (May 18, 2003) Created from the Puyallup Washington and the Puyallup Washington South Stakes. President Brian Lloyd McCoy, 57, attorney; wife, Janet Louise Hareton McCoy. Counselors Lewis Allen Tuttle Jr., 56, director of E-business at Weyerhaeuser; wife, Sharon Elaine Turner Tuttle. Marlin Fant Rogers, 47, computer analyst and technical architect at Boeing; wife, Kathleen Renee Cantrell Rogers.
TACUAREMBO URUGUAY STAKE: (June 22, 2003) Created from the Tacuarembo Uruguay District. President Cesar Gustavo Hernandez Silveira, 36, travel agency administrator; wife, Sylvia Yanet Vega Benitez de Hernandez. Counselors Ramon Ferreira Rodriguez, 42, production supervisor at Frigorifico Tacuarembo; wife, Ana Maria Mu�oz Vega de Ferreira. Jorge Raul Bulmini Perez, 42; wife, Ana Maria Nieves Cima de Bulmini.
VALENCIA SPAIN STAKE: (June 8, 2003) Created from the Valencia Spain and Alcoy Spain Districts, and the Elche Spain Stake. President Ramon Bleda Tebar, 37, chief of production and design at Maquinaria Sum; wife, Maria del Sol Menendez Gasso de Bleda. Counselors Jose Francisco Vilar Roca, 38, chief of graphic arts at Karbest, S.L.; wife, Maria Jose Perez Garcia de Vilar. Andres Martinez Resa, 35, salesman at Saneam Martinez S.L.; wife, Herminia Gonzalez Moreno de Martinez.
ARICA CHILE COSTANERA STAKE (PREVIOUSLY ARICA CHILE STAKE): (June 15, 2003) President Leonardo Enrique Borquez Castillo, 40, social worker; succeeding Teodoro Segundo Contreras Morales; wife, Maria Gabriela Aguilera Cardenas de Borquez. Counselors Jose Eleodoro del Carmen Aquivequi, 45, administrative employee for the Municipalidad de Arica; wife, Teresa Amelia Rivera Vargas de Aquivequi. Patricio Ivan Pe�a Villalon, 34, salesman at Cecinas San Jorge; wife, Noheldy Zunilda Silva Vergara de Pe�a.
ARICA CHILE LOS OLIVOS STAKE (PREVIOUSLY ARICA CHILE AZAPA STAKE): (June 15, 2003) President Carlos Rene Chavez Gonzalez, 49, CES coordinator; succeeding Armando Ernesto Perez Mundaca; wife, Cristina Fernanda Fuentealba Silva de Chavez. Counselors Luis Daniel Milanes Mondaca, 49, elementary school teacher; wife, Carmen de Lourdes Calvo Guerra de Milanes. Miguel Angel Rivera Zapata, 34, grocer; wife, Daniza Alejandra de Arcas Fuentealba de Rivera.
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND PANMURE STAKE: (June 8, 2003) President Ross Craig Te Maaha Pokere, 40, national furniture manager at Carters; succeeding Stephen Aubrey Keung; wife, Lee Ormond Pokere. Counselors Petiru Satiu, 56, real estate agent. Akapusi Musie Paongo, 47, commercial cleaner; wife, Aloisia Musie Paongo.
BUCARAMANGA COLOMBIA STAKE: (June 8, 2003) President Felix Alfredo Torres Tarazona, 32, consultant; succeeding Edgar Angel Mantilla Vargas; wife, Mancipe Pico Smith de Torres. Counselors Nelson Ardila Vasquez, retained. Simon Sandoval Quintero, 50, mechanic; wife, Yaneth Sarmiento Mantilla de Sandoval.
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA STAKE: (June 15, 2003) President Geoffrey Nigel Spires, 56, retired; succeeding Richard Rodrick Siems; wife, Angela Marian Gard Spires. Counselors Mervyn Claude Giddey, 48, computer services manager for the city of Cape Town; wife, Lilian Magdalen Dyason Giddey. Stephen Sinclair Wrench, 46, purchasing manager for Atlantis Foundries; wife, Ronell Candida Dicks Wrench.
COCHABAMBA BOLIVIA LOS ALAMOS STAKE: (June 1, 2003) President Rene Abad Davila Arteaga, 46, warehouse supervisor; succeeding Erwin Birnbaumer Hofer; wife, Ricarda Benita Palenque Lafuente de Davila. Counselors Claudio Navarro Miranda, 52, accountant; wife, Aurora Maldiviezo Heredia de Miranda. Hector Quintanilla Verastegui, 40, self-employed; wife, Luz Flores Rivera de Quintanilla.
FORT SMITH ARKANSAS STAKE: (June 15, 2003) President Glenn Richard Titsworth, 56, realtor for American Equity Realty; succeeding Virgil Marion Christensen; wife, Iris Marie Schneider Titsworth. Counselors Darrel Ross Eagar, retained. Bobby Dean Avance, retained.
HUANCAYO PERU STAKE: (June 22, 2003) President Oscar Raul Travesa�o Arteaga, 38, dentist; succeeding A. Jalino Gonzales Ravines; wife, Sonia Iris Due�as Bardon de Travesa�o. Counselors Juan Carlos Suasnabar Dolorier, 29, graphic designer; wife, Hellen Genoveva Ramos Vicu�a de Suasnabar. Manuel Gutierrez Morales, 36, baker; wife, Sumali Dina Basurto Inga de Gutierrez.
LA CARLOTA PHILIPPINES STAKE: (June 22, 2003) President Ariel Piloto Baquinquito, 36, teacher; succeeding Antonio Villanueva Custodio; wife, Melina Bering Due�as Baquinquito. Counselors Raul Esparagoza Malacaman Jr., 32, teacher; wife, Cecilia Allera Salibio Malacaman. Randy Licanda Marabe, 35, self-employed; wife, Delia Cezar Marabe.