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New mission presidents

The callings of six more mission presidents have been announced by the First Presidency.

They will be assigned to specific missions later and, along with their wives, will assume their responsibilities about July 1. The new mission presidents are:Spencer Beal Greer, 52, Butler 32nd Ward, Salt Lake Wasatch Stake; Sunday School teacher, former branch president, Sunday School president, elders quorum president's counselor and secretary; served mission to Denmark, 1957-1960; personal investment officer at bank; received bachelor's degree from University of Utah in 1963 and master's degree from University of Utah in 1969; born in Cedar City, Utah, a son of Ernest and Leareda Faye Folster Greer; married Elizabeth Covey Moyle; four children. She is missionary in the extraction program, former stake board member in Young Women and Primary, ward Primary president and teacher, Blazer leader, sports specialist, and branch Relief Society president; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of James Douglas and Louise Covey Moyle.

Robert Wirthlin Hill, 65, Park 6th Ward, Orem Utah Park Stake; former stake president and counselor, stake patriarch, high councilor, and gospel doctrine teacher; retired; received bachelor's degree from Muhlenberg College in 1949 and juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law School in 1956; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Clarence Henry and Emma Wirthlin Hill; married Jean Bennion; two children. She is a former stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president and teacher, Primary president and teacher, supervisor in Spanish Extraction program; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Kenneth Sharp and Bernice Peck Bennion.

Edward L. Soper, 49, Spring City 1st Ward, Mt. Pleasant Utah Stake; region welfare agent and ward executive secretary, former stake Young Men president, high councilor, bishop, ward Young Men president, Scoutmaster; served a mission to Mexico, 1959-1961; manager of technical training at Church Welfare Services; received bachelor's degree from BYU in 1964 and did graduate study at BYU and University of Florida; born in Lewisburg, Pa., a son of Lewis Baker and Sara Elizabeth Jones Soper; married Jaycene Elvora Noakes; five children. She is Young Women president's counselor, former stake Young Women president, stake Primary president's counselor, ward Primary president, and Relief Society president's counselor; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of David Oakley and Beatrice Leona Rodeback Noakes.