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New temple presidents called to serve in California, Mexico, Germany and Utah

The following eight new temple presidents and matrons have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in November.

Robert Wayne Casady, 69, Sunset Hills Ward, Apple Valley California Stake, called as president of the Redlands California Temple, succeeding President Gary E. Baugh. President Casady’s wife, Barbara Bascom Casady, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Joan C. Baugh. He is a bishop and volunteer assistant temple recorder, and a former stake president, branch presidency counselor and high councilor. Retired dentist, he was born in San Jose, California, to Edwin Lawrence and Edna Viola Casady.

Sister Casady is a temple ordinance worker, and a former stake Young Women presidency counselor, and ward Young Women and Primary president. She was born in Lynwood, California, to Billy Raymond and Eloise Oher Bascom.

Sharon E. and Todd B. Hansen
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Todd Bailey Hansen, 62, Eagle Crest 2nd Ward, Draper Utah Suncrest Stake, called as president of the Draper Utah Temple, succeeding President K. Brent Somers. President Hansen’s wife, Sharon Elder Hansen, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Kathryn L. Somers. He is an Area Seventy, and a former Texas Houston Mission president, bishop and high councilor. Retired national sales director for Genentech, Inc., he was born in Cedar City, Utah, to Robert Carvel and Ann Claire Bailey Hansen.

Sister Hansen is a Relief Society meeting coordinator. She served with her husband as he presided over the Texas Houston Mission, and is a former stake and ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president and ward Primary presidency counselor. She was born in Van Nuys, California, to Morris Day and Verna Ingram Elder.

Alma G. and Rodrigo Obeso
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Rodrigo Obeso Buelna, 63, Justo Sierra Ward, Mexicali Mexico Los Pinos Stake, called as president of the Tijuana Mexico Temple, succeeding President Clark B. Hinckley. President Obeso’s wife, Alma Angelina González Flores de Obeso, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Kathleen H. Hinckley. He is an elders quorum president and institute teacher, and a former Area Seventy, Chile Osorno Mission president, stake president and bishop. Owner of a heating and air conditioning company, he was born in Guasave, Mexico, to José Ramón Obeso Pérez and María Ignacia de Obeso.

Sister Obeso is a stake self-reliance specialist. She served with her husband as he presided over the Chile Osorno Mission, and is a former stake and ward Relief Society and Young Women president. She was born in Mexicali, Mexico, to Jesús González Moreno and Manuela Flores Bañuelos.

David C and Gail P. Olsen
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David C Olsen, 68, Roseville 3rd Ward, Roseville California Stake, called as president of the Sacramento California Temple, succeeding President Weldon B. Papa. President Olsen’s wife, Gail Packard Olsen, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Marie Papa. He is a ward temple and family history consultant and a temple ordinance worker, and a former stake president, bishop and high councilor. A retired pathologist and physician, he was born in Provo, Utah, to Benjamin Clark and Mary Jane Condie Olsen.

Sister Olsen is a temple ordinance worker and a former ward Relief Society president and ward Primary presidency counselor. She was born in Provo, Utah, to Fay Calvin and Betty Belle Matis Packard.

Roger D. and Brenda P. Rawlings
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Roger Dwight Rawlings, 71, Cimarron Ward, Montrose Colorado Stake, called as president of the Monticello Utah Temple, succeeding President Thomas V. Livingston. President Rawlings’ wife, Brenda Packer Rawlings, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Layne B. Livingston. He is a stake executive secretary and temple sealer, and a former stake president, bishop and mission presidency counselor. Retired high school teacher and basketball coach, he was born in Logan, Utah, to Glen Sorenson and Mabel Rawlings.

Sister Rawlings is a stake single adult adviser and temple ordinance worker, a former stake Relief Society presidency counselor, and ward Relief Society and Primary president. She was born in Preston, Idaho, to Rex Smith Packer and Susan Jane Tate Mecham.

Cynthia B. and Don H. Staheli
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Don Hansen Staheli, 69, Val Verda 1st Ward, Bountiful Utah Val Verda Stake, called as president of the Bountiful Utah Temple, succeeding President William S. Winegar. President Staheli’s wife, Cynthia Anne Bodine Staheli, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Barbara L. Winegar. He is a patriarch and temple sealer, and is a former France Paris Mission president, stake president and bishop. Personal secretary to President Russell M. Nelson, he was born in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Gerald Douglass and Nadine Hansen Staheli.

Sister Staheli is a temple ordinance worker. She served with her husband as he presided over the France Paris Mission, is a former ward Relief Society and Primary president, and Young Women adviser. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Harold Shiblon Bodine and Marian Hirschi.

Karin S. and Viktor Wadosch
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Viktor Wadosch, 69, Vienna 5th Ward, Vienna Austria Stake, called as president of the Freiberg Germany Temple, succeeding President Günther W. Erlacher. President Wadosch’s wife, Karin Renate Schmid Wadosch, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Anneliese Erlacher. He is a Freiberg Germany Temple presidency counselor and a former stake president, bishop and branch president. Retired director of finance and accounting, he was born in Vienna, Austria, to Karl Franz and Theresia Weber Wadosch.

Sister Wadosch is an assistant to the matron of the Freiberg Germany Temple, and a former ward Relief Society president, stake YSA institute director and Primary presidency counselor. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, to Konrad and Maria Johanna Schlimm Schmid.

Charles W. and Lizabeth W. Walton
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Charles Wesley Walton, 68, Los Gatos Ward, Saratoga California Stake, called as president of the Oakland California Temple, succeeding President William R. Southwick. President Walton’s wife, Lizabeth Wood Walton, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Lynda J. Southwick. He is a mission presidency counselor and a former Portugal Porto Mission president, bishop, stake presidency counselor and high councilor. Retired attorney and real estate developer, he was born in San Jose, California, to Wesley Kimball and Lois Dolores Dahlin Walton.

Sister Walton is a missionary service coordinator. She served with her husband as he presided over the Portugal Porto Mission, and is a former stake and ward Primary president, and ward Young Women president. She was born in Salt Lake City to Ray H. and Ann Aylett Wood.