New presidency of family history missionaries

Anew presidency of the 360 full-time and 450 part-time missionaries serving in the Family History Department was recently called. James J. Pinegar and his counselors, Victor B. Jex and Charles W. Martin, are serving with their wives, Colleen Pinegar, Marva Jex and Louise Martin.

They succeed Preston B. Brimhall and his counselors, Norman B. Woodbury and Charles W. Martin, who served for approximately three years with their wives Elizabeth Brimhall, Efronia Woodbury and Louise Martin. (Pres. and Sister Martin were retained in their positions as part of the new presidency.) Following is biographical information on the new presidency:James J. Pinegar, 65, Eagle Gate 3rd Branch, Salt Lake Eagle Gate Stake; former stake president's counselor and bishop; retired council coordinator for Presiding Bishopric and director of international physical facilities for the Church; born in Provo, Utah, a son of James E. and Effie J. Pinegar; married Colleen Craven; five children and 24 grandchildren. She is a former ward Relief Society president, stake and ward Young Women president, and teacher in ward auxiliaries; born in Provo, Utah, a daughter of Clyde E. and Erva Ann Craven.

Victor B. Jex, 74, Salt Lake 18th Ward, Salt Lake Eagle Gate Stake; Hawaii Temple president, 1989-92; former stake president and counselor; served international mission in three countries, 1984-86, and subsequent mission to the Philippines, 1986-88; retired research scientist and director of research and development in a laboratory in New York; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Heber Charles and Sarah Emeline Bird Jex; married Marva Tingey; four children and four grandchildren. She is a former regional Young Women camp leader certification director, stake Young Women president and district Young Women president; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Joseph Stafford Tingey Jr. and Bertha Kunzler Tingey.

Charles W. Martin, 67, Tuscon 6th Ward, Tuscon Arizona North Stake; retained from previous presidency, former high councilor, bishop and family history missionary; served mission to Sweden, 1946-48; retired professor and administrator at University of Arizona and University of Minnesota in child development and family relations; born in Nebraska to Ira Clayton and Maria Senith Martin; married Louise Lunt; five children and 15 grandchildren. She is a former ward Relief Society president and teacher in ward auxiliaries. Born in Cedar City, Utah, a daughter of George Hunter Lunt and Myrtle Johnson Lunt.

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