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Arthur S. Anderson, 69, Monument Park 4th Ward, Salt Lake Foothills Stake, called as president of the Provo Utah Temple, succeeding Pres. J. Elliot Cameron. Pres. Anderson's wife, Janice Jacobsen Anderson, will serve as temple matron. Pres. Anderson is president of a marketing company and a member of the board of directors of Deseret Book Co., and board member and former board chairman of Primary Children's Medical Center. He was the first regional representative to the BYU student stakes, and is former president of the North Carolina-Virginia Mission, stake president's counselor and bishop. He was born in Boise, Idaho, to Howard B. and Mildred Ina Salzner Anderson, and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. Sister Anderson is a former member of the Relief Society general board, and served on several writing committees of the Church. She is a former ward and stake Relief Society president and ward Young Women's president. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Andrew Thomas and Edith Virginia Budd Jacobsen.

Samuel Mason Davis, 69, Las Vegas 2nd Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Central Stake, called as president of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, succeeding Pres. Boyad M. Tanner. Pres. Davis' wife, Marva Bunker Davis, will serve as temple matron. Pres. Davis, who is serving with his wife in the California Santa Rosa Mission, is a former optometrist. He's served as regional representative, stake president twice, stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake mission president, bishop and temple ordinance worker. He received his optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. He was born in Parker, Idaho, to Samuel F. and Temperance Mason Davis. Sister Davis is a former temple ordinance worker, ward Young Women and Relief Society president, stake Relief Society board member. She was born in Bunkerville, Nev., to Hector and Williamina Wittwer Bunker.

H. Von Packard, 66, Carlsbad 4th Ward, Carlsbad California Stake, called as president of the Los Angeles Temple, succeeding Pres. Wayne A. Reeves. Pres. Packard's wife, Sheila Dunkerley Packard will serve as temple matron. Pres. Packard is a dentist. He is a regional representative, temple sealer and patriarch, and is former president of the Chile Santiago North Mission, mission president's counselor, high councilor, and branch president. He received his dental degree from the University of Oregon. He was born in Nampa, Idaho, to Forrest LeRoy and Esther Carter Packard. Sister Packard is a former stake Young Women president, ward Primary and Relief Society president and counselor, and teacher in the auxiliaries. She was born in England to Mark and Alice Martin Dunkerley.

Reed J. Webster, 70, Thirty Third Ward, Salt Lake Central Stake, called as president of the Johannesburg South Africa Temple, succeeding Pres. Charles R. Canfield. Pres. Webster's wife, Norma Christenson Webster, will serve as temple matron. Pres. Webster, a retired property broker, is second counselor in the South Africa Temple presidency. He is an ordinance worker who previously served as an assistant supervisor in the Salt Lake Temple, stake president's counselor, bishop and branch president. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah, and was decorated for service in the Army during World War II. He was born in Cedar City, Utah, to John U. and Mary Johnson Webster. Sister Webster, assistant matron at the Johannesburg South Africa Temple, is a temple ordinance worker and former stake Relief Society board member, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, and teacher in the auxiliaries. She was born in Manti, Utah, to Albert H. and Myrtle Farnsworth Christenson.

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