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New temple presidents

The following have been called by the First Presidency as new temple presidents:

Ralph Raymond Barnes, 75, Moraga Ward, Oakland California Stake, called as president of the Caracas Venezuela Temple, succeeding President Mac Rey Call. President Barnes' wife, Chloris Bowman Barnes, will serve as temple matron. President Barnes, a stake patriarch, is a former Missionary Training Center president, mission president, regional representative, stake president and bishop. He is a retired employee benefits consultant. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ralph A. and Hettie Dredge Barnes.

Sister Barnes accompanied her husband on their missions, and served as Relief Society president, and ward and stake Young Women leader and teacher. She was born in Kanab, Utah, to Othello Conrad and Grace Woolley Bowman.


Roland Robert Dätwyler-Schmucki, 72, Biel Ward, Bern Switzerland Stake, called as president of the Bern Switzerland Temple, succeeding President Gary L. Schwendiman. President D�twyler's wife, Susanne Dätwyler-Schmucki, will serve as temple matron. President Dätwyler-Schmucki is a former temple president's counselor, mission president, CES coordinator in Moscow, Russia, and stake patriarch. He is a retired engineer and was born in Grenchen, Switzerland, to Edgar Robert and Violette Mathilde Chatelain Dätwyler-Schmucki.

Sister Dätwyler-Schmucki is a former stake Young Women president, stake Primary president's counselor and ward Relief Society president. She was born in Pieterlen, Switzerland, to Johann Melchoir and Gertrud Niederhauser Schumcki.


Conrad Joseph Alfred LaPlante, 61, Drummondville Branch, Quebec District, called as president of the Montreal Quebec Temple, succeeding President Scott H. Taggart. President LaPlante's wife, Huguette Marie Gilberte Dorothee Tanguay LaPlante, will serve as temple matron. President LaPlante is stake patriarch and former district president, stake president's counselor, high councilor and bishop. He is a retired French teacher. He was born in Abitibi, Quebec, to Alfred and Marie-Jeanne Lefebvre LaPlante.

Sister LaPlante is a former Primary and Relief Society president and seminary teacher. She was born in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, to Ernest and Gabrielle St.Onge Tanguay.

Roberto Rubio Ramirez, 71, of Bogota, Colombia, called as president of the Bogota Colombia Temple, succeeding Jeremiah P. Cahill. President Rubio's wife, Lenor Barco de Rubio, will serve as temple matron. President Rubio is a sealer and ordinance worker, mission president, missionary training center president's counselor, stake president's counselor and bishop. He is a retired attorney and has been national director of instruction at prisons. He was born in San Juan de Rio Seca, Colombia, to Luis Rubio Millan and Edelmira Ramirez Ayala de Rubio.

Sister Rubio is an ordinance worker, and former Young Women and Relief Society president and gospel doctrine teacher. She was born in Bogota, Colombia, to Virgilio and Isabel Barco.


William Randolph Simpson, 67, Dacula Ward, Lilburn Georgia Stake, called as president of the Columbia South Carolina Temple, succeeding President David V. Yarn. President Simpson's wife, Shirley Kirby Simpson, will serve as temple matron. President Simpson is a former stake president and counselor, high councilor and bishop. He and his wife served a Church Educational System mission in the West Indies Mission. He was born in Somerset, Va., to William F. and Mildred Seal Simpson.

Sister Simpson is a former ward Relief Society and Young Women president, counselor in stake Young Women and Relief Society presidencies and an early morning seminary teacher. She was born in Charlottesville, Va., to Percy W. and Mary Wade Kirby.


Cecil Malcolm Warner, 67, Heart Lake Ward, Brampton Ontario Stake, called as president of the Toronto Ontario Temple, succeeding Everett S. Pallin. President Warner's wife, Helen Kathaleen Warner, will serve as temple matron. President Warner is a former mission president, regional representative, stake president and counselor and high councilor. He is a retired CES administrator. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, to Harold Cecil and Gladys Adelaide Huber Warner.

Sister Warner is a former ward Primary president, Young Women president, stake Relief Society president, and seminary and institute teacher. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Charles and Jessie Snider Marchant.


Peter J. Williams, 71, Boise 19th Ward, Boise Idaho North Stake, called as president of the Boise Idaho Temple, succeeding President Weldon R. Tovey. President Williams' wife, Carol Going Williams, will serve as temple matron. President Williams is a stake patriarch and temple sealer, and is a former temple president's counselor, stake president's counselor and bishop. He is a retired self-employed safety consultant. He was born in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Peter J. and Mary Elizabeth Archibald Williams.

Sister Williams is a temple ordinance worker and former assistant temple matron, ward Young Women president and adviser, Primary president, and stake Young Women president's counselor. She was born in Moreland, Idaho, to Claude B. Going and Ella Humphreys Going.

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