Five newly called temple presidents and matrons have been announced by the First Presidency.
Lawrence Theodore Dahl Jr., 72, of Corvallis Ward, Stevensville Montana Stake, called to the Bogota Colombia Temple, succeeding President Roberto Rubio. Elder Dahl's wife, Eileen McCann Dahl, will serve as temple matron. President Dahl, a ward mission leader, is an ordinance worker at the Spokane Washington Temple and was president of the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission from 1980-1983, former stake president, bishop and missionary in Argentina. A retired Latin America field service engineer for Caterpillar Inc., he was born in Murray, Utah, to Lawrence T. and Lois Gardner Dahl.
Sister Dahl, a ward Relief Society president and temple ordinance worker, is a former mission Young Women president, stake Primary president and stake Relief Society president, temple worker and missionary in Argentina. She was born in Entre Rios, Argentina, to James G. and Isabel N. Rennison McCann.
Vernon Kenneth Dutile, 63, of the Natchitoches Ward, Alexandria Louisiana Stake, called as president of the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple, succeeding President D. Gregory Brumfield. President Dutile's wife, Betty Grappe Dutile, will serve as temple matron. President Dutile is the president of the Alexandria Louisiana Stake and a former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop's counselor and bishop. A retired superintendent of schools, he was born in Natchitoches, La., to Vernon Peter and Ruby Lee Beason Dutile.
Sister Dutile, a ward Relief Society education counselor, is a former stake Relief Society counselor, ward Relief Society president and counselor, ward Young Women president's counselor and Primary teacher. She was born in Natchitoches, La., to Willie Christopher and Nettie Mims Grappe.
Richard Riley George, 61, of the Cobble Creek 2nd Ward, Cobble Creek Utah Stake, called as president of the Asuncion Paraguay Temple, succeeding President John J. Whetten. President George's wife, Jeannine Evans George, will serve as temple matron. President George is a Church-service missionary in the Inner City Project in Salt Lake City, and a former mission president, stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop's counselor and bishop. He is a retired Church Educational System coordinator. He was born in Seattle, Wash., to Floyd N. and Mabel Busha Patterson George.
Sister George is a Church-service missionary and a former stake and ward Relief Society counselor, ward Young Women president and adviser, Primary president, Relief Society teacher and institute instructor. She was born in Ogden, Utah, to Preston D. and Dorothy Martin England Evans.
Charles Parsons, 72, of the Modbury Ward, Adelaide Australia Modbury Stake, called as president of the Adelaide Australia Temple, succeeding President Thomas F. Hooper. President Parsons' wife, Anne Lorraine Stevenson Parsons, will serve as temple matron. President Parsons is a temple president's counselor and a former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, bishop's counselor and seminary teacher. He is a retired cabinet maker and builder. He was born in Sydney, Australia, to Herbert Roy and Alice Morley Parsons.
Sister Parsons is an assistant to the matron, and a former stake and ward Relief Society counselor, ward Young Women and Primary president, seminary teacher and a Church-service missionary with her husband in New Zealand. She was born in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia, to Frank Leonard and Ellen Lorraine Newman Stevenson.
Richard Woolley Wells, 72, of the Soundview Ward, Tacoma Washington South Stake, called as president of the Suva Fiji Temple, succeeding President Orlo K. Spencer. President Wells' wife, Helen Beckstrand Wells, will serve as temple matron. President Wells is a full-time missionary at the Suva Fiji Temple, and a former regional representative, president of the Australia Adelaide Mission, stake president and bishop. He is a retired self-employed real estate developer. He was born in St. George, Utah, to Robert and Zella Earl Stephen Wells.
Sister Wells, also a full-time missionary in the Suva Fiji Temple, is a former stake Young Women president, ward Young Women and Relief Society president's counselor, seminary teacher, and ordinance worker in the Seattle Washington Temple. She was born in Meadow, Utah, to Melvin H. and Virginia Hinckley Beckstrand.