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New temple presidents

Six new leaders hav been called by the First Presidency to serve as temple presidents and temple matrons. They will begin their three-year service on Nov. 1.

Arnold Jones, 65, Merthyr Tydfil Ward, Merthyr Tydfil Wales Stake; called as president of the Preston England Temple, succeeding President John Maxwell. President Jones' wife, June Francis Jones, will serve as temple matron. President Jones, a counselor in the London England Temple presidency, has served as a stake president, stake mission president, district president, branch president and missionary in the British Building Mission. He is a retired training consultant. He was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, to Frederick and Florence Ellen Pulman Jones.

June and Arnold Jones
June and Arnold Jones

Sister Jones is an assistant to the matron in the London England Temple and a former stake and ward Relief Society president, stake and ward Young Women president and seminary teacher. She was born in Merthyr Tydfil, to William Thomas and Gwladys May Jones Francis.

Jairo Mazzagardi, 59, Nova Vinhedo Ward, Itatiba Brazil Stake; called as president of the Sao Paulo Brazil Temple, succeeding President J. Kent Jolley. President Mazzagardi's wife, Elizabeth I. Mazzagardi, will serve as temple matron. He is a counselor in the Campinas Brazil Temple presidency, a former Area Seventy, Brazil Salvador Mission president, stake president, bishop and missionary serving in the Brazil Mission. He retired from his real estate business. He was born in Itu, Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Antonio and Margarida Prestes Mazzagardi.

Elizabeth and Jairo Mazzagardi
Elizabeth and Jairo Mazzagardi

Sister Mazzagardi, who is an assistant to the matron in the Campinas Brazil Temple, served with her husband when he was mission president. She is a former stake Relief Society president and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Carlos and Thereza Chechinato Ienne.

Vicente Isaias Mederos Sanchez, 65, Aculco Ward, Mexico City Mexico Oriental Stake; called as president of the Villahermosa Mexico Temple, succeeding President Juan M. Cedeno Rodriguez. President Mederos' wife, Maria del Rosario Diaz Ortega de Mederos, will serve as temple matron. President Medros, a former counselor in the Villahermosa Mexico Temple presidency, has served as Dominican Republic Santiago Mission president, regional welfare agent, stake president and president's counselor, bishop and bishop's counselor, and ward Sunday School president. He is a retired telephone company employee. He was born in Mexico D.F. Mexico to Juan and Esther Mederos Sanchez.

Vicente and Maria Mederos
Vicente and Maria Mederos

Sister Mederos, who served with her husband when he was mission president, was an assistant temple matron, stake Relief Society and Young Women president, stake Primary president and president's counselor, stake Relief Society secretary, and ward Relief Society president and teacher. She was born in Mexico D.F. Mexico, to Anselmo and Lucia Diaz Ortega.

Joseph Larry Memmott, 69, Deming 1st Ward, Silver City New Mexico Stake; called as president of the Veracruz Mexico Temple, succeeding President William R. Treu. President Memmott's wife, Shirley Catherine Willis Memmott, will serve as temple matron. President Memmott, a stake president, has served as Brazil Porto Alegre North Mission president, as stake mission president, Young Men and Sunday School president, bishop and missionary in the Brazilian Mission. He was a self-employed cattleman and fruit grower in New Mexico and Chihuahua, Mexico. He was born in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Joseph Fletcher and Nilus Stowell Memmott.

Shirley and Joseph Memmott
Shirley and Joseph Memmott

Sister Memmott, who served with her husband when he was mission president, has served as ward Young Women president and counselor, ward Primary president, Relief Society and Sunday School teacher, Primary chorister and ward music chairman. She was born in McNary, Ariz., to Hugh Melbourne and Merle Elizabeth Baker Willis.

H. Bruce Stucki, 68, St. George 3rd Ward, St. George Utah West Stake; called as president of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, succeeding President Frank F. Dixon. President Stucki's wife, Cheryl Cox Stucki, will serve as temple matron. President Stucki, a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy, has served as England Manchester Mission president, Area Seventy, Regional Representative, stake president and stake president's counselor, bishop, bishop's counselor and stake Young Men president. He is a retired businessman in the food distribution industry and in real estate. He was born in St. George Utah, to Harvey and Anna Hilda Witwer Stucki.

H. Bruce and Cheryl Stucki
H. Bruce and Cheryl Stucki

Sister Stucki, who served with her husband when he was mission president, has served as stake Relief Society president and counselor, stake Young Women president's counselor, ward Relief Society president and counselor, and Primary Achievement Day leader. She was born in St. George, Utah, to Emerald Lane and Elsie Burgess Cox.

Richard H. Winkel, 64, Mt. Pleasant 5th Ward, Mt. Pleasant Utah Stake; called as the first president of the Sacramento California Temple, to be dedicated Sept. 3, 2006. President Winkel's wife, Karen Hart Winkel, will serve as temple matron. President Winkel, a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy, has served as Spain Madrid Mission president, stake president, bishop, high councilor, seminary teacher and missionary. He is the retired president/owner of Beaver Lumber of Arcata. He was born in Oakland, Calif., to Francis Benjamin and Rose Blanche Thompson Winkel.

Karen and Richard H. Winkel
Karen and Richard H. Winkel

Sister Winkel, who served with her husband when he was mission president, has served as Relief Society president's counselor, Young Women president's counselor, gospel doctrine teacher and chorister. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Leo Robert and Ruby Moriene King Hart.

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