Elder Merlin R. Lybbert, 68, of the Second Quorum of the Seventy has been called as president of the Alberta Temple, succeeding Pres. H. Lamont Matkin. Elder Lybbert's wife, Nola Cahoon Lybbert, will serve as temple matron. Elder Lybbert, sustained to the Second Quorum on April 1, 1989, is currently serving as president of the North America Northwest Area, general president of the Sunday School, and as assistant executive director in the Missionary Department. He previously served as president of the Asia Area. He is a former regional representative, stake president, stake president's counselor, and bishop. An attorney, he graduated from the University of Utah. He was born in Cardston, Alberta, to Charles Lester and Delvia Reed Lybbert. Sister Lybbert has held many Church callings in the auxiliaries and served in local and state capacities in the Parent-Teacher Association. She was born in Nuku`alofa, Tonga, to Jay A. and Ada Brown Cahoon. Her father was presiding over the Tongan Mission at the time.
E. Widtsoe Shumway, 67, Emerald Bay Ward, Gilbert Arizona Val Vista Stake, has been called as president of the Arizona Temple, succeeding Pres. John H. Tanner. Pres. Shumway's wife, Diane Blackham Shumway, will serve as temple matron. Pres. Shumway, a temple sealer, was president of Utah Ogden Mission, mission president's counselor, stake president, stake president's counselor and bishop. A mortuary owner, developer, and school teacher, he graduated from BYU and received a doctorate from California Western University. He was born in Thatcher, Ariz., to Ernest Hill and Sarah Viola (Lola) Mortensen Shumway. Sister Shumway is a former YWMIA and Relief Society president, teacher and counselor in the Primary, stake Relief Society president's counselor and board member, and temple ordinance worker. She was born in in Ogden, Utah, to Samuel Earl and Grace Stone Blackham.