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New directors of eight of the Church's visitors centers or historic sites have been called by the First Presidency. Most of the directors and their wives, who accompany them in the calling, began their service by March 1 .

The centers and their directors are:Idaho Falls Temple Visitors Center: Lorne L. Clapson, 62, former stake president from Canada, former district mission leader, high councilor and branch president. He is a former vice president of corporate development for a grain importing and exporting company. He and his wife, Leslie Giselda Goldak Clapson, served in India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka while missionaries in the Singapore Mission. Members of the Canyon Road Ward, Salt Lake Eagle Gate Stake.

Liberty Jail Historic Site: J. Everett West, 73, is a former stake president in the Salt Lake Winder Stake. He served as high councilor, stake mission president, bishop, and gospel doctrine teacher. He is a retired claims agent for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. He and his wife, Betty West, are members of the Winder 8th Ward, Salt Lake Winder Stake.

New Zealand Temple Visitors Center: Geoffrey Richard Garlick, 67, a former stake president from New Zealand, has served as stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop twice, and branch president. He is a retired property manager. He and his wife, April Clair Thompson Garlick, are members of the Monument Park 17th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park North Stake.

Winter Quarters Historical Site: Monte C. Nelson, 65, founder of an international accounting company, is a former temple worker, high councilor, stake clerk, bishop's counselor and Scoutmaster. He and his wife, Viola Eliza Stange Nelson, are members of the Mt. Olympus 12th Ward, Salt Lake Mt. Olympus North Stake.

Los Angeles Temple Visitors Center: Keith W. Wilcox, 71, is a former member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy and is now an emeritus General Authority. He was architectural consultant for expansion of the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, and is former president of the Ogden Temple, regional representative, mission president and stake president. He is a retired architect and designed the Washington Temple. He and his wife, Viva May Gammell Wilcox, are members of the Ogden 73rd Ward, Ogden Utah Weber Heights Stake.

Hill Cumorah Visitors Center: Joseph A. Kjar, 71, former executive vice president of Bonneville International, is a former mission president, regional representative, stake president and bishop. He is a retired radio executive, serving for 25 years as manager of KSL in Salt Lake City. He and his wife, Noma Roberts Kjar, are members of the Centerville 5th Ward, Centerville Utah South Stake.

Oakland Temple Visitors Center: Theon M. Thorley, 63, retired administrator for Hughes Aircraft Co., is a former mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, stake patriarch, and bishop. He and his wife, JoAnne Rollins Thorley, are members of the St. George 4th Ward, St. George Utah East Stake.

New York City Visitors Center: Reed M. Broadbent, 77, a retired Logan, Utah, physician, is a former mission president, temple president's counselor, stake president, and stake president's counselor. He and his wife, Maude Bentley Broadbent, are members of the River Heights 3rd Ward, Providence Utah Stake.