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NEW TEMPLE PRESIDENTS

- CLINTON DE VELL DAVIS, 65, San Diego 8th Ward, San Diego California Stake, called as president of the San Diego Temple, succeeding Pres. Floyd L. Packard. Pres. Davis' wife, Carmen Shumway Davis, will serve as temple matron. Pres. Davis has served as president of Washington Seattle Mission, regional representative, stake president and bishop. An insurance agent, he graduated from BYU and studied at the New York Life Insurance Society. He was born in Cardston, Alberta, to Clifford Eli and Florence LaVerne Newby Davis. Sister Davis is a former teacher in the auxiliary organizations, and former Relief Society president and seminary teacher. She was born in St. Johns, Ariz., to Carroll and Merle Kartchner Shumway.

- K. GARY GARFF, 60, Monument Park 13th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake, called as president of the Seattle Temple, succeeding Pres. Brent I. Nash. Pres. Garff's wife, Linda Smith Garff, will serve as temple matron. Pres. Garff served as Salt Lake Temple ordinance worker for 24 years, high councilor, stake mission president's counselor, bishop and elders quorum president. President of Garff Enterprises, a real estate and holding company with interests in five automobile dealerships, he studied at the University of Utah and at various auto dealers' schools. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Kendall D. and Marjorie Heiner Garff. Sister Garff is a former stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women president's counselor, teacher in the auxiliaries, Church Office Building hostess and Relief Society secretary. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Keith S. and Marjorie Dickson Smith.- RUSSELL C. TAYLOR, 69, Bloomington 5th Ward, Bloomington Utah Stake, called as president of the Denver Colorado Temple, succeeding Pres. Forrest J Jensen. Pres. Taylor's wife, Joyce E. Mortensen Taylor, will serve as temple matron. Pres. Taylor, who served in the First and Second Quorum of the Seventy from 1984-89, is a former president of the Georgia Atlanta Mission, regional representative, stake president and stake president's counselor. Director of Sun Capital Bank and a former life insurance executive, he graduated from BYU. He was born in Red Mesa, Colo., to Leo Sanford and Florence Stella Dean Taylor. Sister Taylor served in various auxiliary callings and is a Primary teacher. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., to J. Gilbert and Irma van Zweden Mortensen.

- GLEN HARRIS WALKER, 67, Edgemont 14th Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont Stake, called as president of the Los Angeles Temple, succeeding Pres. H. Von Packard. Pres. Walker's wife, Willa Rae Erickson Walker, will serve as temple matron. Pres. Walker served twice as counselor in the Los Angeles Temple presidency, sealer and temple ordinance worker, high councilor, stake Sunday School president and high priests group leader. A thoracic cardiovascular surgeon, he graduated from BYU and the University of British Columbia, and the McGill University Medical School. He was born in Raymond, Alberta, to James H. and Fannye Harris Walker. Sister Walker is a former stake and ward Primary, Young Women and Relief Society president or counselor, and organist and music director in the auxiliaries. She was born in Stirling, Alberta, to George and Geneva Peterson Erickson.

- J BALLARD WASHBURN, 66, West Jordan 28th Ward, West Jordan Utah Stake, called as president of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, succeeding Pres. Samuel M. Davis. Pres. Washburn's wife, Barbara Harries Washburn, will serve as temple matron. Pres. Washburn, who has served in the Second Quorum of the Seventy since 1990, is a former president of the Arizona Phoenix Mission, regional representative, stake president, and bishop's counselor. A physician, he graduated from BYU and the University of Utah Medical School. He was born in Blanding, Utah, to Alvin LaVell and Wasel Amelia Black Washburn. Sister Washburn has served as Relief Society president and board member, and teacher in the auxiliaries. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ford Howell and Aileen Bingham Harries.