Appendix B: Leaders with Ties to the Colonies

Virginia Hatch Romney and Richard O. Cowan, The Colonia Juárez Temple: A Prophet’s Inspiration (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009), 185-92.

Appendix B

Leader​s with Ties to the Colonies

 

During his 1997 visit, President Gordon B. Hinckley was impressed by the

large number of Church leaders who had ties to the Mormon colonies in

Mexico. The following lists show that the small group of faithful Saints in

the colonies has continued this pattern. These lists contain some men who themselves

were not from the colonies but whose wives were. The wife is typically an integral part

of the leadership team, such as those who served as matrons when their husbands were

called as temple presidents.

 

General Authority

Calling

Dates

Spencer W. Kimball1

Quorum of the Twelve

1943–73

President of the Church

1973–85

 

Anthony W. Ivins

Quorum of the Twelve

1907–21

Counselor in First Presidency

1921–24

 

Marion G. Romney

Assistant to the Twelve

1941–51

 

Quorum of the Twelve

1951–72

 

Counselor in First Presidency

1972–85

 

President of Quorum of the Twelve

1985–88

Rey L. Pratt

First Council of the Seventy

1925–31

Antoine R. Ivins

First Council of the Seventy

1931–67

Waldo P. Call

First Quorum of the Seventy

1985–89

 

Second Quorum of the Seventy

1989–90

 

Daniel L. Johnson First Quorum of the Seventy

2006–present

Octaviano Tenorio2

First Quorum of the Seventy

2007–present

Jorge A. Rojas

Second Quorum of the Seventy

1991–1996

Jerald L. Taylor

Second Quorum of the Seventy

1996–2002

Eran A. Call

Second Quorum of the Seventy

1997–2000

Robert J. Whetten

Second Quorum of the Seventy

1998–2006

1. He was not from the colonies, but his wife, Camilla Eyring, was.

2. He was not from the colonies, but his wife, Rosa Elva Valenzuela González, was.

 

 

Mission President

Mission

Year

Pratt, Helaman

Mexican

1877

Ivins, Anthony W.

Mexican

1883

Pratt, Helaman

Mexican

1884

Eyring, Henry

Mexican

1887

Tenney, Ammon M.

Mexican

1887

Tenney, Ammon M.

Mexican

1887

Sears, William G.

Samoan

1899

Tenney, Ammon M.

Mexican

1901

Sanders, Martin

Samoan

1903

Harris, Hyrum S.

Mexican

1903, 1905

Pratt, Ray Lucero

Mexican

1907

Ivins, H. Grant

Japan

1912

Pratt, Ray Lucero

Mexican

1917

Haymore, Kenneth

Mexican

1925

Ivins, Antoine R.

Mexican

1931

Romney, George S.

Northern States

1931

Pratt, Harold Wilcken

Mexicana

1934

Sears, William G.

Samoan

1934

Young, Walter Ernest

Argentine

1935

Williams, Orlando Clement

Spanish American

1936

Anderson, Lorenzo Ami1

Mexican

1938

Haymore, David Franklin

Spanish American

1940

Pierce, Arwell L.

Mexican

1942

Jones, Lorin Franklin

Spanish American

1943

Romney, Thomas Cottam

Central States

1943

Young, Walter Ernest

Argentine

1944

Brown, Harold

Argentine

1949

Mecham, Lucian M., Jr.

Mexican

1950

Romney, Gordon M.

Central American

1952

Bowman, Claudius C.

Mexican

1953

Bowman, Harold Israel

Spanish American

1953

Valentine, Lee

Argentine

1955

Wagner, Edgar L.

Central America

1955

Bentley, Joseph T.

Northern Mexican

1956

Taylor, Harvey H.

Northern Mexican

1957

Bentley, Israel I.

Northern Mexican

1958

Taylor, Harvey H.

Mexican

1958

Turley, Fredrick A.

Southwest Indian

1958

Call, Ara O.

Northern Mexican

1961

Hatch, E. Leroy

Mexican

1962

Beecroft, Carl J.

Southeast Mexican

1963

Beecroft, Carl J.

Chile

1964

Hatch, E. Seville

Southeast Mexican

1964

Turley, E. Harold W.

West Mexican

1964

Turley, George L.

West Mexican

1964

Green, Vaughn J.

Northern Mexican

1965

McClellan, Jasper R.

Mexican

1965

Romney, Keith West

Spanish American

1965

Romney, Keith

Southeast Mexican

1967

Romney, Gordon M.

Mexican

1968

Call, Eran A.

Mexican

1970

Bentley, Joseph T.

Argentine Rosario

1972

Whetten, Lester B.

Mexican

1973

Ontiveros, Limhi

México Monterrey

1974

Haymore, Lester D.

Chile Concepción

1975

O’Donnal, John F.

Guatemala Guatemala City

1976

Bangerter, Blauer2

México Mexico City

1976

Gibson, Bruce3

Chile Santiago South

1977

Haymore, Lester D.

Chile Osorno

1977

O’Donnal, John F.

Guatemala

1977

Robinson, Marion C.

Uruguay Montevideo

1977

Whetten, Lester B.

México Guadalajara

1977

O’Donnal, John F.

Guatemala Quetzaltenango

1978

Pratt, Harold W., Jr.

Texas San Antonio

1978

Flores, Samuel

El Salvador San Salvador

1979

Wagner, A. Kenyon

Ecuador Quito

1979

Flores, Samuel

Honduras Tegucigalpa

1980

Hatch, E. Leroy

Mexico MTC

1980

Romney, M. Alvin

México Hermosillo

1980

Davis, John A.

Dominican Republic

1981

Call, Waldo P.

Uruguay Montevideo

1982

Fenn, Karl

Venezuela Maracaibo

1982

Keeler, John B.

México Monterrey

1982

Flores, Enoc

Puerto Rico San Juan

1983

Hamblin, Roland4

Chile Concepción

1983

Rojas, Jorge

México Guadalajara

1983

Beecroft, Jack T.

México Veracruz

1984

Bluth, Lothaire

México Mexico City South

1985

Cerda, Victor

México Torreón

1985

Farnsworth, Wilford M., Jr.

Puerto Rico San Juan

1986

 

Mission President

Mission

Year

Fenn, Boyd

Spain Barcelona

1986

Romney, M. Alvin

Peru MTC

1986

Schmidt, Howard G.

Chile Santiago North

1986

Taylor, Jerald L.

Chile Santiago South

1986

Whetten, John J.

Paraguay Asunción

1986

Davis, John A.

Chile MTC

1987

Cerda, Victor

México Chihuahua

1988

Judd, Jesse

Spain Barcelona

1988

Sloan, George G.

México Puebla

1988

Bluth, Oscar Daniel

México Chihuahua

1989

Bluth, Gayle

Argentina Bahia Blanca

1990

Brown, Phil5

Portugal Porto

1990

Lunt, C. Gary

Argentina Córdoba

1990

Pinon, Rodolfo “Rudy”

México Torreón

1990

Robinson, John B. III

México Mexico City North

1990

Tenorio, Octaviano

México Tuxtla Gutiérrez

1990

Farnsworth, Wilford M., Jr.

Mexico MTC

1991

Johnson, Daniel L.

Ecuador Guayaquil North

1991

Memmott, J. Larry

Brazil Porto Alegre North

1991

O’Donnal, John F.

Peru MTC

1991

Turley, Fredrick E.

Venezuela Maracaibo

1991

Williams, Frederick G.

Brazil São Paulo Interlagos

1991

Alvarez, Carlos

México Monterrey

1992

Fenn, Boyd

Guatemala MTC

1992

Heywood, D. Evans, Jr.6

Chile Concepción

1992

Barron, Francisco7

México Hermosillo

1994

Call, Mac

Peru Lima South

1994

Call, Eran A.

Mexico MTC

1995

Cluff, Samuel H.

México Chihuahua

1995

Martineau, Alberto Isaac

México Culiacan

1995

Whetten, Robert J.

Paraguay Asunción

1995

 

Mission President

Mission

Year

Lunt, C. Gary

Argentina MTC

1996

Ontiveros, Eder L.

Aregentina Rosario

1996

Turley, Kenneth W.

Guatemala City South

1996

Taylor, E. Elwood

Chile Viña Del Mar

1997

Call, Carl L.

México León

1998

Martineau, Alberto Isaac

México Puebla

1998

Taylor, Ashton H.

México Chihuahua

1998

Wagner, H. Arnold

Chile Antofagasta

1998

Call, Owen Dean

Ecuador Quito

1999

Wagner, Wilbur T.

México Tijuana

1999

Brown, David R.

México Tampico

2000

Pratt, Harold W. Jr.

Dominican Republic MTC

2000

Wilson, James

Honduras Tegucigalpa

2002

Ontiveros, Limhi

Columbia MTC

2003

Call, Robert D.

El Salvador San Salvador West

2005

Dalene, Ronald E.

Bolivia Cochabamba

2005

Jones, Ricky D.

El Salvador San Salvador East

2005

Johnson, Lester F.

México Veracruz

2005

Whetten, Clifford L.

México Tuxtla Gutiérrez

2005

Piñon, Rodolfo “Rudy”

México City MTC

2007

 

1. Not from colonies, but his wife, Leonora Taylor, was.

2. Not from colonies, but his wife, Bessie Brown, was.

3. Not from colonies, but his wife, Rowene Robinson, was.

4. Not from colonies, but his wife, Mae Whetten, was.

5. Not from colonies, but his wife, Antoinette Hatch, was.

6. Not from colonies, but his wife, Sylvia Lunt, was.

7. Not from colonies, but his wife, Adelina García Rivas, was.

 

 

MTC Presidents

Mission

Year

Hatch, E. Leroy

Mexico City México

1980

Farnsworth, Joseph

Chile

1981

Romney, M. Alvin

Peru

1986

Davis, John A.

Chile

1987

Fenn, Karl

Mexico City México

1988

Farnsworth, Wilford M., Jr.

Mexico City México

1991

O’Donnal, John F.

Peru

1991

Fenn, Boyd

Guatemala City

1992

Call, Eran A.

Mexico City México

1995

Lunt, Gary

Argentina

1996

Pratt, Harold W., Jr.

Dominican Republic

2000

Ontiveros, Limhi

Colombia

2003

Wagner, Arnold

Chile

2006

Piñon, Rudolfo “Rudy”

Mexico City México

2007

 

Temple Presidents

Temple

Year

Payne, Harry L.

Mesa Arizona

1944

Pierce, Arwell L.

Mesa Arizona

1953

Edmonds, John K.1

Salt Lake City

1970

Brown, Harold

Mexico City México

1983

O’Donnal, John F.

Guatemala City Guatemala

1984

Hatch, Ernest Leroy

Guatemala City Guatemala

1987

Call, Waldo P.

Mexico City México

1990

Call, Owen Dean

Guatemala City Guatemala

1993

Romney, Meredith I.

Colonia Juárez México

1999

Call, Mac R.

Caracas Venezuela

2000

Lunt, C. Gary

San José Costa Rica

2000

Schmidt, Howard G.

Oaxaca México

2000

Pratt, Gerald M. Ciudad

Juárez México

2001

 

Presidents

Temple

Year

Call, Eran

Monterrey México

2002

Taylor, Jerald L.

Mexico City México

2002

Whetten, John J.

Asunción Paraguay

2002

Bowman, Maurice D.

Oaxaca México

2003

Call, Carl

Merida México

2004

Heywood, D. Evans2

Cochabamba Bolivia

2004

Robinson, John B.

Colonia Juárez México

2004

Sandberg, Gilbert I.3

Guatemala City Guatemala

2004

Taylor, Ashton H.

Ciudad Juárez México

2004

Wagner, Wilbur T.

Tuxtla Gutiérrez México

2004

Cerda, Victor M.

Hermosillo México

2006

Memmott, J. Larry

Veracruz México

2006

Ontiveros, Limhi

Oaxaca México

2006

Taylor, E. Elwood

Ciudad Juárez México

2007

Rojas, Jorge Alfonso4

Guayaquil Ecuador

2008

1. Not from colonies, but his wife, Jasmine Romney, was.

2. Not from colonies, but his wife, Sylvia Lunt, was.

3. Not from colonies, but his wife, Michelle Hatch, was.

4. Not from colonies, but his wife, Marcela Burgos Perez, was.