“Appointments,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 80
Thomas Lavoy Esplin of St. George, Utah, has been called by the First Presidency to preside over the St. George Temple. His wife, Phoebe Lytle Esplin, will serve as matron. President Esplin, retired county superintendent of schools, is a former mission president, stake president, and temple ordinance worker. Sister Esplin has served as an officer and teacher in Church auxiliaries and a temple ordinance worker.
Arthur Henry King, a native of England and a professor of English at Brigham Young University, has been called to preside over the London Temple. His wife, Kathleen Patricia King, will serve as matron. Brother King, a convert of twenty years, has been decorated twice by Queen Elizabeth II during a distinguished career in education. He has served as a stake high councilor and a member of the Church Hymnbook Committee. Sister King has held a variety of Church teaching and administrative positions.
David H. Yarn, Jr., a professor of philosophy and religion at Brigham Young University, has been called to preside over the Atlanta Temple. His wife, Marilyn Stevenson Yarn, will serve as matron. President Yarn has served on the YM-MIA and Sunday School general boards and has been a stake president and a sealing officiator in the Provo Temple. Sister Yarn has served as an officer and teacher in both ward and stake auxiliaries.
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Mila M. Mitchell, Salt Lake City, instructional developer in the Church Genealogy Department, former officer and teacher in Church auxiliaries.
Boyd F. Henderson, Pocatello, Idaho, businessman and former Bannock County commissioner, will preside over the Australia Melbourne Mission with his wife, Ethel Chilton Henderson.