LDS Mothers Honored

    “LDS Mothers Honored,” Ensign, Aug. 1991, 78

    LDS Mothers Honored

    Wendy Goodrich McKenna, a mother of five and a Primary chorister in the Farmington Nineteenth Ward, Farmington Utah South Stake, has been named the 1991 National Mother of Young Children in the United States. She was selected as the winner at the 56th annual American Mothers, Inc., National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. Several other Church members represented their states at the national competition, which also included a Mother of the Year division. Representatives were chosen for their commitment as mothers, the application of their faith in their homes, the training of their children to be good citizens, their personal development, and their community service.

    Latter-day Saint representatives in the Mother of Young Children category included:

    • Delene Heywood of the Lehi Third Ward, Mesa Arizona Lehi Stake.

    • Kathy Tulving of the Mission Viejo Second Ward, Mission Viejo California Stake.

    • Donna Davis of the Flamingo Heights Ward, Las Vegas Nevada South Stake.

    • Yvonne Wheeler of the Hazeldale Ward, Cedar Mill Oregon Stake.

    Latter-day Saint representatives in the Mother of the Year category included:

    • Christine Rowley of the Mesa Sixth Ward, Mesa Arizona North Stake.

    • Kay Ellen Smith of the Peru Ward, Fort Wayne Indiana Stake.

    • Noreen Velma Bishop of the Overton Second Ward, Logandale Nevada Stake.

    • Dorothy Stoddard of the Ephraim Third Ward, Ephraim Utah Stake.

    In addition, several other Latter-day Saint mothers received awards or were elected as national officers of the organization.

    Jan Christensen of the Bountiful Fifty-ninth Ward, Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake; Frances Burtenshaw of the Logan Twentieth Ward, Logan Utah East Stake; and Elaine Dransfield of the Wellsville Third Ward, Wellsville Utah Stake, all received motherhood recognition awards.

    Those elected as national officers included several Latter-day Saints: Sue Hickenlooper of the New Canaan Ward, Yorktown New York Stake, as first vice president; Afton Alder of the West Hills Ward, Beaverton Oregon Stake, as third vice president; and Nadine Matis of the Burch Creek Ward, Ogden Utah Burch Creek Stake, as national education chairman.