“Ann M. Dibb,” Ensign, May 2008, 142
When asked what experiences best prepared her for being called as the second counselor in the Young Women general presidency, Ann Monson Dibb responds with a broad smile and a generous laugh, “Motherhood! And being a daughter!” She quickly adds, “And applying the Savior’s teachings in my life.”
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on June 30, 1954, to Thomas S. Monson and Frances J. Monson, Sister Dibb has learned through many sweet experiences that “Heavenly Father is mindful of what I need” but that “we have to trust in the Lord and in His timetable.”
She hopes that young women will apply one of her favorite passages of scripture, Proverbs 3:5–7: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
While attending Brigham Young University, Sister Dibb met her future husband, Roger Dibb, whom she married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 5, 1974. They are the parents of four children. Sister Dibb focused her energies on taking care of the home. However, when her children were a little older and she felt the timing was right, she began taking a few classes each year, eventually graduating with a degree in elementary education.
Sister Dibb has served in a variety of Church callings in each of the auxiliaries. She was serving on the Young Women general board prior to her calling to the Young Women general presidency.
She believes that truth resonates with all people, and that we can all feel the Spirit through the teachings of our leaders. “I learned as a young woman that you can hold onto the prophet’s testimony as you make the effort to gain your own,” she says. “Everyone has access to that if you open your heart and want to be taught by the Spirit.”