Our Women Leaders
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“Our Women Leaders,” Friend, Oct. 2015, 11–12

Our Women Leaders

Friend Magazine, 2015/10 Oct
Friend Magazine, 2015/10 Oct

These women are wives, mothers, and grandmothers. Here are some other fun things about them! You can print more cards at friend.lds.org.

Sister Linda K. Burton

Burton, Linda K.

General President of the Relief Society

  • Loved roller-skating, hopscotch, kickball, and neighborhood games as a child.

  • Was called as a Primary chorister while living in New Zealand as a teen.

  • Studied in college to become an elementary school teacher.

Sister Carole M. Stephens

Stephens, Carole M.

First Counselor Relief Society General Presidency

  • Was sealed to her parents when she was five, after her mom was baptized and her dad started coming to church again.

  • Sang in choirs and was captain of a drill team called the Bonnie Lassies.

  • Taught seminary and loves religion classes. Met her husband at institute.

Sister Linda S. Reeves

Reeves, Linda S.

Second Counselor Relief Society General Presidency

  • Grew up playing in the banana trees in her backyard with her four younger brothers.

  • Loves swimming and reading books to her grandchildren.

  • Loves to read the Book of Mormon and stories about Jesus.

Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson

Oscarson, Bonnie Lee Green

General President of the Young Women

  • As a child, loved reading under the apricot trees and climbing trees with her two older brothers.

  • Was art editor of her high school’s magazine and studied literature and graphic design in college.

  • Lived in eight different U.S. states and in Sweden twice!

Sister Carol F. McConkie

McConkie, Carol Louise Foley

First Counselor Young Women General Presidency

  • Liked reading in the farmhouse attic when she wasn’t working or playing in the orchards and fields.

  • Spent a summer in France as a teen.

  • In college, was a student teacher in a high school English class.

Sister Neill F. Marriott

Marriott, Neill Foote

Second Counselor Young Women General Presidency

  • Liked horseback riding as a child, and rode in the local rodeo parade.

  • Was baptized when she was 22 years old.

  • First job was working in a library. Later, loved reading bedtime stories to her 11 children.

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom

Wixom, Rosemary M.

General President of the Primary

  • Sometimes switched with her twin sister to trick people!

  • Taught third grade after graduating from college.

  • Loved learning about geography and now visits some countries she dreamed of visiting.

Sister Cheryl A. Esplin

Esplin, Cheryl A.

First Counselor Primary General Presidency

  • Put out a fire and saved her brother from being badly burned on their farm in Wyoming, USA.

  • Liked reading and playing sports, especially basketball.

  • Taught school for two years after graduating from college.

Sister Mary R. Durham

Durham, Mary R.

Second Counselor Primary General Presidency

  • Learned not to take dares when she got her tongue stuck on cold metal.

  • Studied dance in college.

  • As a mother, was like a nurse, teacher, baker, and gardener, and had her own tool bag to fix things!