Our Women Leaders

“Our Women Leaders,” Liahona, September 2015, 67–68

Our Women Leaders

Liahona Magazine, 2015/09 Sep
Liahona Magazine, 2015/09 Sep

These women are wives, mothers, and grandmothers. Here are some other fun things about them!

Sister Linda K. Burton

General President of the Relief Society

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

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

  • Studied in college to become an elementary school teacher.

Sister Carole M. Stephens

First Counselor Relief Society General Presidency

Stephens, Carole M.
  • 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

Second Counselor Relief Society General Presidency

Reeves, Linda S.
  • 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

General President of the Young Women

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

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

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

Sister Carol F. McConkie

First Counselor Young Women General Presidency

McConkie, Carol Louise Foley
  • 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

Second Counselor Young Women General Presidency

Marriott, Neill Foote
  • 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

General President of the Primary

Wixom, Rosemary M.
  • 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

First Counselor Primary General Presidency

Esplin, Cheryl A.
  • 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

Second Counselor, Primary General Presidency

Durham, Mary R.
  • 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!