Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Salt Lake Temple

Presidents and Matrons

Temple presidents and matrons are called to oversee all activities performed at the temple. They serve voluntarily, usually for a period of several years. Following is a list of the current and former presidents and matrons of the Salt Lake Temple.

Temple President Temple Matron Years Served
Blaine Jackson Wixom Jr. Rosemary Mix Wixom 2017–2017
Cecil Osborn Samuelson Jr. Sharon Giauque Samuelson 2014–2017
Oren Claron Alldredge Jr. Lillian Kaye Smith Alldredge 2011–2014
Sheldon Fay Child Joan Haacke Child 2008–2011
Milton Richard Walker Kathleen Hinckley Barnes Walker 2005–2008
Lloyd Aldin Porter Shirley Faye Palmer Porter 2002–2005
Derrill Hunt Richards Colleen Germer Richards 1999–1999
Warren Eugene Hansen Jenine Showell Hansen 1999–2002
Carlos Egan Asay Colleen Webb Asay 1996–1999
George Ivins Cannon Isabel Hales Cannon 1993–1996
Spencer Hamlin Osborn Avanelle Richards Osborn 1990–1993
Edgar Martell Denny Eula Jane Peterson Denny 1987–1990
Victor Lee Brown Lois Ashton Kjar Brown 1985–1987
Marion Duff Hanks Maxine Lehua Christensen Hanks 1982–1985
Alexander Raine Curtis Elaine Broadbent Curtis 1977–1982
John Kaestli Edmunds Jasmine Romney Edmunds 1972–1977
Oscar Leslie Stone Dorothy Cobbley Stone 1968–1972
Edward Howard Stevenson McDonald Lillian Hamilton Ferguson
Ella Gibbs McDonald
1964–1968
Willard Richards Smith Florence Grant Smith 1961–1964
ElRay LaVar Christiansen Lewella Ann Rees Christiansen 1953–1961
Robert Dixon Young Mary Susannah Parker Young 1949–1953
Joseph Fielding Smith Jessie Evans Smith 1945–1949
Stephen L. Chipman Annie Maddick Jamison Chipman
Florence Gay Smith
1938–1945
George Franklin Richards Alice Almira Robinson Richards 1921–1938
Anthon Henrik Lund Edna Lambson Smith 1911–1921
Joseph Fielding Smith Sr. Bathsheba Wilson Bigler Smith 1898–1911
Lorenzo Snow Zina Diantha Huntington Young 1893–1898