“Four New Temple Presidents,” Ensign, Aug. 1977, 80
V. A. Wood, Richard B. Sonne, A. Ray Curtis, and Percy K. Fetzer have been called to preside over the work for the living and the dead in the Alberta, Oakland, Salt Lake, and Swiss temples. Their wives will serve as matrons of the temples.
President Wood, son of the Alberta Temple’s first president, Edward J. Wood, has served until his appointment as patriarch of the Edmonton Alberta Stake. He has also worked in provincial government as deputy minister of lands and forests in Alberta, Canada. His wife, Lorraine Markgraf Wood, has served as ward and stake Primary and Relief Society president.
President Sonne, son of Elder Alma Sonne of the First Quorum of the Seventy, will preside over the Oakland Temple. He and his wife, Norma H. Sonne, are longtime residents of Palo Alto, California, where President Sonne has served as counselor and then bishop in the Palo Alto Ward, and counselor and then president of the Palo Alto Stake. He is also a vice-president of Del Monte Corporation; in his last Church appointment he served as Regional Representative.
Also a Regional Representative of the Twelve, President Curtis of the Salt Lake Temple has served as president of the Southwest British Mission and the Salt Lake Holladay Stake. His wife, Elaine Broadbent Curtis, served for eleven years on the general board of Relief Society.
The Swiss Temple’s new president and matron, Percy K. Fetzer and Thelma Woolley Fetzer, are residents of Salt Lake City, where President Fetzer has served as stake president and stake patriarch. He has also been a Regional Representative and presided over the North German Mission and the Berlin Mission. Sister Fetzer served on the YWMIA and Primary general boards.