General Young Women Leaders

Young Women General Presidency
Sustained April 6, 2013


Young Women General Office
76 North Main
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-1702


Bonnie L. Oscarson

Young Women General President

Bonnie L. Oscarson

Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, but her family moved often and she lived in five different places in the United States before attending Brigham Young University to study commercial art. She met her husband, Paul Oscarson, at the temple site in Far West, Missouri. They later married in 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple and are the parents of seven children and grandparents of 24 grandchildren.

She served with her husband when she was still a young mother as he presided over the Sweden Göteborg Mission and then 30 years later returned to Sweden, where she and her husband served as matron and temple president of the Stockholm Sweden Temple. She has served as a ward Young Women president three times and in a stake Young Women presidency twice, and she taught early-morning seminary for nine years. Sister Oscarson loves working with the youth of the Church. She doesn’t regret any of the sleep she missed while teaching seminary! She returned to school after 35 years and earned a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in British and American literature. One of Sister Ocarson’s favorite scriptures is in Doctrine and Covenants 101:16: “Be still and know that I am God.”

Carol F. McConkie

First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency

Carol F. McConkie

Sister Carol F. McConkie was born in Spokane, Washington, USA. During her childhood and youth she lived in Delaware, New York, and Arizona, USA. She graduated in English education from Arizona State University, where she met her husband, Oscar W. McConkie III. They were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple and now have seven children and 24 grandchildren.

Prior to her call as first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, Sister McConkie was a member of the Young Women general board. From 2005 to 2008, she served with her husband when he was mission president of the California San Jose Mission. She has also served in ward Primary and Relief Society presidencies and as ward Young Women president. Sister McConkie rejoices in the beauty and nobility of virtuous young women who radiate the light of the gospel. She loves the scriptures and believes “the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever” (Isaiah 32:17).

Neill F. Marriott

Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency

Neill F. Marriott

Sister Neill F. Marriott was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana, USA. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA, where she earned a degree in English along with a teaching certificate. At the age of 22, she was converted and baptized into the Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. One year later she married David C. Marriott in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of 11 children and have 26 grandchildren. 

At the time of her calling as second counselor in the Young Women general presidency, she was serving on a Church writing committee. She has worked in many stake and ward callings and also served for three years with her husband when he was president of the Brazil Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission. Sister Marriott knows as the young women of the Church build their lives “upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, . . . they cannot fall” (Helaman 5:12).

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