Henry and Kathleen Eyring
|Henry B. Eyring
Elder Henry B. Eyring was born and reared in Princeton, New Jersey. He served in the US Air Force and during that time was called as a district missionary in the Western States Mission.
He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from University of Utah. He went on to obtain a Master’s degree and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Harvard University. He was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from 1962 to 1971. In 1971 he was called to be the president of Ricks College.
It was in 1976 during Elder Eyring’s tenure at Ricks that the Teton Dam Disaster happened. He opened the buildings of the campus as refuge to the victims of the flood, serving meals and offering shelter in the dorms.
After his time at Ricks, he served as first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, from 1985 to 1992, and as Church Commissioner of Education from 1980 to 1985. He served as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy from 1992 until he was called to be an apostle in 1995. He has also served as a regional representative, and a member of the Sunday School General Board.
Elder Eyring was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1995. He served as Commissioner of Church Education from 1992 to 2004.
Kathleen Johnson Eyring
Kathleen Johnson was born in San Francisco, California and reared in the Palo Alto area in the Bay area. She attended Castilleja School, an all girls' school in Palo Alto. Kathleen was a quiet, studious girl and well liked. She was the assistant editor of the yearbook and served as student body president one year. She received her BA in political science from the University of California.
She met Henry Eyring one summer when she attended summer school at Harvard. He courted her through the summer and then by mail and phone when she returned to school at Berkeley in California. They were married in 1962 in the Logan Temple and are the parents of six children, four sons and two daughters.
Kathleen has served as a Primary president, stake Relief Society board member, counselor to a stake Relief Society presidency, as nursery coordinator, served on their ward activities committee and as a Relief Society teacher.
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