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New temple president

Published: Monday, June 2 2014 4:59 p.m. MDT

Updated: Monday, June 2 2014 4:59 p.m. MDT

Marilyn Ann and Joseph I. Bentley

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A new temple president and his wife have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service later this year.

Joseph Ivins Bentley, 73, Newport Hills Ward, Newport Beach California Stake, called as president of the Newport Beach California Temple, succeeding President R. Dean Olson. President Bentley’s wife, Marilyn Ann Brown Bentley, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister VaLoye R. Olson. He serves as a ward mission leader and as a sealer and temple ordinance worker in the Newport Beach California Temple. He has served as a regional representative, stake president, bishop, high councilor and as a service couple at the BYU Jerusalem Center. A retired attorney, he was born in Safford, Arizona, to Israel Ivins and Anna Laura Walser Bentley.

Sister Bentley serves as a gospel doctrine teacher, ward missionary and as a temple ordinance worker in the Newport Beach California Temple. She has served as a stake and ward Relief Society president, district Young Women president, in a ward Primary presidency and as a service couple at the BYU Jerusalem Center. She was born in Portland, Oregon, to Kenneth C. and Mary Lemon Brown.