Bonnie D. Parkin
|Bonnie D. Parkin|
|14th General President of the Relief Society|
|April 6, 2002 – March 31, 2007|
|Called by||Gordon B. Hinckley|
|Predecessor||Mary E. W. Smoot|
|Successor||Julie B. Beck|
|Second Counselor of the general presidency of the Young Women|
|1994 – 1997|
|Called by||Janette C. Hales|
|Predecessor||Patricia P. Pinegar|
|Successor||Carol B. Thomas|
August 4, 1940
|Home town||Herriman, Utah, United States|
|Alma mater||Utah State University|
|Spouse||James L. Parkin|
Bonnie Dansie Parkin (born August 4, 1940) was the fourteenth general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2002 to 2007. Parkin was also a member of the general presidency of the church's Young Women organization from 1994 to 1997.
Parkin became second counselor to Janette C. Hales in the LDS Church's Young Women organization in 1994. She was released in 1997 when she accompanied her husband to England, where he served as president of the church's England London South Mission.
At the church's April 2002 general conference, Parkin was sustained as general president of the Relief Society, succeeding Mary Ellen W. Smoot. Parkin held this position until March 31, 2007, when she was released and replaced by Julie B. Beck.
Parkin and her husband are the parents of four sons. One of their daughters-in-law is the daughter of former area seventy and billionaire philanthropist Jon M. Huntsman, the granddaughter of deceased LDS apostle David B. Haight, and sister of former Utah governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. and Huntsman Corp. CEO Peter Huntsman.
- News of the Church New General and Area Authorities, Relief Society Presidency Sustained
- “Bonnie D. Parkin: Relief Society General President,” Ensign, May 2002, p. 107
- “Newly Called Sisters Love Youth and the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Ensign, November 1994, pp. 106–07.