LeGrand R. Curtis

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LeGrand R. Curtis
Photograph of LeGrand R. Curtis
Second Quorum of the Seventy
March 31, 1990 (1990-03-31) – September 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Honorably released
Personal details
Born LeGrand Raine Curtis
(1924-05-22)May 22, 1924
Salt Lake City, Utah
Died December 19, 2010(2010-12-19) (aged 86)

LeGrand Raine Curtis, Sr. (May 22, 1924 – December 19, 2010)[1] was a general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1990 to 1995. He was a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy; he also served as a counselor in the Young Men general presidency from 1990 to 1991 and from 1972 to 1974.

Curtis was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was named after LeGrand Richards who was the bishop of the Sugar House Ward where his parents lived. His father was a counselor in the bishopric to LeGrand Richards.

LeGrand Curtis learned to play the organ at age 12 and was ward organist from age 14 until he moved away to go to dental school. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah. He then joined the United States Army during World War II through which he began his studies in dentistry. On June 1, 1944 Curtis married Patricia Glade, who he had known since junior high school, in the Salt Lake Temple. Patricia was the daughter of Salt Lake radio pioneer and politician Earl J. Glade and his wife Sarah Elizabeth R. Glade.[2]

After his marriage, Curtis lived in Kansas City, Missouri, Corpus Christi, Texas and Norfolk, Virginia. When the army had discontinued its dental training, Curtis was allowed to leave to complete dental school. He studied dentistry at the University of Kansas City (now the University of Missouri at Kansas City). He then returned to the military, this time in the Navy. The Curtises eventually became the parents of eight children.

Among other positions, Curtis has served in the LDS Church as a branch president, bishop, stake president, regional representative of the Twelve, stake patriarch and as president of the Florida Tallahassee Mission.

After his time as a general authority, Curtis served as president of the Jordan River Utah Temple from 1996 to 1999.

Curtis's son LeGrand R. Curtis, Jr. was called as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in April 2011.

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  1. ^ De Groote, Michael (21 December 2010). "Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Sr. dies". Deseret News. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  2. ^ "New temple presidents", Church News June 22, 1996.

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