Susan W. Tanner
|Susan W. Tanner|
|12th general president of the Young Women|
|October 2, 2002– April 5, 2008|
|Called by||Gordon B. Hinckley|
|Predecessor||Margaret D. Nadauld|
|Successor||Elaine S. Dalton|
January 10, 1953 |
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
|Notable works||Daughters in My Kingdom (2011)|
|Spouse||John S. Tanner|
|Parents||Richard W. Winder
|Relatives||John R. Winder
Born in Granger, Utah to Richard W. Winder and Barbara Woodhead, Tanner grew up on the Winder family homestead at Winder Dairy. She earned a degree in humanitites from Brigham Young University. She was called by LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley as the general president of the Young Women organization on October 5, 2002, succeeding Margaret D. Nadauld. As president of the Young Women, Tanner was an ex officio member of the church's Boards of Trustees/Education. From 2002 to 2007, Tanner's counselors in the Young Women general presidency were Julie B. Beck and Elaine S. Dalton. From 2007 to 2008, Dalton was her first counselor and Mary N. Cook was her second counselor. In 2008, Tanner was succeeded as president of the Young Women by her first counselor, Dalton.
Tanner married John S. Tanner in the Salt Lake Temple on September 3, 1974. They live in Provo, Utah and are the parents of five children. She is a great-great granddaughter of church leader John R. Winder.
- Sarah Jane Weaver, "Strengthening women: 'Daughters in my Kingdom' is to help women in their responsibilities", Deseret News, 2011-09-27.
- Peggy Fletcher Stack, "Mormon women to get new book just for them", Salt Lake Tribune, 2011-08-22.
- Chelsee Niebergall, "Daughters in My Kingdom: A Historical Work for Today’s LDS Woman", Liahona, November 2011.
- “Susan Winder Tanner Young Women General President”, Liahona, November 2002.