Susan W. Tanner

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Susan W. Tanner
12th general president of the Young Women
October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02) – April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Predecessor Margaret D. Nadauld
Successor Elaine S. Dalton
Personal details
Born (1953-01-10) January 10, 1953 (age 61)
Granger, Utah
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Notable works Daughters in My Kingdom (2011)
Spouse John S. Tanner
Children 5
Parents Richard W. Winder
Barbara Woodhead
Relatives John R. Winder
Great-great-grandfather

Susan Winder Tanner (born (1953-01-10) January 10, 1953 (age 61)) served from 2002 to 2008 as the twelfth general president of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Biography[edit]

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. In 2007, Beck was called as the general president of the Relief Society; as a result, from 2007 to 2008, Dalton served as Tanner's first counselor and Mary N. Cook served as her second counselor. In 2008, Tanner was succeeded as president of the Young Women by Dalton.

Tanner married John S. Tanner in the Salt Lake Temple in 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.

Tanner is currently serving with her husband, who is president of the church's Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission; this assignment began in 2011 and is expected to end in 2014.

Tanner is the author of Daughters in My Kingdom (2011), a book about the history of the Relief Society published by the LDS Church and distributed to adult women members.[1][2][3]

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Preceded by
Margaret D. Nadauld
President of the Young Women
October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02) – April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)
Succeeded by
Elaine S. Dalton